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Spartak snatch victory at Basel

Published: Thursday 17 February 2011, 23.55CET
FC Basel 1893 2-3 FC Spartak Moskva
Valeri Karpin's men recovered from going 2-0 down to secure victory with a last-gasp strike from 18-year-old Jano Ananidze.
by Andrejs Andrejevs
from St Jakob-Park
Spartak snatch victory at Basel
Jano Ananidze celebrates scoring Spartak's late winner in Switzerland ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BaselSpartak Moskva

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target4
 
6
Attempts off target2
 
5
Corners8
 
4
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
20
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 February 2011, 23.55CET

Spartak snatch victory at Basel

FC Basel 1893 2-3 FC Spartak Moskva
Valeri Karpin's men recovered from going 2-0 down to secure victory with a last-gasp strike from 18-year-old Jano Ananidze.

FC Spartak Moskva may have taken a significant step towards the round of 16 after recovering from going 2-0 down to secure an unlikely 3-2 UEFA Europa League victory at FC Basel 1893.

Thorsten Fink's side looked to be cruising after Alexander Frei and Marco Streller struck within the space of five first-half minutes, but Dmitri Kombarov brought the visitors back into the game with a goal just after the hour. With Xherdan Shaqiri dismissed soon after Artem Dzyuba's equaliser, 18-year-old substitute Jano Ananidze arrowed home a last-ditch winner for Valeri Karpin's side.

At the interval, Basel looked to be well on top of a game which brought together two sides who had finished third in their respective UEFA Champions League groups. Frei broke the deadlock on 36 minutes, nodding past Andriy Dykan after Shaqiri's corner was directed on towards him at the near post. Five minutes later it was 2-0 after Streller got his head to another Shaqiri corner which Dykan misjudged.

Spartak started to reduce the arrears on 61 minutes. Captain Alex battled to the edge of the box and let fly, with his shot cannoning back off a defender into the path of Kombarov, who steered the ball across Franco Costanza and in off his left-hand post. Within ten minutes the scores were level, Dzyuba collecting Alex's ball, controlling on his thigh and flicking it in with the toe of his boot.

Shaqiri saw red on 78 minutes, but it looked like Basel might cling on for the draw until two minutes into added time when Alex was presented with a free-kick on the edge of the box. Rather than shoot, he touched the ball to Ananidze, whose low shot crept around the wall and in off the foot of Costanzo's right-hand post.

Last updated: 19/02/11 0.12CET

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Lineups

basel

Basel

spartak moskva

Spartak Moskva

1
CostanzoFranco Costanzo (GK) (C)
81
DykanAndriy Dykan (GK)
Yellow Card82
9
StrellerMarco Streller
Goal41
5
SheshukovAleksandr Sheshukov
Substitution46
10
YapiGilles Yapi
Yellow Card48
Substitution87
12
AlexAlex (C)
Yellow Card70
13
A. FreiAlexander Frei
Goal36
Substitution80
16
MakeevEvgeni Makeev
Substitution85
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Yellow Card34
Substitution87
17
SuchýMarek Suchý
Yellow Card90
17
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Red Card78
22
RojoMarcos Rojo
19
AbrahamDavid Abraham
24
DzyubaArtem Dzyuba
Goal70
20
SafariBehrang Safari
35
Rafael CariocaRafael Carioca
Yellow Card52
21
KusungaGenséric Kusunga
Yellow Card90+2
64
McGeadyAiden McGeady
Yellow Card34
27
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer
77
K. KombarovKirill Kombarov
34
XhakaGranit Xhaka
99
D. KombarovDmitri Kombarov
Goal61

Substitutes

18
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
56
BelenovAleksandr Belenov (GK)
11
ChipperfieldScott Chipperfield
8
DrinčićNikola Drinčić
16
XhakaTaulant Xhaka
26
KhodyrevAnton Khodyrev
24
CabralCabral
Substitution87
27
AnanidzeJano Ananidze
Substitution46
Goal90+2
26
UnalDaniel Unal
44
YakovlevPavel Yakovlev
Substitution85
30
TemboFwayo Tembo
Substitution80
48
OzobićFilip Ozobić
31
ZouaJacques Zoua
Substitution87

Coach

Thorsten Fink (GER) Valeri Karpin (RUS)

Referee

Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)

Assistant referees

Ljubomir Krstevski (MKD), Marjan Kirovski (MKD)

Fourth official

Petar Mantev (MKD)

Additional assistant referees

Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD), Goran Spirkoski (MKD)

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