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Clinical Videoton pick off Basel

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 21.00CET
Videoton FC 2-1 FC Basel 1893
Paulo Sousa's side extended their unbeaten European home run to nine games with a counterattacking display against the Swiss champions.
Clinical Videoton pick off Basel
Videoton players celebrate taking an early lead against Basel ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

VideotonBasel

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
7
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners1
 
15
Offsides3
 
4
Fouls committed7
 
15
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/10/2012 06:14 CET

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Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 21.00CET

Clinical Videoton pick off Basel

Videoton FC 2-1 FC Basel 1893
Paulo Sousa's side extended their unbeaten European home run to nine games with a counterattacking display against the Swiss champions.

Videoton FC made it back-to-back wins in UEFA Europa League Group G with a defeat of FC Basel 1893.

As they emphatically proved against Sporting Club de Portugal on matchday two, Videoton are formidable at home and extended their unbeaten European run in Szekesfehervar to nine matches courtesy of two first-half goals.

The visitors had barely had a touch before they fell behind. Right-back Álvaro Brachi's deadly near-post cross was bundled in inadvertently by defender Fabian Schär under pressure from Nemanja Nikolić. A stunned Basel regrouped and began to take the game to their hosts. Marco Streller led the charge, forcing Mladen Božović into a strong far-post save from Marcelo Díaz's free-kick and going close with a fierce effort from distance shortly after.

Videoton struck again from a well-worked set piece. Nikola Mitrović snapped a low corner into the box for Ádám Gyurcsó, who squared into the danger zone for Marco Caneira to crash in. Basel returned to dominance and Božović had to be alert to deny Valentin Stocker's sharp back-heel and thwart Streller again before the break. Basel racked up ten corners to no avail before the interval.

The second half bore an uncanny resemblance to the first, with Basel enjoying the lion's share of possession and the hosts picking and choosing the time to counter. It was unhappily familiar for Streller, too, who failed to beat Božović once again after Stocker's stylish through ball put him clear in one of the precious few opportunities for either team.

Basel's 15th corner brought a goal, as Schär rose to head Fabian Frei's delivery into the top corner. Unfortunately for the visitors it did not arrive until the 91st minute, and the Videoton defence held firm in the frantic final few moments.

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Lineups

videoton

Videoton

basel

Basel

27
M. BožovićMladen Božović (GK)
1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
2
BrachiÁlvaro Brachi
3
Park Joo HoPark Joo Ho
Substitution46
3
Paulo ViníciusPaulo Vinícius
6
DragovicAleksandar Dragovic
4
Marco CaneiraMarco Caneira
Goal33
7
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution72
10
Renato NetoRenato Neto
9
StrellerMarco Streller (C)
Yellow Card85
11
SándorGyörgy Sándor (C)
Substitution73
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Yellow Card79
14
MitrovićNikola Mitrović
16
SchärFabian Schär
Goal2
Goal90+1
17
N. NikolićNemanja Nikolić
21
DíazMarcelo Díaz
20
Walter LeeWalter Lee
Substitution86
22
SalahMohamed Salah
Substitution57
30
SzolnokiRoland Szolnoki
24
CabralCabral
77
GyurcsóÁdám Gyurcsó
Substitution79
27
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer

Substitutes

12
TujvelTomáš Tujvel (GK)
18
VailatiGermano Vailati (GK)
16
Filipe OliveiraFilipe Oliveira
Substitution79
4
P. DegenPhilipp Degen
21
SzekeresAdrián Szekeres
15
VoserKay Voser
Substitution46
23
KakáKaká
19
GretherSimon Grether
26
TóthBalázs Tóth
Substitution73
20
F. FreiFabian Frei
Substitution72
28
TorghelleSándor Torghelle
Substitution86
26
SauroGastón Sauro
70
KovácsIstván Kovács
35
Kwan-Ryong PakKwan-Ryong Pak
Substitution57

Coach

Paulo Sousa (POR) Murat Yakin (SUI)

Referee

Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)

Assistant referees

Ondřej Pelikán (CZE), Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)

Fourth official

Patrik Filipek (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Radek Matějek (CZE), Jan Jilek (CZE)

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