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Sommer stop saves Basel from elimination

Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 22.30CET
FC Basel 1893 1-1 Molde FK (agg: 2-1)
Basel's Yann Sommer kept his side in the competition with an added-time penalty save from Magne Hoseth.
by Ben Gladwell
from St. Jakob-Park
Sommer stop saves Basel from elimination
Basel's Yann Sommer denied Molde in added time ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BaselMolde

Goals scored1
 
1
on target4
 
5
off target10
 
3
Corners4
 
2
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed9
 
16
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 22.30CET

Sommer stop saves Basel from elimination

FC Basel 1893 1-1 Molde FK (agg: 2-1)
Basel's Yann Sommer kept his side in the competition with an added-time penalty save from Magne Hoseth.

Yann Sommer secured FC Basel 1893's place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs at Molde FK's expense by saving an added-time penalty from Magne Hoseth.

With Molde trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Jo Inge Berget levelled the aggregate score in the 32nd minute. David Degen restored the Swiss club's overall lead with a quarter of an hour remaining, but in a late twist Hoseth was denied by Sommer when presented with the chance to fire Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side into Friday's draw.

A well-organised Molde penned Basel back in the early stages as they made their intentions clear. They soon started to create chances, with Magnus Eikrem and Berget exchanging passes to put Mattias Moström in the clear, but Sommer won the duel.

In another slick move, Moström was sent through on goal by Berget, only to place his shot wide of the far post. Molde's superiority paid dividends when Magne Simonsen's shot was parried by Sommer to Berget, who slotted in the rebound.

Valentin Stocker missed Basel's first chance of the second half, side-footing Degen's cross off target. Degen had a shot blocked in the 63rd minute before shooting wide soon after as Basel finally found a higher gear. Marcelo Díaz was the next to miss for the home side, while Marco Streller headed over the crossbar as the game entered the final 20 minutes.

Having spent much of the first period in their opponents' half, Molde were suddenly happy to sit back. It was a dangerous tactic and Basel got the goal they were looking for when Streller touched the ball down for Degen.

It was not over, though, as Gastón Sauro committed a foul inside the penalty area in the second minute of added time. Sommer guessed correctly, though, diving to his right to save from Hoseth and condemn Solskjær's charges to life in the UEFA Europa League.

Last updated: 09/08/12 0.44CET

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Lineups

basel

Basel

molde

Molde

1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
1
Bugge PettersenEspen Bugge Pettersen (GK)
3
Park Joo HoPark Joo Ho
2
VatshaugKristoffer Vatshaug
6
DragovicAleksandar Dragovic
Yellow Card90+2
4
HovlandEven Hovland
Substitution26
7
D. DegenDavid Degen
Goal75
Substitution89
Yellow Card90+3
5
ForrenVegard Forren
9
StrellerMarco Streller (C)
6
D. HestadDaniel Hestad (C)
10
YapiGilles Yapi
Substitution74
7
EikremMagnus Eikrem
Substitution70
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Substitution84
9
MoströmMattias Moström
21
DíazMarcelo Díaz
11
BergetJo Inge Berget
Goal32
24
CabralCabral
14
LinnesMartin Linnes
26
SauroGastón Sauro
Yellow Card90+2
23
K. RindarøyKnut Olav Rindarøy
Substitution57
27
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer
27
ChimaDaniel Chima

Substitutes

18
VailatiGermano Vailati (GK)
12
SöderbergOle Söderberg (GK)
15
VoserKay Voser
3
SteenslidBørre Steenslid
20
F. FreiFabian Frei
Substitution89
10
HosethMagne Hoseth
Substitution57
Penalty90+2
22
SalahMohamed Salah
Substitution74
15
StamnestrøMagnus Stamnestrø
Substitution70
29
KováčRadoslav Kováč
18
SimonsenMagne Simonsen
Substitution26
30
VuletaStjepan Vuleta
19
DantasVini Dantas
31
ZouaJacques Zoua
Substitution84
32
CamaraAbdou Karim Camara

Coach

Heiko Vogel (GER) Ole Gunnar Solskjær (NOR)

Referee

Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Vyacheslav Semenov (RUS)

Fourth official

Aleksei Eskov (RUS)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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