Stamford Bridge - London 18/09/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group E

Chelsea - Basel
1-2
 

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Basel come from behind to defeat Chelsea

Published: Wednesday 18 September 2013, 23.00CET
Basel come from behind to defeat Chelsea 
Basel delight while Willian looks ahead ©Getty Images

Two late goals gave FC Basel 1893 a wonderful lift-off in the UEFA Champions League while spoiling José Mourinho's return to this stage with Chelsea FC.

Another masterful finish from Oscar just before half-time maintained his prolific strike rate in the competition and suggested the Blues would be rewarded with their customary first-day victory. However, the ever-dangerous Mohamed Salah curled in a 71st-minute equaliser, Marco Streller then rounding off Basel's fightback with a header from a corner.

Match in 5

  • Chelsea's first home group stage defeat since October 2003
  • Blues lose on matchday one for first time
  • Salah cancels out Oscar opener, Streller heads winner
  • Basel first Swiss side to win in England since 1995
  • Swiss champions were unbeaten away in 2011/12 campaign

Reaction

The second goal was very difficult to accept. We work a lot on defensive set-pieces; three players made a mistake and we were punished because of that.

José Mourinho, Chelsea manager

José Mourinho, Chelsea manager

We will remain humble now and know that all we did today was win the first game. After years we have finally managed to win a game over here [in England].

Murat Yakin, Basel coach

Murat Yakin, Basel coach

 

Player rater

Salah

Top Player

Basel 

Lineups

chelsea

Chelsea

basel

Basel

1Čech (GK)1Sommer (GK)
2Ivanović9Streller (C)
Goal81
3A. Cole13Ivanov
4David Luiz14Stocker
Substitution81
8Lampard (C)
Substitution75
15Voser
11Oscar
Goal45
16Schär
16Van Ginkel
Yellow Card42
Substitution75
19Safari
17Hazard20F. Frei
22Willian
Substitution67
21Díaz
Yellow Card64
24Cahill22Salah
Goal71
Substitution88
29Eto'o30Sio
Substitution64

Substitutes

23Schwarzer (GK)18Vailati (GK)
10Juan Mata
Substitution67
4P. Degen
12Mikel
Substitution75
5Ajeti
Substitution81
15De Bruyne7D. Degen
19Ba
Substitution75
10Delgado
Substitution64
26Terry26Sauro
28Azpilicueta34Xhaka
Substitution88

Coaches

José Mourinho (POR) Murat Yakin (SUI)

Referee

Daniele Orsato (ITA)

Standings

Last updated: 19/09/2013 09:04 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Chelsea
Basel

1

Goals scored

2

56

Possession (%)

44

12

Total attempts

7

5

on target

5

7

off target

2

3

blocked

2

1

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

2

3

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

10

645

Passes

523

509

completed

382

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Stamford Bridge is stunned as Chelsea lose at home in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time since October 2003. Basel, who had created little in the first half, come from behind thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Marco Streller.
  • Substitution
    88
    Xhaka (in) - Salah (out) (Basel)
  • Substitution
    81
    Ajeti (in) - Stocker (out) (Basel)
  • Goal
    81
    Streller (Basel) scores!
    Basel have turned the game around. Marco Streller heads home from a corner with Petr Čech unable to keep the ball out at his near post.
  • Substitution
    75
    Ba (in) - Van Ginkel (out) (Chelsea)

See also

  • Chelsea

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Steaua, 01 October 2013, 0-4
  • Basel

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Schalke, 01 October 2013, 0-1
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