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Zamora one-two knocks Basel out

Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 0.45CET
FC Basel 1893 2-3 Fulham FC
Two goals from Bobby Zamora spearheaded Roy Hodgson's side's charge into the round of 32 as a late flurry failed to rescue Basel.
by Brian Homewood
from St. Jakob-Park

Match statistics

BaselFulham

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target17
 
7
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners9
 
4
Offsides1
 
6
Fouls committed10
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 0.45CET

Zamora one-two knocks Basel out

FC Basel 1893 2-3 Fulham FC
Two goals from Bobby Zamora spearheaded Roy Hodgson's side's charge into the round of 32 as a late flurry failed to rescue Basel.

Bobby Zamora scored two quick-fire goals just before half-time to set Fulham FC on their way to a 3-2 win at FC Basel 1893 and a place in the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League.

Late nerves
Zamora struck twice in three minutes to put the Premier League side on the front foot on a snowy night in Switzerland, and while Alexander Frei pulled one back with a second-half penalty, Zoltán Gera quickly restored Fulham's two-goal lead. However, the visitors' nerves were fraying a little in the closing stages as Marco Streller's late header gave Basel hope of a draw that would have sent them through.

Early sighter
Having won all five of their previous European home games this season, Basel looked a good bet to join AS Roma in Friday's round of 32 draw as one of the top two in Group E. Fulham, however, without an away win in the section, upset the form book as they took control from the outset and Danny Murphy's 20-metre shot drew a save from Massimo Colomba after five minutes.

Deadly combination

Zamora always looked a menace, and his threat materialised on 42 minutes when he met Bjorn Helge Riise's inswinging cross with a first-time shot at the far post. In a near replica effort three minutes later, Riise found Zamora in the same position and the in-form forward this time headed past Colomba.

Nerve-wracking finish
Zamora nearly had a hat-trick just after half-time when Colomba saved his free-kick, but Basel reduced the arrears when Frei converted a 64th-minute penalty following a handball for his fifth goal in the group stage. Federico Almerares missed a glorious chance to equalise when he misdirected a close-range header from Samuel Inkoom's low cross. Gera seemed to have made sure of the points when he scored on 77 minutes but Fulham had to survive a nerve-wracking finale after Streller's late reply.

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Lineups

basel

Basel

fulham

Fulham

23
ColombaMassimo Colomba (GK)
1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
4
Çağdaş AtanÇağdaş Atan
2
KellyStephen Kelly
8
HuggelBenjamin Huggel (C)
4
PantsilJohn Pantsil
9
StrellerMarco Streller
Goal87
11
GeraZoltán Gera
Goal77
13
A. FreiAlexander Frei
Yellow Card45
Goal64
13
MurphyDanny Murphy (C)
14
StockerValentin Stocker
17
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
19
AbrahamDavid Abraham
Yellow Card40
18
HughesAaron Hughes
20
SafariBehrang Safari
Substitution46
20
EtuhuDickson Etuhu
22
InkoomSamuel Inkoom
25
ZamoraBobby Zamora
Yellow Card30
Goal42
Goal45
Substitution80
24
CabralCabral
Substitution46
26
SmallingChris Smalling
30
CarlitosCarlitos
Substitution79
27
GreeningJonathan Greening
Yellow Card51
Substitution70

Substitutes

18
WesselsStefan Wessels (GK)
12
StockdaleDavid Stockdale (GK)
6
GelabertMarcos Gelabert
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
7
SchürpfPascal Schürpf
Substitution79
16
DuffDamien Duff
Substitution80
15
AlmeraresFederico Almerares
Substitution46
23
DempseyClint Dempsey
Substitution70
17
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution46
31
SaundersMatthew Saunders
28
FeratiBeg Ferati
37
BriggsMatthew Briggs
33
Serkan ŞahinSerkan Şahin
40
UwezuMichael Uwezu

Coach

Thorsten Fink (GER) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Peter Martinsson (SWE), Peter Ekström (SWE)

Fourth official

Sven-Martin Åkesson (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Markus Strömbergsson (SWE), Ake Andreasson (SWE)

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