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Fluent Sporting brush Basel aside

Published: Friday 22 February 2008, 0.40CET
FC Basel 1893 0-3 Sporting Clube de Portugal (agg: 0-5) Sporting reached the last 16 for the first time since 2004/05 with a comprehensive victory in Switzerland.
Fluent Sporting brush Basel aside
Liedson (right) celebrates Sporting's third goal with Rodrigo Tiuí ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BaselSporting

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target8
 
11
Attempts off target9
 
6
Corners5
 
7
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed11
 
14
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Friday 22 February 2008, 0.40CET

Fluent Sporting brush Basel aside

FC Basel 1893 0-3 Sporting Clube de Portugal (agg: 0-5) Sporting reached the last 16 for the first time since 2004/05 with a comprehensive victory in Switzerland.

Liedson scored twice as Sporting Clube de Portugal overwhelmed FC Basel 1893 5-0 on aggregate to secure a UEFA Cup Round of 16 tie against Bolton Wanderers FC next month.

Positive omen
Leading 2-0 after the first leg in Lisbon last week, the visitors enjoyed a perfect start at St. Jakob-Park when Bruno Pereirinha broke the deadlock after just two minutes. It left Basel needing to score four times, but even one did not seem forthcoming and Liedson ended home hopes with two goals either side of half-time. Sporting reach the last 16 for the first time since 2004/05, when they went on to contest the final on home turf, losing to PFC CSKA Moskva.

Vukčević sidelined
Simon Vukčević struck twice for Sporting last week and though he was ruled out through injury tonight, any doubts about where the visitors' goals were going to come from were soon answered when Pereirinha was found by João Moutinho before calmly slotting into the bottom corner. It left Christian Gross's charges with a mountain to climb, and they quickly set about reducing the deficit as Carlitos and Eduardo both fired over the crossbar.

Basel frustrated
Rui Patrício was tested twice after the quarter-hour, first by Eduardo's long-range effort and then Eren Derdiyok's shot from the left side of the area. If they were routine stops, Rui Patrício's block to deny Ivan Ergić was anything but as he reacted quickly to keep out the midfielder's volley from ten metres.

Clinical Liedson
Basel always looked vulnerable at the back, however, and Liedson exposed their defensive failings again four minutes before the break. The Brazilian striker added another six minutes after the restart, firing in after the Swiss side's back line had failed to deal properly clear Miguel Veloso's corner. In between Derdiyok had seen his shot saved by Rui Patrício, but from then on it was Basel keeper Louis Crayton who was in the thick of things and the home side owed a debt of gratitude to him for limiting Sporting to 3-0.

Last updated: 22/02/08 12.27CET

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Lineups

basel

Basel

sporting

Sporting

18
CraytonLouis Crayton (GK)
1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
3
HodelRonny Hodel
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
Substitution55
5
MajstorovicDaniel Majstorovic
13
TonelTonel
21
MarqueFrançois Marque
18
GrimiLeandro Grimi
Substitution68
32
ZanniReto Zanni
78
AbelAbel
Yellow Card79
8
HuggelBenjamin Huggel
Substitution46
24
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
30
CarlitosCarlitos
25
PereirinhaBruno Pereirinha
Goal2
37
D. DegenDavid Degen
28
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho (C)
22
ErgićIvan Ergić (C)
Substitution70
30
RomagnoliLeandro Romagnoli
Substitution60
23
EduardoEduardo
Substitution59
22
Rodrigo TiuíRodrigo Tiuí
31
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
31
LiedsonLiedson
Goal41
Goal51

Substitutes

25
LeutwilerJayson Leutwiler (GK)
34
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
9
PerovićMarko Perović
Substitution70
2
Pedro SilvaPedro Silva
12
BaPapa Malick Ba
Substitution46
8
RonnyRonny
Substitution68
14
StockerValentin Stocker
9
PurovićMilan Purović
16
F. FreiFabian Frei
Substitution59
21
FarnerudPontus Farnerud
Substitution60
24
CabralCabral
26
GladstoneGladstone
Substitution55
28
FeratiBeg Ferati
88
CelsinhoCelsinho

Coach

Christian Gross (SUI) Paulo Bento (POR)

Referee

Tommy Skjerven (NOR)

Assistant referees

Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR), Frank Andås (NOR)

Fourth official

Brage Sandmoen (NOR)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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