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Basel do enough to down Debrecen

Published: Wednesday 28 July 2010, 22.00CET
Debreceni VSC 0-2 FC Basel 1893
Teenage substitute Granit Xhaka struck a potentially decisive blow by doubling Basel's lead in added time.
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Szusza Ferenc Stadium
Basel do enough to down Debrecen
Granit Xhaka scored Basel's second in added time ©Bongarts

Match statistics

DebrecenBasel

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target4
 
6
Corners6
 
0
Offsides10
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
16
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 28 July 2010, 22.00CET

Basel do enough to down Debrecen

Debreceni VSC 0-2 FC Basel 1893
Teenage substitute Granit Xhaka struck a potentially decisive blow by doubling Basel's lead in added time.

Valentin Stocker and Granit Xhaka scored in each half as FC Basel 1893 defeated Debreceni VSC in Hungary to take a huge step towards the UEFA Champions League play-offs.

Already leading through Stocker's deflected opener in the 34th minute, Basel possibly made this third qualifying round tie safe deep into added time as 17-year-old substitute Xhaka found the net in superb style. Group-stage contenders last season, Debrecen are left needing both a marked improvement and a convincing victory at St. Jakob-Park next Wednesday to remain in the competition.

The sides traded opportunities in the opening stages as Franco Costanzo in the visiting goal repelled an Adamo Coulibaly volley shortly before Alexander Frei nodded Samuel Inkoom's right-wing cross just wide of the left-hand post.

Coulibaly then teed up Péter Czvitkovics only for the Debrecen No77 to drill his shot from ten metres against his team-mate, while Xherdan Shaqiri passed up the clearest opening at that stage by heading at Debrecen goalkeeper István Verpecz from close range.

Stocker showed them how to do it, however, as he collected a pass from Jacques Zoua and drilled it left-footed into the bottom corner with the help of a deflection. Shaqiri (60) and Stocker (69) were almost made to pay for failing to extend the advantage late on as József Varga jinked his way through the Basel defence only to toe-poke his shot at Costanzo.

Instead, the second goal went the way of Xhaka and the Swiss champions. Having only replaced Stocker in the 88th minute, the teenager tried his luck from 25 metres and was rewarded with a goal to remember.

Last updated: 29/07/10 10.52CET

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Lineups

debrecen

Debrecen

basel

Basel

87
VerpeczIstván Verpecz (GK)
1
CostanzoFranco Costanzo (GK) (C)
15
RezesLászló Rezes
Substitution54
4
Çağdaş AtanÇağdaş Atan
16
KomlósiÁdám Komlósi
8
HuggelBenjamin Huggel
20
MbengonoYannick Mbengono
Substitution74
13
A. FreiAlexander Frei
21
FodorMarcell Fodor
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Goal34
Yellow Card83
Substitution88
22
BernáthCsaba Bernáth (C)
17
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution62
24
MijadinoskiMirsad Mijadinoski
19
AbrahamDavid Abraham
30
KissZoltán Kiss
20
SafariBehrang Safari
33
J. VargaJózsef Varga
22
InkoomSamuel Inkoom
39
CoulibalyAdamo Coulibaly
24
CabralCabral
Yellow Card49
77
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics
31
ZouaJacques Zoua
Substitution75

Substitutes

31
MalinauskasMindaugas Malinauskas (GK)
18
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
4
ŠimacDajan Šimac
15
AlmeraresFederico Almerares
Substitution75
6
Luis RamosLuis Ramos
21
KusungaGenséric Kusunga
7
DombiTibor Dombi
Substitution74
28
FeratiBeg Ferati
10
FarkasBalázs Farkas
Substitution54
30
TemboFwayo Tembo
Substitution62
27
BódiÁdám Bódi
32
ZanniReto Zanni
70
KulcsárTamás Kulcsár
34
XhakaGranit Xhaka
Substitution88
Goal90+2

Coach

András Herczeg (HUN) Thorsten Fink (GER)

Referee

César Muñiz (ESP)

Assistant referees

José Miranda (ESP), Javier Novoa Robles (ESP)

Fourth official

Miguel Angel Perez Lasa (ESP)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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