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Determined Basel keep Dinamo at bay

Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 23.00CET
NK Dinamo Zagreb 0-0 FC Basel 1893 Goalkeeper Franco Costanzo was in inspired form as the Swiss side earned a valuable Group D point in Croatia.

Match statistics

Dinamo ZagrebBasel

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
2
Attempts off target13
 
5
Corners8
 
2
Offsides0
1
Fouls committed11
 
11
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 23.00CET

Determined Basel keep Dinamo at bay

NK Dinamo Zagreb 0-0 FC Basel 1893 Goalkeeper Franco Costanzo was in inspired form as the Swiss side earned a valuable Group D point in Croatia.

FC Basel 1893 goalkeeper Franco Costanzo was in inspired form as the Swiss side earned a valuable Group D point away to NK Dinamo Zagreb.

Late drama
The Argentinian custodian twice tipped searing drives over the bar to keep the visitors in the match at the Maksimir Stadium, but the hosts only had themselves to blame for not capitalising on a dominant performance. Gordon Schildenfeld and Marijo Mandžukić were both guilty of bad misses and Dinamo's evening was summed up in the final minute when Ognjen Vukojević saw his effort cannon agonisingly back off the post.

False dawn
Yet it was Basel that had begun the brightest as they sought to build on their 1-0 victory against Stade Rennais FC a fortnight ago. Scott Chipperfield was the instigator of much of their attacking play, and Daniel Majstorovic twice headed over crosses from the Australian when he should have done better. It proved a false dawn, however, and Dinamo soon found their rhythm as Mandžukić and Hrvoje Čale both tried their luck from distance. Ivan Ergić warmed Dinamo keeper George Koch's hands at the other end, though Basel found relief harder and harder to come by as the game went on.

Pressure
Midway through the first half Schildenfeld contrived to head Luka Modrić's corner wide, while Mandžukić, Vukojević and Franck Manga Guela all fired long-distance efforts off target. Costanzo was called upon soon after half-time to tip over Vukojević's curling effort and was on hand to collect Schildenfeld's header soon after. It was all Dinamo as Costanzo made further stops to deny substitute Carlos and then Mandžukić yet again. It was an evening to forget for the 21-year-old Mandžukić who headed a glorious chance wide and when Vukojević saw his effort hit the post, Dinamo knew their luck was out as Basel held on.

Last updated: 08/11/07 23.06CET

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Lineups

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

basel

Basel

1
KochGeorg Koch (GK)
1
CostanzoFranco Costanzo (GK)
3
ČaleHrvoje Čale
Substitution70
32
ZanniReto Zanni
7
EttoEtto
5
MajstorovicDaniel Majstorovic
26
DrpićDino Drpić
21
MarqueFrançois Marque
23
SchildenfeldGordon Schildenfeld
3
HodelRonny Hodel
20
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
22
ErgićIvan Ergić (C)
6
PokrivačNikola Pokrivač
37
D. DegenDavid Degen
10
ModrićLuka Modrić (C)
11
ChipperfieldScott Chipperfield
Substitution73
19
GuelaFranck Guela
Substitution62
20
CaicedoFelipe Caicedo
Substitution76
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
23
EduardoEduardo
25
ŠokotaTomo Šokota
Substitution74
10
StrellerMarco Streller

Substitutes

22
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
18
CraytonLouis Crayton (GK)
11
TadićJosip Tadić
Substitution74
4
MorganellaMichel Morganella
13
ChagoMathias Chago
14
StockerValentin Stocker
15
CarlosCarlos
Substitution70
15
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
Substitution76
18
SammirSammir
Substitution62
16
F. FreiFabian Frei
Substitution73
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak
24
CabralCabral
30
VugrinecDavor Vugrinec
31
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok

Coach

Branko Ivankovic (CRO) Christian Gross (SUI)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Walter Vromans (BEL), Eric Thiry (BEL)

Fourth official

Luc Wouters (BEL)

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