Arena Națională - Bucharest 22/10/2013 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Group stage - Group E

Steaua - Basel
1-1
 

Steaua - Basel 1-1 - 22/10/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Tatu steals in to earn Steaua draw with Basel

Published: Tuesday 22 October 2013, 22.00CET
Tatu steals in to earn Steaua draw with Basel
Leandro Tatu leads the celebrations after his 88th-minute equaliser for Steaua against Basel ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Steaua Bucureşti rescued themselves with two minutes remaining: a first goal of this season's competition earning them a first point. It was a dramatic end, with FC Basel 1893 having a second away victory in UEFA Champions League Group E snatched from their grasp.

A touch of class from Marcelo Díaz had given the visitors the lead and with Steaua showing little idea of how to match his finishing skills it appeared likely to be enough. Then Adrian Popa swung the ball across and substitute Leandro Tatu arrived to drive it home.

Match in 5

  • Steaua's first goal of campaign clinches late draw
  • Basel now unbeaten in 12 away games this season
  • Díaz with opener for Basel
  • Tatu's 88th-minute equaliser secures Steaua's first Group E point
  • Return match at St Jakob-Park on 6 November

Reaction

We played with total commitment. We fought and created several goalscoring opportunities but there were also other situations when our players should have been clinical in front of goal.

Laurenţiu Reghecampf, Steaua coach

Laurenţiu Reghecampf, Steaua coach

From my point of view we lost two points. We imposed our game, we created several goal opportunities, but we missed them.

Murat Yakin, Basel coach

Murat Yakin, Basel coach

 

Player rater

Díaz

Top Player

Basel 

Lineups

steaua

Steaua

basel

Basel

12Tătăruşanu (GK)1Sommer (GK)
4Szukała
Yellow Card79
8Serey Die
Substitution87
5Pintilii
Substitution59
9Streller (C)
Substitution74
6Gardoş13Ivanov
10Tănase14Stocker
14Latovlevici15Voser
Yellow Card22
17Georgievski
Yellow Card65
16Schär
Yellow Card19
23Stanciu
Substitution55
19Safari
Substitution68
25Piovaccari
Substitution46
20F. Frei
55Bourceanu (C)21Díaz
Goal48
77Popa22Salah

Substitutes

1Niță (GK)18Vailati (GK)
7Chipciu5Ajeti
Substitution87
8Filip
Substitution59
10Delgado
11Prepeliţă26Sauro
20Leandro Tatu
Substitution55
Goal88
30Sio
33Varela33Elneny
Substitution74
35Kapetanos
Substitution46
34Xhaka
Substitution68

Coaches

Laurenţiu Reghecampf (ROU) Murat Yakin (SUI)

Referee

Matej Jug (SVN)

Standings

Last updated: 23/10/2013 08:50 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Steaua
Basel

1

Goals scored

1

48

Possession (%)

52

15

Total attempts

14

7

on target

8

8

off target

6

2

blocked

5

0

against woodwork

1

6

Corners

7

6

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

17

16

Fouls suffered

17

543

Passes

622

370

completed

457

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Right at the end of the match substitue Tatu scores Steaua's first goal of the campaign taking all three points away from Basel after Marcelo Díaz scored early in the second half. The swiss side were in control for the majority of the game but Tatu's late leveller keeps Steaua's campaign alive in the UEFA Champions League.
  • Goal
    88
    Leandro Tatu (Steaua) scores!
    Out of nowhere the substitute Leandro Tatu has got on the end of a cross and side-footed the ball into the right hand post of the Basel goal. All square in Bucharest.
  • Substitution
    87
    Ajeti (in) - Serey Die (out) (Basel)
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Szukała (Steaua) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    74
    Elneny (in) - Streller (out) (Basel)
    Basel's captain taken off the field.

See also

  • Steaua

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Basel, 06 November 2013, 1-1
  • Basel

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Steaua, 06 November 2013, 1-1
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