St. Jakob-Park - Basel 07/03/2013 - 21:05CET (21:05 local time)

Round of 16, First leg

Basel - Zenit
2-0

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Basel bruise Zenit with late double

Published: Thursday 7 March 2013, 23.00CET
Basel bruise Zenit with late double 
Basel-Zenit reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Basel 1893 were rewarded for their patience at St. Jakob-Park, biding their time to earn a notable victory against FC Zenit St Petersburg in a fascinating UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie.

The hosts were a danger thanks to their pace during a lively start and just as it seemed the opportunities were drying up on the night, Marcelo Díaz and Alexander Frei struck to open up a notable advantage ahead of the second leg in Russia, which Luís Neto will miss after his late red card.

 

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Last updated: 07/03/2013 23:28 CET

Standings

Matches

 

Match statistics

Basel
Zenit

2

Goals scored

0

10

Attempts on target

2

9

Attempts off target

6

4

Corners

4

5

Offsides

0

13

Fouls committed

15

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

1

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    90+4
    A. Frei (Basel) scores from the penalty spot.
  • Red Card
    90+3
    Luís Neto (Zenit) is shown the red card.
  • Goal
    83
    Díaz (Basel) scores!
    The hosts take the lead after Vyacheslav Malafeev dives to his right to keep out Mohamed Salah's low effort from the edge of the area, before the Chilean pounces to slide in the loose ball.
  • Substitution
    82
    Kerzhakov (in) - Danny (out) (Zenit)

See also

  • Basel

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Zenit, 14 March 2013, 1-0
  • Zenit

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Basel, 14 March 2013, 1-0
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