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Carlitos shows way to last 32

Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 0.26CET
FC Basel 1893 1-0 SK Brann A Carlitos winner means Basel will visit fellow qualifiers Hamburger SV with a chance of topping Group D.
Carlitos shows way to last 32
Carlitos is congratulated by his team-mates ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BaselBrann

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
2
Attempts off target14
 
5
Corners6
 
2
Offsides1
 
5
Fouls committed13
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 0.26CET

Carlitos shows way to last 32

FC Basel 1893 1-0 SK Brann A Carlitos winner means Basel will visit fellow qualifiers Hamburger SV with a chance of topping Group D.

FC Basel 1893 booked their place in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup with a one-goal win against SK Brann at St. Jakob-Park and will now travel to Hamburger SV in two weeks' time looking to win Group D.

Three in contention
The Swiss Super League side trail the German giants by two points in the section but cannot be caught by Brann, NK Dinamo Zagreb or Stade Rennais FC – all of whom could yet seal the third qualifying spot when the pool is played to a close on 20 December. Midfielder Carlitos struck the decisive goal for Christian Gross' team from a free-kick in the first half, although Basel needed a save from goalkeeper Franco Costanzo to deny Brann midfielder Erik Huseklepp a last-gasp leveller.

Carlitos goal
Both teams made enterprising starts although chances were chiefly of the half variety, usually shots from range. Brann midfielder Petter Vaagan Moen and Carlitos traded such efforts before the Basel man broke the deadlock in the 39th minute. Having been felled by Ramiro Corrales, Carlitos took the free-kick himself and fired beyond Håkon Opdal. The goalkeeper then had to be at his best to ensure Brann went in just a goal behind, diving to keep out a powerful Reto Zanni drive.

Frustrated
The Norwegian champions pressed for an equaliser in the second half but were largely frustrated by a Basel defence content to hold on to the narrow advantage. Joakim Sjöhage, Vaagan Moen and Huseklepp all had chances but Costanzo was equal to all of them.

Last updated: 06/12/07 0.08CET

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Lineups

basel

Basel

brann

Brann

1
CostanzoFranco Costanzo (GK)
12
OpdalHåkon Opdal (GK)
32
ZanniReto Zanni
3
DahlBjørn Dahl
5
MajstorovicDaniel Majstorovic
15
HanstveitErlend Hanstveit
21
MarqueFrançois Marque
18
BjarnasonÓlafur Örn Bjarnason
Yellow Card20
6
Koji NakataKoji Nakata
5
CorralesRamiro Corrales
Substitution46
30
CarlitosCarlitos
Goal40
13
HusekleppErik Huseklepp
Yellow Card73
8
HuggelBenjamin Huggel
4
GuntveitCato Guntveit (C)
Substitution51
22
ErgićIvan Ergić (C)
9
SolliJan Gunnar Solli
Yellow Card77
20
CaicedoFelipe Caicedo
Substitution68
11
Vaagan MoenPetter Vaagan Moen
Yellow Card76
23
EduardoEduardo
22
HelstadThorstein Helstad
31
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
6
KaradasAzar Karadas

Substitutes

18
CraytonLouis Crayton (GK)
24
UdjusNils Kenneth Udjus (GK)
3
HodelRonny Hodel
16
SjöhageJoakim Sjöhage
Substitution51
4
MorganellaMichel Morganella
26
WaldeKnut Walde
12
BaPapa Malick Ba
28
Ar. BjörnssonÁrmann Björnsson
Substitution46
17
BaumannPatrik Baumann
16
F. FreiFabian Frei
37
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution68
Yellow Card76

Coach

Christian Gross (SUI) Mons Ivar Mjelde (NOR)

Referee

Igor Egorov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Vladislav Khodeev (RUS), Vladimir Bobyk (RUS)

Fourth official

Eduard Maliy (RUS)

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