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Strasbourg soar in Switzerland

Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.10CET
FC Basel 1893 0-2 RC Strasbourg Goals from Ivorian pair Amara Diané and Arthur Boka sank the ten-man Swiss champions.

Match statistics

BaselStrasbourg

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target3
 
10
Attempts off target2
 
9
Corners1
 
2
Offsides3
 
8
Fouls committed16
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.10CET

Strasbourg soar in Switzerland

FC Basel 1893 0-2 RC Strasbourg Goals from Ivorian pair Amara Diané and Arthur Boka sank the ten-man Swiss champions.

Ligue 1 strugglers RC Strasbourg got their UEFA Cup group campaign off to a flying start with a surprise 2-0 away win against ten-man FC Basel 1893.

Rhine neighbours
The Swiss champions were outplayed by their opponents from down the River Rhine at St. Jakob-Park and were already two behind when Patrick Müller was sent off for pulling down Amara Diané in the 33rd minute. Diané had given Strasbourg a 14th-minute lead before fellow Ivorian Arthur Boka scored a second ten minutes later.

Irrepressible Strasbourg
Christian Gross's side came into the game brimming with confidence but they were soon struggling to contain a team still to win a game in Ligue 1 this season. The French League Cup winners created their first opportunity for Mickaël Pagis after seven minutes and Guillaume Lacour and Diané also spurned chances. Basel had a let-off when Alexander Farnerud struck the post after 12 minutes but they were soon punished as Diane headed Boka's cross firmly past Pascal Zuberbühler.

Swift goals
Matías Delgado curled a free-kick over for Basel but they fell further behind when Boka's fierce free-kick was deflected past Zuberbühler. The lively Diané could have made it three when he raced on to a long ball but failed to make decent contact and another break moments later resulted in him being hauled down by Müller. English referee Mark Halsey had no hesitation in producing the red card.

Diané efforts
Barring chances for Delgado and Brazilian striker Eduardo, Basel produced little and their frustration began to show early in the second half. Diané twice went close as he clipped the post from a Farnerud cross and headed straight at Zuberbühler. Delgado could have brought the game back to life 14 minutes from time but Stéphane Cassard produced a fine save and Strasbourg held on.

Last updated: 20/10/05 23.38CET

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Lineups

basel

Basel

strasbourg

Strasbourg

1
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler (GK)
16
CassardStéphane Cassard (GK)
30
SmiljanicBoris Smiljanic
2
DeroffYves Deroff
16
MüllerPatrick Müller
3
DevauxJean-Christophe Devaux
11
ChipperfieldScott Chipperfield
Yellow Card75
15
BokaArthur Boka
Goal25
Substitution64
12
BaPapa Malick Ba
5
KantéCédric Kanté
20
DelgadoMatías Delgado
7
FarnerudAlexander Farnerud
21
D. DegenDavid Degen
Yellow Card55
8
EbrahimHosni Ebrahim
32
ZanniReto Zanni
18
JohansenPascal Johansen
Yellow Card68
23
EduardoEduardo
19
LacourGuillaume Lacour
10
PetrićMladen Petrić
Substitution63
9
PagisMickaël Pagis
Substitution86
33
RossiJulio Rossi
Substitution70
20
DianéAmara Diané
Goal15
Substitution74

Substitutes

18
CraytonLouis Crayton (GK)
1
PuydeboisNicolas Puydebois (GK)
3
DžombićDamir Džombić
10
FarnerudPontus Farnerud
Substitution64
4
QuennozAlexandre Quennoz
13
ArracheSalim Arrache
8
SterjovskiMile Sterjovski
Substitution70
14
Le PenUlrich Le Pen
Substitution74
14
MesbahDjamel Mesbah
22
GmamdiaHaikel Gmamdia
22
ErgićIvan Ergić
25
FatyRicardo Faty
Substitution86
29
BaykalKulaksizoglu Baykal
Substitution63
29
CarlierRudy Carlier

Coach

Christian Gross (SUI) Jacky Duguépéroux (FRA)

Referee

Mark Halsey (ENG)

Assistant referees

Roger East (ENG), Peter Kirkup (ENG)

Fourth official

Robert Styles (ENG)

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