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.
|1||Sommer (GK) (C)||16||Malafeev (GK)|
|3||Park Joo Ho||6||Lombaerts|
|18||Vailati (GK)||30||Zhevnov (GK)|
|Murat Yakin (SUI)||Luciano Spalletti (ITA)|
|Daniele Orsato (ITA)|