St. Jakob-Park - Basel 06/11/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group E

Basel - Steaua
1-1
 

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Last-gasp Sio strike rescues Basel against Steaua

Published: Wednesday 6 November 2013, 22.00CET
Last-gasp Sio strike rescues Basel against Steaua
Giovanni Sio scores Basel's late equaliser ©AFP/Getty Images

Two weeks after FC Steaua Bucureşti had frustrated FC Basel 1893 with a late equaliser Giovanni Sio turned the tables on the Romanian title holders, the Basel substitute's added-time equaliser denying Steaua a first UEFA Champions League group stage win in over seven years.

Building on their hard work from the first meeting in Romania, and Leandro Tatu's 88th-minute strike that had brought a 1-1 draw, Laurenţiu Reghecampf's team soaked up early Basel pressure. Having taken the lead thanks to a composed finish by Federico Piovaccari, the visitors were close to sealing their first victory in 21 UEFA Champions League matches and climbing into contention for a top-two finish in Group E. However, just as the home fans were beginning to lose hope, Sio slid in Valentin Stocker's cross to move Murat Yakin's men just a point behind second-placed FC Schalke 04.

Match in 5

  • Basel snatch added-time leveller to deny Steaua
  • Sio cancels out Piovaccari’s first-half strike
  • Result leaves Basel third, one point behind Schalke
  • Steaua remain bottom with two points from four games
  • Romanian side still without a group stage win since 2006

Reaction

We will take the positives from this game. We fought really well and showed a lot of character. Our chances to progress from this group are still there.

Murat Yakin, Basel coach

Murat Yakin, Basel coach

We shouldn’t have been pressing in the 90th minute, we should have been focused on keeping possession and keeping the ball away from our goal.

Laurenţiu Reghecampf, Steaua coach

Laurenţiu Reghecampf, Steaua coach

 

Player rater

Bourceanu

Top Player

Steaua 

Lineups

basel

Basel

steaua

Steaua

1Sommer (GK)12Tătăruşanu (GK)
8Serey Die4Szukała
Yellow Card11
9Streller (C)5Pintilii
Substitution46
10Delgado
Substitution66
6Gardoş
13Ivanov
Yellow Card42
10Tănase
14Stocker14Latovlevici
15Voser17Georgievski
16Schär
Yellow Card80
23Stanciu
Substitution62
20F. Frei
Substitution78
25Piovaccari
Goal17
Yellow Card26
Substitution76
22Salah
Substitution84
55Bourceanu (C)
Yellow Card41
34Xhaka77Popa

Substitutes

18Vailati (GK)1Niță (GK)
4P. Degen7Chipciu
Substitution62
5Ajeti8Filip
Substitution46
7D. Degen
Substitution84
Yellow Card86
11Prepeliţă
21Díaz
Substitution78
22Pîrvulescu
30Sio
Substitution66
Goal90+1
33Varela
33Elneny35Kapetanos
Substitution76

Coaches

Murat Yakin (SUI) Laurenţiu Reghecampf (ROU)

Referee

Olegário Benquerença (POR)

Standings

Last updated: 07/11/2013 08:42 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Basel
Steaua

1

Goals scored

1

55

Possession (%)

45

9

Total attempts

7

5

on target

5

4

off target

2

2

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

3

0

Offsides

4

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

13

10

Fouls suffered

18

632

Passes

517

451

completed

338

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Basel's record of late goals continues as they exact revenge for Steaua's leveller on matchday three.
  • Goal
    90+1
    Sio (Basel) scores!
    Valentin Stocker plays in a perfect goal from the edge of the box and the 24-year-old hits it first time from close range for his third goal in seven European matches.
  • Yellow Card
    86
    D. Degen (Basel) is booked.
  • Substitution
    84
    D. Degen (in) - Salah (out) (Basel)
  • Yellow Card
    80
    Schär (Basel) is booked.

See also

  • Basel

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Chelsea, 26 November 2013, 1-0
  • Steaua

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Schalke, 26 November 2013, 0-0
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