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.
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
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
|1||Čech (GK)||1||Sommer (GK)|
|23||Schwarzer (GK)||18||Vailati (GK)|
|15||De Bruyne||7||D. Degen|
|José Mourinho (POR)||Murat Yakin (SUI)|
|Daniele Orsato (ITA)|
|A||Real Sociedad||Shakhtar Donetsk|