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.
|1||Sommer (GK)||1||Čech (GK)|
|3||Park Joo Ho||2||Ivanović|
|4||P. Degen||3||A. Cole|
|18||Vailati (GK)||22||Turnbull (GK)|
|Murat Yakin (SUI)||Rafael Benítez (ESP)|
|Pavel Královec (CZE)|