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Basel survive Malatyaspor scare

Published: Wednesday 15 October 2003, 21.05CET
FC Basel 2-1 Malatyaspor aet (agg: 3-2) Marco Streller saves Basel in extra-time.

Match statistics

BaselMalatyaspor

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 15 October 2003, 21.05CET

Basel survive Malatyaspor scare

FC Basel 2-1 Malatyaspor aet (agg: 3-2) Marco Streller saves Basel in extra-time.

Turkish side Malatyaspor came close to embarrassing FC Basel at the St Jakob-Park stadium in their UEFA Cup first round second-leg encounter as they fought back from a two-goal deficit to take their hosts into extra-time. However, Swiss blushes were spared by Marco Streller's 95th-minute 'silver' goal, which took the hosts into the second round.

Early gusto
Basel, with 13 wins from 13 games in their domestic league to date this season, started the game in confident style with two scoring chances in the first two minutes. First, Hervé Tum missed a header 45 seconds into the game, and moments later defender Thimothée Atouba tried his luck from distance without reward.

Defensive mood
Unfortunately, if the home support expected further attacking verve, they were to be disappointed as Basel decided to simply keep their Turkish opponents at bay, seemingly confident in the fact that Malatyaspor were unable to muster any sustained pressure despite been afforded a lot of space in midfield.

Atouba clearance
Indeed, Basel goalkeeper Pascal Zuberbühler was only involved once during the first half, when Muhammet Akagündüz threatened after 35 minutes, but Atouba got back to clear the danger.

Tale of two halves
Malatyaspor were to prove stubborn foes and Fazli Ulusoy signalled a warning to Basel five minutes into the second half when his shot hit the outside of the post. The Swiss failed to heed the warning as Celaleddin Kocak reacted quickest to beat Zuberbühler after 64 minutes.

All square
Seven minutes later, Muhammet almost levelled the tie when he hit the post again. Malatyaspor, however, were not finished and, six minutes from time, Kocak grabbed his second as he eluded the Basel defence to beat Zuberbühler with a well-taken header.

Steller winner
The game went into extra-time and the tension mounted. With the second round in sight, the momentum seemed to be with the visitors but Basel were able to regroup and Streller's goal saw them through.

Last updated: 16/10/03 10.23CET

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Lineups

basel

Basel

malatyaspor

Malatyaspor

1
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler (GK)
48
Fevzi TuncayFevzi Tuncay (GK)
5
ZwyssigMarco Zwyssig
6
AkagünduzMohammed Akagünduz
6
HuggelBenjamin Huggel
Yellow Card16
Substitution76
7
BirlikAtilla Birlik
Yellow Card25
Substitution71
10
Hakan YakinHakan Yakin
Substitution46
9
UlusoyFazli Ulusoy (C)
11
TumHervé Tum
14
AbdelazizAyman Mohamed Abdelaziz
Substitution103 ET
15
YakinMurat Yakin (C)
28
Tolga SeyhanTolga Seyhan
17
CantaluppiMario Cantaluppi
33
EliasDomies Junior De-Azevedo Elias
Yellow Card102 ET
23
P. DegenPhilipp Degen
44
Mert KorkmazMert Korkmaz
24
AtoubaThimothée Atouba
77
Celaleddin KoçakCelaleddin Koçak
Goal65
Goal85
26
ChipperfieldScott Chipperfield
81
GültekinInanc Gültekin
Substitution64
33
RossiJulio Rossi
Substitution70
99
BensolSerkan Bensol
Yellow Card93 ET

Substitutes

18
RapoEric Rapo (GK)
38
PolatHakan Polat (GK)
4
QuennozAlexandre Quennoz
3
BilgeTuran Bilge
Substitution71
7
EspositoAntonio Esposito
Substitution46
4
Serkan ÖzsoySerkan Özsoy
9
StrellerMarco Streller
Substitution70
Goal95 ET
10
YavasMithat Yavas
Substitution64
12
BarberisSébastien Barberis
Substitution76
22
ErbayÜmit Erbay
Substitution103 ET
16
DuruzGrégory Duruz
51
DumanMurat Duman
21
D. DegenDavid Degen
52
HüseyinogluNiyazi Hüseyinoglu

Coach

Christian Gross (SUI) Ziya Dogan (TUR)

Referee

Attila Juhos (HUN)

Assistant referees

Tibor Gyarmati (HUN), Gyorgy Tumo (HUN)

Fourth official

Béla Kiss (HUN)

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