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Basel make light work of Sheriff

Published: Tuesday 24 August 2010, 22.40CET
FC Sheriff 0-3 FC Basel 1893 (agg: 0-4)
The visitors built on their narrow first-leg advantage with three goals in the final 16 minutes in Tiraspol.
Basel make light work of Sheriff
Basel will compete in the group stage for the third time ©AFP

Match statistics

SheriffBasel

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target2
 
6
Attempts off target5
 
2
Corners4
 
6
Offsides3
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
17
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 24 August 2010, 22.40CET

Basel make light work of Sheriff

FC Sheriff 0-3 FC Basel 1893 (agg: 0-4)
The visitors built on their narrow first-leg advantage with three goals in the final 16 minutes in Tiraspol.

Alexander Frei scored two and set up another as FC Basel 1893 eased into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the third time at the expense of FC Sheriff.

A goal up following the first instalment of their play-off tie, Marco Streller doubled Basel's aggregate lead in the 74th minute by heading in Frei's free-kick from the left. After home captain Vazha Tarkhnishvili was dismissed for a second booking soon after, Frei put the seal on a comfortable passage with two late efforts, meaning Sheriff – making their tenth successive attempt at reaching the group stage – must settle for the UEFA Europa League again.

Andrei Sosnitski's pre-match assertion that his Sheriff team had "nothing to lose" was borne out in a highly-charged start from the Moldovan side, who soon had the Basel rearguard in retreat. For all their early endeavour, however, the only moment of concern for Basel goalkeeper Franco Costanzo arrived just before the quarter-hour mark when he dived on Benjamin Balima's low cutback.

Basel soon gained a measure of control and after Balima headed Miloš Adamović's free-kick wide, only José Nadson's block in front of goal prevented Streller from doubling the Swiss side's aggregate lead. That was the one clear-cut chance for either team in a first half high on effort but lacking in cutting edge; Valentin Stocker's wayward shot eight minutes after the restart did little to suggest the course of proceedings was about to change.

Baco Nikolić's shot straight at Costanzo typified the limited nature of Sheriff's attacking means and if the expectant home fans were already beginning to doubt their team's chances, Streller's glancing header 16 minutes from time all but extinguished their hopes. With Sheriff looking beaten and a man down following Tarkhnishvili's dismissal, Frei seized on Vladislav Stoyanov's failure to gather Stocker's cross to add a second. Basel's third came three minutes from time, Frei neatly chipping the Sheriff goalkeeper after being played in by substitute Xherdan Shaqiri. Basel discover their group opposition on Thursday.

Last updated: 01/04/11 13.50CET

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Lineups

sheriff

Sheriff

basel

Basel

25
StoyanovVladislav Stoyanov (GK)
1
CostanzoFranco Costanzo (GK) (C)
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
Yellow Card71
4
Çağdaş AtanÇağdaş Atan
Yellow Card40
5
TarkhnishviliVazha Tarkhnishvili (C)
Yellow Card57
Red Card76
8
HuggelBenjamin Huggel
9
Jymmy FrançaJymmy França
Substitution79
9
StrellerMarco Streller
Goal74
Substitution78
14
BalimaBenjamin Balima
10
YapiGilles Yapi
Substitution87
15
VranješOgnjen Vranješ
Yellow Card85
13
A. FreiAlexander Frei
Yellow Card16
Goal80
Goal87
17
RouambaFlorent Rouamba
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Substitution85
21
DiedhiouAndré Diedhiou
Substitution66
19
AbrahamDavid Abraham
22
Fred NelsonFred Nelson
Substitution76
20
SafariBehrang Safari
28
NadsonNadson
22
InkoomSamuel Inkoom
44
AdamovićMiloš Adamović
31
ZouaJacques Zoua

Substitutes

12
StajilaDmitri Stajila (GK)
18
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
6
ScripcencoAlexandru Scripcenco
11
ChipperfieldScott Chipperfield
Substitution78
7
NikolićBaco Nikolić
Substitution66
15
AlmeraresFederico Almerares
8
GheorghievSerghei Gheorghiev
17
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution85
13
DiulgherSerghei Diulgher
28
FeratiBeg Ferati
Substitution87
16
KhachaturovArtyom Khachaturov
Substitution79
30
TemboFwayo Tembo
19
DjurovićMarko Djurović
Substitution76
32
ZanniReto Zanni

Coach

Andrei Sosnitski (BLR) Thorsten Fink (GER)

Referee

Martin Hansson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)

Fourth official

Michael Lerjeus (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE), Tobias Mattsson (SWE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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