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Semi-finals, First leg

Basel - Chelsea
1-2

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Last-gasp Luiz strike leaves Chelsea in charge

Published: Thursday 25 April 2013, 23.00CET
Last-gasp Luiz strike leaves Chelsea in charge 
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When it comes to European competition, Chelsea FC know how to save the best until last, David Luiz's free-kick in the fourth and final minute of added time giving the Blues a 2-1 win in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League semi-final at FC Basel 1893.

It had seemed that Rafael Benítez's side would pay for missing a string of chances when Fabian Schär stroked in an 87th-minute penalty to cancel out Victor Moses' first-half header. Instead, Chelsea summoned up the spirit of Munich – scene of their dramatic UEFA Champions League triumph last term – as Luiz put them in pole position for the Stamford Bridge return next week.

 

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Matches

 

Match statistics

Basel
Chelsea

1

Goals scored

2

4

Attempts on target

6

8

Attempts off target

8

8

Corners

8

3

Offsides

1

13

Fouls committed

9

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Fabian Schär thought he had rescued Basel when his coolly-converted penalty restored parity three minutes from time. Chelsea had other ideas, however, and with the clock ticking down, David Luiz's free-kick squirmed past Yann Sommer.
  • Goal
    90+4
    David Luiz (Chelsea) scores!
    The visitors secure a dramatic victory with the last kick of the game. The Brazil defender fizzes a venomous free-kick past the Basel wall and through the fingertips of goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Schär (Basel) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Goal
    87
    Schär (Basel) scores from the penalty spot.
    The midfielder makes no mistake from the resulting spot kick, rolling the ball down the middle and sending Petr Čech the wrong way.
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Azpilicueta (Chelsea) is cautioned by the referee.

See also

  • Basel

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Chelsea, 02 May 2013, 3-1
  • Chelsea

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Basel, 02 May 2013, 3-1
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