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Stocker leads Basel to Dnipro triumph

Published: Thursday 14 February 2013, 23.26CET
FC Basel 1893 2-0 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
The Swiss champions will take a commanding lead to Ukraine next week after Valentin Stocker scored one and created another in Basle.

Match statistics

BaselDnipro

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target0
7
Corners5
 
7
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed21
 
16
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 14 February 2013, 23.26CET

Stocker leads Basel to Dnipro triumph

FC Basel 1893 2-0 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
The Swiss champions will take a commanding lead to Ukraine next week after Valentin Stocker scored one and created another in Basle.

FC Basel 1893 scored midway through each half to open up a notable lead against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in their round of 32 first leg in snowy northern Switzerland.

Juande Ramos's team registered 16 goals during the group stage but were chasing the game once Valentin Stocker had converted from six metres in the 23rd minute. The scale of their task at Dnipro Arena doubled when Marco Streller swooped to head his fourth goal in this season's competition.

Dnipro began proceedings with the attacking endeavour that has become familiar on UEFA Europa League nights, Yevhen Konoplyanka off target after Vitaly Mandziuk had been the recipient of a clever free-kick. Konoplyanka then found space again 15 metres out, only to misjudge his angles with the final shot.

Given an added spring in their step by the double reprieve, Basel gradually wrested control of midfield. Their tenacity was exemplified by Cabral's wholehearted header goalwards from the edge of the penalty area, which was trapped by Stocker who stylishly swept past Jan Laštůvka from six metres.

St. Jakob-Park was decorated lavishly with snowfall soon after the goal and Murat Yakin's side looked comfortable on the ball in their picturesque surroundings, emerging unscathed from one scare at the end of the first period. Roman Zozulya lunged in at the near post to meet a low cross from the threatening Konoplyanka, only for Yann Sommer to repel the effort behind for a corner.

Konoplyanka was given further support in the second half when Ramos drafted in striker Yevhen Seleznyov and Matheus from the bench, but on 14 February nobody could deny it would be Valentin's day. On 67 minutes, Stocker sent over a left-footed corner that was glanced into the net off the head of Streller to put Basel in pole position for a last-16 date with FC Zenit St Petersburg or Liverpool FC.

Last updated: 25/09/14 4.08CET

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Lineups

basel

Basel

dnipro

Dnipro

1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
16
LaštůvkaJan Laštůvka (GK)
3
Park Joo HoPark Joo Ho
Yellow Card49
3
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
Yellow Card70
4
P. DegenPhilipp Degen
Yellow Card52
4
KravchenkoSerhiy Kravchenko
Substitution53
6
DragovicAleksandar Dragovic
5
MandziukVitaly Mandziuk
Yellow Card79
7
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution68
8
GiulianoGiuliano
8
Serey DieGeoffroy Serey Die
Yellow Card54
9
N. KalinićNikola Kalinić
Substitution53
9
StrellerMarco Streller (C)
Goal67
10
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Goal23
Substitution88
14
CheberyachkoYevhen Cheberyachko
16
SchärFabian Schär
17
StrinićIvan Strinić
20
F. FreiFabian Frei
Substitution77
18
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
Substitution68
24
CabralCabral
29
RotanRuslan Rotan (C)

Substitutes

18
VailatiGermano Vailati (GK)
77
ShelikhovDenys Shelikhov (GK)
10
YapiGilles Yapi
6
KankavaJaba Kankava
Substitution68
15
VoserKay Voser
21
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
Substitution53
22
SalahMohamed Salah
Substitution68
31
KobakhidzeAlexander Kobakhidze
26
SauroGastón Sauro
32
DouglasDouglas
31
ZouaJacques Zoua
Substitution88
44
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
33
Elneny Mohamed Elneny
Substitution77
99
MatheusMatheus
Substitution53

Coach

Murat Yakin (SUI) Juande Ramos (ESP)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR), Frank Andås (NOR)

Fourth official

Svein Inge Wiken (NOR)

Additional assistant referees

Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR), Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)

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