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Carlitos' way helps Basel to victory

Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 21.45CET
FC Basel 1893 2-0 AS Roma
An early strike from Carlitos and a late breakaway by substitute Federico Almerares earned the hosts an impressive Group E victory.
by Brian Homewood
from Basel

Match statistics

BaselRoma

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
11
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
4
Offsides9
 
2
Fouls committed24
 
11
Yellow cards5
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 21.45CET

Carlitos' way helps Basel to victory

FC Basel 1893 2-0 AS Roma
An early strike from Carlitos and a late breakaway by substitute Federico Almerares earned the hosts an impressive Group E victory.

An early strike from Carlitos and a late breakaway by substitute Federico Almerares earned FC Basel 1893 an impressive victory against AS Roma in UEFA Europa League Group E.

Immediate impact
Carlitos fired the Swiss outfit ahead with a low drive after eleven minutes and, having survived a scare when Francesco Totti hit the crossbar for the Giallorossi, Basel settled matters late on when Almerares rounded Júlio Sérgio just two minutes after replacing Marco Streller. Victory enables Basel assume the early leadership of the section following a 1-1 draw between PFC CSKA Sofia and Fulham FC in the other Group E match.

Long-range strike
Basel surprisingly went ahead when the loose ball fell at the feet of Cabral and he immediately laid it off for Carlitos, who found the bottom corner with a first-time drive from 30 metres. An intense period of Roma pressure followed thereafter with Franco Costanzo parrying a Rodrigo Taddei shot, Totti sending a dipping free-kick on to the top of the crossbar and John Arne Riise having a long-range drive deflected wide.

Mexès tackle
Having survived the visitors' onslaught, only a last-ditch challenge from Philippe Mexès prevented Alexander Frei from doubling the hosts' lead before Marco Streller had a powerful header tipped over following a flowing move down the right. Claudio Ranieri's Roma continued to enjoy plenty of possession after half-time and Totti was foiled again in the 57th minute when his low drive was turned away by Costanzo following another free-kick.

Woodwork struck
Shortly afterwards, Daniele De Rossi had a shot blocked by the defensive wall while at the other end Streller hit the crossbar with an acrobatic volley. Basel made sure of all three points three minutes from time when Almerares was sent clear by Frei and calmly rounded Júlio Sérgio.

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Lineups

basel

Basel

roma

Roma

1
CostanzoFranco Costanzo (GK) (C)
Yellow Card50
27
Júlio SérgioJúlio Sérgio (GK)
4
Çağdaş AtanÇağdaş Atan
Yellow Card73
5
MexèsPhilippe Mexès
9
StrellerMarco Streller
Substitution85
7
PizarroDavid Pizarro
Yellow Card78
11
ChipperfieldScott Chipperfield
10
TottiFrancesco Totti (C)
13
A. FreiAlexander Frei
Substitution90+3
11
TaddeiRodrigo Taddei
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Substitution90+1
13
MottaMarco Motta
19
AbrahamDavid Abraham
Yellow Card65
16
De RossiDaniele De Rossi
20
SafariBehrang Safari
17
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
Substitution64
22
InkoomSamuel Inkoom
19
Júlio BaptistaJúlio Baptista
Substitution64
24
CabralCabral
Yellow Card33
29
N. BurdissoNicolás Burdisso
30
CarlitosCarlitos
Goal11
94
MénezJérémy Ménez
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution46

Substitutes

15
AlmeraresFederico Almerares
Substitution85
Goal87
Yellow Card88
4
JuanJuan
17
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
9
VučinićMirko Vučinić
Substitution64
23
ColombaMassimo Colomba (GK)
21
GubertiStefano Guberti
Substitution46
26
UnalDaniel Unal
Substitution90+1
22
TonettoMax Tonetto
Substitution64
28
FeratiBeg Ferati
Substitution90+3
23
GrecoLeandro Greco
29
MustafiOrhan Mustafi
25
ArturArtur (GK)
33
Serkan ŞahinSerkan Şahin
89
OkakaStefano Okaka

Coach

Thorsten Fink (GER) Claudio Ranieri (ITA)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Alonso (ESP), Enrique Andres Samper (ESP)

Fourth official

Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Antonio Rubinos Pérez (ESP), David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

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