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Degen dents Monaco hopes

Published: Wednesday 15 February 2006, 23.02CET
FC Basel 1893 1-0 AS Monaco FC David Degen scored as the Swiss side revived memories of some of their finest European nights.

Match statistics

BaselMonaco

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
9
Corners10
 
2
Offsides4
 
3
Fouls committed14
 
15
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 15 February 2006, 23.02CET

Degen dents Monaco hopes

FC Basel 1893 1-0 AS Monaco FC David Degen scored as the Swiss side revived memories of some of their finest European nights.

FC Basel 1893 revived memories of some of their finest European nights at the St. Jakob-Park by defeating AS Monaco FC 1-0 to establish early control of their UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie.

Degen winner
Basel became the first Swiss club to progress to the second group stage of the UEFA Champions League in 2002/03, and they will feel they have an excellent chance of winning a spot in the last 16 of this competition following David Degen's decisive strike in the 78th minute tonight. Monaco coach Francesco Guidolin handed compatriot Christian Vieri his first European start for the club, but the Italy striker was unable to get the better of Basel goalkeeper Pascal Zuberbühler - something he might have to do back in the Principality next week.

Bernardi clearance
Having dropped to ninth spot in Ligue 1, Monaco were eager to impress on the continental stage but always appeared vulnerable against a solid Basel outfit. The Swiss side took control of the match from the off, and went close to breaking the deadlock in the 19th minute as Lucas Bernardi cleared Eduardo's goalbound header from Mladen Petrić's long free-kick. Six minutes later Petrić dispossessed Monaco's Maicon and fizzed a fierce shot narrowly wide.

Gapke effort
Monaco playmaker Camel Meriem tested Zuberbühler in the 31st minute, and teenager Serge Gapke was close to scoring on his European debut as the visitors pressed. Petrić, Matías Delgado and Mile Sterjovski all threatened Guillaume Warmuz's goal early in the second half, while the Monaco keeper also frustrated Bruno Berner and Petrić again before he was finally beaten by Degen, the midfielder finishing coolly following Eduardo's pass.

Maicon miss
Brazilian defender Maicon had an excellent opportunity to ensure a share of the spoils late on, but missed and Monaco cannot afford such profligacy at the Stade Louis II if they are to retain any hope of lifting their first European trophy.

Last updated: 15/02/06 23.22CET

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Lineups

basel

Basel

monaco

Monaco

1
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler (GK)
1
WarmuzGuillaume Warmuz (GK)
5
MajstorovicDaniel Majstorovic
13
MaiconMaicon
8
SterjovskiMile Sterjovski
Substitution89
19
SquillaciSébastien Squillaci
10
PetrićMladen Petrić
Substitution69
32
GivetGaël Givet
Substitution20
12
BaPapa Malick Ba
3
Dos SantosManuel Dos Santos
20
DelgadoMatías Delgado
Substitution77
34
GakpeSerge Gakpe
21
D. DegenDavid Degen
Goal78
7
BernardiLucas Bernardi
23
EduardoEduardo
15
ZikosAkis Zikos
24
BernerBruno Berner
6
PlašilJaroslav Plašil
Substitution65
30
SmiljanicBoris Smiljanic
21
MeriemCamel Meriem
Substitution89
32
ZanniReto Zanni
36
VieriChristian Vieri

Substitutes

18
CraytonLouis Crayton (GK)
16
BiancarelliAndré Biancarelli (GK)
17
RakitićIvan Rakitić
31
VeigneauOlivier Veigneau
Substitution65
22
ErgićIvan Ergić
Substitution77
4
ModestoFrançois Modesto
Substitution20
27
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
Substitution89
5
PérezDiego Pérez
29
BaykalKulaksizoglu Baykal
Substitution69
17
KapoOlivier Kapo
28
Maurice-BelayNicolas Maurice-Belay
22
GigliottiDavid Gigliotti
Substitution89

Coach

Christian Gross (SUI) Francesco Guidolin (ITA)

Referee

Pieter Vink (NED)

Assistant referees

Adrianus Inia (NED), Roger Geutjes (NED)

Fourth official

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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