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Ten-man Sporting stifle Basel

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 23.00CET
Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-0 FC Basel 1893
Down to ten men for the majority of the second half, Sporting showed fine resilience to secure a share of the spoils in their Group G opener.
Ten-man Sporting stifle Basel
There was nothing to separate Sporting and Basel in Lisbon ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

SportingBasel

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners4
 
6
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed19
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards1
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 24/10/2012 05:03 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 23.00CET

Ten-man Sporting stifle Basel

Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-0 FC Basel 1893
Down to ten men for the majority of the second half, Sporting showed fine resilience to secure a share of the spoils in their Group G opener.

Sporting Clube de Portugal were held to a 0-0 draw at home to FC Basel 1893 in their Group G opener.

Though it was a fifth meeting in less than five years between the sides, it did not follow the pattern of the recent past. Sporting had won all four previous meetings without conceding a goal and, although they once again kept a clean sheet, Ricardo Sá Pinto's side were made to work particularly hard after Xandão's dismissal.

Languishing in the unfamiliar surroundings of fifth from bottom in the Portuguese Liga, Sporting were equally slow to find their feet here. Elías, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Cédric all failed to work Yann Sommer early on, but it was Basel's Aleksandar Dragovic who was most guilty of profligacy. Ghosting in unnoticed at the back post, he met Alexander Frei's free-kick with precision timing but headed over.

Van Wolfswinkel was in typically sparky mood and almost put Sporting in front just before the break when he latched onto Andre Carrillo's perfectly weighted pass and unleashed a fizzing shot. Sommer, though, was up to the task.

If a goalless opening period had forced Sá Pinto to ponder Plan B, Xandão's 50th-minute dismissal triggered a total rethink. Indeed, it could have been a different script altogether had Marcelo Díaz's thunderous drive skirted the frame of Rui Patrício's goal rather than skim off the crossbar.

Though Van Wolfswinkel cut an increasingly isolated figure, he did fashion a half-chance with 15 minutes left when he controlled adroitly with his chest only to shoot tamely at Sommer.

Last updated: 22/09/12 0.16CET

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Lineups

sporting

Sporting

basel

Basel

1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK) (C)
1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
4
XandãoXandão
Red Card50
3
Park Joo HoPark Joo Ho
Yellow Card67
9
Van WolfswinkelRicky van Wolfswinkel
6
DragovicAleksandar Dragovic
10
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
Substitution67
9
StrellerMarco Streller (C)
Yellow Card82
11
CapelDiego Capel
13
A. FreiAlexander Frei
15
RojoMarcos Rojo
Yellow Card30
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Substitution90+1
18
CarrilloAndré Carrillo
Substitution77
21
DíazMarcelo Díaz
Substitution83
30
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
22
SalahMohamed Salah
Substitution75
41
CédricCédric
24
CabralCabral
77
ElíasElías
Substitution56
26
SauroGastón Sauro
86
FernandesGelson Fernandes
Yellow Card60
27
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer

Substitutes

12
MarceloMarcelo (GK)
18
VailatiGermano Vailati (GK)
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço
Substitution56
4
P. DegenPhilipp Degen
16
ViolaValentin Viola
5
Ar. AjetiArlind Ajeti
20
LabyadZakaria Labyad
Substitution77
7
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution90+1
23
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
15
VoserKay Voser
28
André MartinsAndré Martins
Substitution67
20
F. FreiFabian Frei
Substitution83
48
InsuaEmiliano Insua
31
ZouaJacques Zoua
Substitution75

Coach

Ricardo Sá Pinto (POR) Heiko Vogel (GER)

Referee

Alon Yefet (ISR)

Assistant referees

Danny Krasikow (ISR), Shabtai Nahmias (ISR)

Fourth official

Dvir Shimon (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR), Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)

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