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Ten-man Basel make light work of Sporting

Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 21.15CET
FC Basel 1893 3-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal
The Swiss team need to draw on matchday six to confirm progress after leapfrogging Videoton FC with a commanding victory over Sporting.
by Martyn Hindley
from St. Jakob-Park

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Match statistics

BaselSporting

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
8
Corners3
 
6
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
6
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red Cards1
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 02:41 CET

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Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 21.15CET

Ten-man Basel make light work of Sporting

FC Basel 1893 3-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal
The Swiss team need to draw on matchday six to confirm progress after leapfrogging Videoton FC with a commanding victory over Sporting.

FC Basel 1893 overcame the 58th-minute dismissal of Cabral to move into second place in UEFA Europa League Group G thanks to some stylish finishing against Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Fabian Schär opened the scoring midway through the first half to end a Basel goal drought in matches against the Lisbon outfit at seven minutes short of eight hours. They built on that platform with tenacity and some high-class finishing after the break, Valentin Stocker and David Degen enabling the Swiss side to leapfrog Videoton FC into second place in the section.

Basel made a lively start and through David Degen's fierce drive had already forced one notable save from Rui Patrício before they took the lead. Alexander Frei and Xandão slid in to contest Stocker's clever pass across the penalty area and Schär slotted in the loose ball from six metres.

Murat Yakin's men were given no time to enjoy their goal. Yann Sommer was forced to make an impressive stop to deny Ricky van Wolfswinkel, then Elías went close with a shot from the edge of the box at the beginning of the second period.

Basel were undaunted by having to play with a numerical disadvantage after the sending-off of Cabral for two bookable offences in the space of four minutes.

They responded by bringing on Mohamed Salah for Alexander Frei and he made an instant impact, entering a skilful exchange of passes with Stocker, who scored to give the hosts some breathing space. After Sommer launched a counterattack, Salah kept his nerve to play in David Degen, who sealed the victory from 12 metres.

As a result, a draw for Basel in their matchday six encounter with KRC Genk will be enough for Bebi to join the Belgian club in qualifying for the round of 32.

Last updated: 07/12/12 23.04CET

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Lineups

basel

Basel

sporting

Sporting

1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
4
P. DegenPhilipp Degen
4
XandãoXandão
6
DragovicAleksandar Dragovic
9
Van WolfswinkelRicky van Wolfswinkel
7
D. DegenDavid Degen
Goal71
11
CapelDiego Capel
13
A. FreiAlexander Frei (C)
Substitution64
15
RojoMarcos Rojo
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Goal66
Substitution81
20
LabyadZakaria Labyad
Yellow Card41
Substitution60
16
SchärFabian Schär
Goal23
30
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
20
F. FreiFabian Frei
Substitution90
41
CédricCédric
21
DíazMarcelo Díaz
48
InsuaEmiliano Insua
Yellow Card35
24
CabralCabral
Yellow Card54
Red Card58
77
ElíasElías (C)
27
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer
86
FernandesGelson Fernandes
Yellow Card55
Substitution67

Substitutes

18
VailatiGermano Vailati (GK)
12
MarceloMarcelo (GK)
3
Park Joo HoPark Joo Ho
16
ViolaValentin Viola
5
Ar. AjetiArlind Ajeti
Substitution90
Yellow Card90+2
18
CarrilloAndre Carrillo
Substitution60
Yellow Card61
10
YapiGilles Yapi
21
RinaudoFabián Rinaudo
22
SalahMohamed Salah
Substitution64
23
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
26
SauroGastón Sauro
34
Tiago IloriTiago Ilori
31
ZouaJacques Zoua
Substitution81
87
BetinhoBetinho
Substitution67

Coach

Murat Yakin (SUI) Frank Vercauteren (BEL)

Referee

Paolo Valeri (ITA)

Assistant referees

Andrea Stefani (ITA), Renato Faverani (ITA)

Fourth official

Giorgio Niccolai (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Andrea Gervasoni (ITA), Domenico Celi (ITA)

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