St. Jakob-Park - Basel 11/04/2013 - 21:05CET (21:05 local time)

Quarter-finals, Second leg

Basel - Tottenham
2-2
Aggregate: 4-4 Basel win 4-1 on penalties
 

Basel - Tottenham 2-2 - 11/04/2013 - Match page - UEFA Europa League 2013

The official website for European football

Basel break Spurs' hearts from the spot

Published: Friday 12 April 2013
Basel break Spurs' hearts from the spot 
Basel - Tottenham reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

Yann Sommer proved a spot-kick hero for FC Basel 1893 for the second round in succession as the Swiss champions eliminated Tottenham Hotspur FC 4-1 on penalties at the end of a 2-2 draw.

A scintillating match in regulation time was bookended by goals from Clint Dempsey, opening the scoring and then forcing extra time. In between, the hosts responded via Mohamed Salah and Aleksandar Dragovic, and although they could not profit from Jan Vertonghen's 91st-minute red card, Sommer denied Tom Huddlestone in the shoot-out before Emmanuel Adebayor missed. Marcelo Díaz buried the decisive penalty.

 

Press kits

Last updated: 11/04/2013 23:59 CET

Standings

Matches

 

Match statistics

Basel
Tottenham

2

Goals scored

2

7

Attempts on target

9

7

Attempts off target

5

4

Corners

6

3

Offsides

5

15

Fouls committed

14

3

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

1

photos

Minute By Minute

  • The penalties are over.
    Basel 2-2 Tottenham (agg: 4-4, Basel win 4-1 on penalties) The European dream for Murat Yakin's men continues, with the scalp of Tottenham added to those of FC Zenit St Petersburg and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk from previous rounds. They were outstanding over the two legs, and kept their nerve when needed, scoring all four of their penalties taken, to make it to a first ever European semi-final.
  • Penalty
    Díaz (Basel) scores from the penalty spot.
    The Chilean keeps his nerve and puts it into the roof of the net down the centre, to seal Basel a first ever European semi-final.
  • Penalty
    Adebayor (Tottenham) misses from the penalty spot.
    The forward sends it over the bar, meaning Basel need to score one more to win it.
  • Penalty
    F. Frei (Basel) scores from the penalty spot.
    A long run up sees the midfielder smash it into the top right corner. Unstoppable.
  • Penalty
    G. Sigurdsson (Tottenham) scores from the penalty spot.
    The Icelandic midfielder powers it down the middle to keep Spurs in it.

See also

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.