Mohamed Salah gave FC Basel 1893 real hope of reaching the UEFA Champions League knockout stages as he struck the only goal of the game to beat a Chelsea FC side who advance regardless.
Basel had stunned the 2012 European champions at Stamford Bridge on matchday one and Murat Yakin's men showed the result was no fluke with an equally impressive display. Salah scored in England, and again confirmed his prodigious talent with a coolly taken effort to lift the Swiss title holders above FC Schalke 04 in Group E. A draw in Gelsenkirchen on matchday six will see Basel through to the last 16 while Chelsea, who progress despite defeat, need to win at home to FC Steaua București to be certain of topping the section.
To beat Chelsea twice is historic for this club. I’m extremely happy for the team and for everyone who was in the stadium.
Murat Yakin, Basel coach
It was a bad performance and we deserved the defeat. Other results mean we qualified and that's the only positive from tonight.
José Mourinho, Chelsea manager
|1||Sommer (GK)||1||Čech (GK)|
|18||Vailati (GK)||23||Schwarzer (GK)|
|4||P. Degen||3||A. Cole|
|7||D. Degen||10||Juan Mata|
|Murat Yakin (SUI)||José Mourinho (POR)|
|Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)|