White Hart Lane - London 04/04/2013 - 21:05CET (20:05 local time)

Quarter-finals, First leg

Tottenham - Basel
2-2

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Spurs rein in effervescent Basel to keep tie level

Published: Thursday 4 April 2013, 22.00CET
Spurs rein in effervescent Basel to keep tie level 
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Tottenham Hotspur FC came from two goals down to earn a first-leg draw against an outstanding FC Basel 1893 side who will be hopeful of securing the club's first European semi-final participation in a week's time.

It became clear to Spurs early on that it would be no easy task to reach the last four as Valentin Stocker and Fabian Frei stunned White Hart Lane with first-half away goals. Emmanuel Adebayor pulled the hosts back into it, and Gylfi Sigurdsson's deflected effort after the restart put André Villas-Boas' men on level terms before their trip to Switzerland.

 

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Match statistics

Tottenham
Basel

2

Goals scored

2

5

Attempts on target

8

5

Attempts off target

9

4

Corners

2

1

Offsides

2

11

Fouls committed

11

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    A thrilling game finishes with the tie evenly poised at 2-2, but the visitors will be delighted with the two away goals that were a just reward for their impressive performance. Spurs rallied and drew level thanks to Emmanuel Adebayor and Gylfi Sigurdsson but it was Basel who passed up the most notable chances to win the game after the break.
  • Substitution
    84
    D. Degen (in) - Salah (out) (Basel)
  • Substitution
    71
    Zoua (in) - Streller (out) (Basel)
  • Substitution
    66
    Cabral (in) - Serey Die (out) (Basel)
  • Yellow Card
    64
    Parker (Tottenham) is cautioned by the referee.

See also

  • Tottenham

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Basel, 11 April 2013, 6-3
  • Basel

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Tottenham, 11 April 2013, 6-3
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