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Nancy denied points by Petrić

Published: Friday 24 November 2006, 0.15CET
FC Basel 1893 2-2 AS Nancy-Lorraine Striker Mladen Petrić saved a last-gasp penalty to deny Nancy their victory in a seesaw encounter in Switzerland.

Match statistics

BaselNancy

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target8
 
4
Corners5
 
4
Offsides3
 
6
Fouls committed11
 
9
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 24 November 2006, 0.15CET

Nancy denied points by Petrić

FC Basel 1893 2-2 AS Nancy-Lorraine Striker Mladen Petrić saved a last-gasp penalty to deny Nancy their victory in a seesaw encounter in Switzerland.

FC Basel 1893 striker Mladen Petrić saved a stoppage-time penalty to ensure a point for the home side after AS Nancy-Lorraine had twice led in this thrilling UEFA Cup Group E encounter in Switzerland.

Dramatic conclusion
Petrić was forced into goalkeeping action after Basel No1 Franco Contanzo was dismissed for a professional foul, with the hosts having used all their substitutes. Yet the Croatian international kept out substitute Michaël Chrétien's spot-kick to leave the scores tied after Scott Chipperfield and Mile Sterjovski had equalised goals from Kim and Pascal Berenguer.

One apiece
The game had exploded into life just after the half-hour when Monsef Zerka broke down the right for the French team and cut into the area before laying off a perfectly weighted pass for Kim, who finished with aplomb. The Basel response was immediate: Reto Zanni supplying Chipperfield as the Australian international broke from midfield to fire past Olivier Sorin from inside the area.

Scoring form
But Nancy, flying high in France and seeking a second group-stage win from as many matches, were back in front within two minutes. Berenguer, who like Kim had scored against Wisla Kraków last time out, curled in a superb free-kick after he had been upended by Papa Malick Ba. After the restart, Basel hinted at a second equaliser through Koji Nakata, yet the visitors might have gone further ahead when Andre Luiz headed over and Berenguer was denied by Contanzo.

Heroics
Parity was restored, however, on 56 minutes as Sterjovski got the final touch to a free-kick from the influential Petrić. The latter's work was only done, though, after Costanzo received his marching orders for a foul on Issiar Dia and Chrétien stepped up to take the last-gasp penalty. Petrić's save left Basel with two points from three outings, two behind Nancy who have played a game less.

Last updated: 24/11/06 1.39CET

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Lineups

basel

Basel

nancy

Nancy

1
CostanzoFranco Costanzo (GK)
Red Card90+1
16
SorinOlivier Sorin (GK) (C)
5
MajstorovicDaniel Majstorovic
3
DiakhatéPape Diakhaté
6
Koji NakataKoji Nakata
4
LecluseCédric Lecluse
8
SterjovskiMile Sterjovski
Goal56
Substitution68
5
Andre LuizAndre Luiz
Yellow Card68
10
PetrićMladen Petrić
6
BerenguerPascal Berenguer
Goal33
11
ChipperfieldScott Chipperfield
Goal32
7
DucheminEmmanuel Duchemin
12
BaPapa Malick Ba
Substitution58
8
BiancalaniFrédéric Biancalani
19
BuckleyDelron Buckley
Substitution78
9
KimKim
Goal31
Substitution58
22
ErgićIvan Ergić (C)
10
DiaIssiar Dia
27
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
11
ZerkaMonsef Zerka
Substitution76
32
ZanniReto Zanni
27
SaugetDavid Sauget
Substitution85

Substitutes

18
CraytonLouis Crayton (GK)
30
LapeyreJohan Lapeyre (GK)
7
CristianoCristiano
Substitution78
13
MacalusoDamian Macaluso
Substitution85
17
RakitićIvan Rakitić
Substitution58
20
ChrétienMichaël Chrétien
Substitution76
23
EduardoEduardo
Substitution68
23
BrisonJonathan Brison
Substitution58
15
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
17
CurbeloGaston Curbelo
24
BernerBruno Berner
22
DosunmuTosin Dosunmu
26
KavelashviliMikheil Kavelashvili
24
GavanonBenjamin Gavanon

Coach

Christian Gross (SUI) Pablo Correa (FRA)

Referee

Bruno Paixão (POR)

Assistant referees

Paulo Jorge Januario Leite Ribeiro (POR), Serafim Baia Nogueira (POR)

Fourth official

Nuno Miguel Serrano Almeida (POR)

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