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Spartak shake off Basel revival

Published: Thursday 24 February 2011, 21.23CET
FC Spartak Moskva 1-1 FC Basel 1893 (agg: 4-3)
Aiden McGeady's 91st-minute goal confirmed Spartak's place in the last 16, where they meet AFC Ajax, after the visitors had taken an early lead.
by Richard van Poortvliet
from Luzhniki Stadion

Match statistics

Spartak MoskvaBasel

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target7
 
2
Corners0
10
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed8
 
15
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 24 February 2011, 21.23CET

Spartak shake off Basel revival

FC Spartak Moskva 1-1 FC Basel 1893 (agg: 4-3)
Aiden McGeady's 91st-minute goal confirmed Spartak's place in the last 16, where they meet AFC Ajax, after the visitors had taken an early lead.

FC Spartak Moskva advanced to the UEFA Europa League round of 16 after a 1-1 draw in the Russian capital gave them a 4-3 aggregate victory over FC Basel 1893.

Trailing 3-2 after the first leg, the Swiss outfit had to score at least twice to have any chance of going through and Scott Chipperfield's strike set them on their way early in the first half. Despite enjoying plenty of second-half possession, the visitors rarely tested Andriy Dykan and Aiden McGeady put the result beyond doubt with his added-time equaliser. AFC Ajax await in the last 16.

Spartak started well as their fluid attacking trio of Dmitri Kombarov, McGeady and Artem Dzyuba caused problems with their pace and movement. However, it was the visitors who took the lead on 15 minutes when Dykan could only push a left-wing cross into the path of Chipperfield: the Australian international completed the simplest of tasks of directing the ball into an unguarded net.

The home side continued to create chances of their own, with McGeady having one effort cleared off the line. Spartak's dominance continued after the interval but their impressive interplay was less noticeable. Set to go through on away goals, Valeri Karpin's side were content to soak up Basel pressure and play on the counterattack.

Despite the introduction of Alexander Frei, who curled a late chance wide, Basel rarely looked like finding their vital second goal. Spartak spurned regular chances on the break late on before McGeady took the last of them, tapping in after Dzyuba had rounded Franco Costanzo.

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Lineups

spartak moskva

Spartak Moskva

basel

Basel

81
DykanAndriy Dykan (GK)
1
CostanzoFranco Costanzo (GK) (C)
5
SheshukovAleksandr Sheshukov
11
ChipperfieldScott Chipperfield
Goal15
12
AlexAlex (C)
14
StockerValentin Stocker
16
MakeevEvgeni Makeev
Substitution80
19
AbrahamDavid Abraham
17
SuchýMarek Suchý
20
SafariBehrang Safari
Yellow Card86
22
RojoMarcos Rojo
21
KusungaGenséric Kusunga
24
DzyubaArtem Dzyuba
24
CabralCabral
Yellow Card31
27
AnanidzeJano Ananidze
27
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer
64
McGeadyAiden McGeady
Goal90+1
30
TemboFwayo Tembo
Substitution67
77
K. KombarovKirill Kombarov
31
ZouaJacques Zoua
Yellow Card74
99
D. KombarovDmitri Kombarov
34
XhakaGranit Xhaka
Substitution76

Substitutes

56
BelenovAleksandr Belenov (GK)
18
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
8
DrinčićNikola Drinčić
10
YapiGilles Yapi
Substitution76
9
AriAri
13
A. FreiAlexander Frei
Substitution67
26
KhodyrevAnton Khodyrev
16
XhakaTaulant Xhaka
35
Rafael CariocaRafael Carioca
26
UnalDaniel Unal
44
YakovlevPavel Yakovlev
Substitution80
33
WieserSandro Wieser
48
OzobićFilip Ozobić
35
BaronMatthias Baron

Coach

Valeri Karpin (RUS) Thorsten Fink (GER)

Referee

Cristian Balaj (ROU)

Assistant referees

Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU), Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)

Fourth official

István Kovács (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Marius Avram (ROU), Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)

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