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Basel close the door on Dnipro

Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 20.54CET
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-1 FC Basel 1893 (agg: 1-3)
Fabian Schär's coolly taken penalty nipped a Dnipro revival in the bud with both sides finishing with ten men on a chilly night in Ukraine.
Basel close the door on Dnipro
Fabian Schär celebrates hitting the net for Basel and securing victory in the tie ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

DniproBasel

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target7
 
2
Corners7
 
3
Offsides5
 
6
Fouls committed17
 
23
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards1
 
1

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Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 20.54CET

Basel close the door on Dnipro

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-1 FC Basel 1893 (agg: 1-3)
Fabian Schär's coolly taken penalty nipped a Dnipro revival in the bud with both sides finishing with ten men on a chilly night in Ukraine.

Fabian Schär's penalty killed off FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk's UEFA Europa League challenge, with tonight's 1-1 draw in Ukraine setting up FC Basel 1893 for a round of 16 meeting with FC Zenit St Petersburg.

With both sides down to ten men, Roman Zozulya was penalised for a block on Valentin Stocker in the Dnipro area, and Schär stepped up on 81 minutes to beat Jan Laštůvka with a low strike to the goalkeeper's left. Just five minutes earlier, Dnipro had scented the chance of a comeback when Yevhen Seleznyov sent Yann Sommer the wrong way with a near identical spot kick, but Basel's 2-0 first-leg lead proved to be decisive.

Dnipro might have concluded that they had just not done enough to unsettle Basel after Nikola Kalinić was dismissed within ten minutes of coming on as a second-half substitute following a tussle with Schär. Basel could have been ahead inside ten minutes, with Mohamed Salah going clear and lifting the ball over Laštůvka, but the Egyptian's effort landed narrowly wide. While Juande Ramos's team raised their game after that, they never truly carved their opponents open.

Zozulya was down on his knees cursing his luck after a picture-perfect half-volley on the run slammed into Sommer's side netting. Seleznyov hooked over under the shadow of the goal before the interval, while Giuliano's goalbound effort was deflected to safety early in the second half. Things looked grim after Kalinić was sent off, yet the numbers were evened up when Fabian Frei saw red after raising an arm to block Zozulya's shot in the box.

Seleznyov converted that one, but fluffed a promising position soon afterwards with only Sommer to beat. Schär's cool finish at the other end then slammed the door shut on Dnipro's campaign.

Last updated: 14/05/13 15.46CET

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Lineups

dnipro

Dnipro

basel

Basel

16
LaštůvkaJan Laštůvka (GK)
1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
5
MandziukVitaly Mandziuk
3
Park Joo HoPark Joo Ho
8
GiulianoGiuliano
6
DragovicAleksandar Dragovic
14
CheberyachkoYevhen Cheberyachko
Yellow Card32
7
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution82
17
StrinićIvan Strinić
Yellow Card35
8
Serey DieSerey Die
Yellow Card13
18
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
14
StockerValentin Stocker (C)
21
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
Goal76
16
SchärFabian Schär
Yellow Card37
Goal81
29
RotanRuslan Rotan (C)
20
F. FreiFabian Frei
Red Card75
32
DouglasDouglas
Substitution53
22
SalahMohamed Salah
Substitution89
44
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
Yellow Card14
Substitution31
24
CabralCabral
Yellow Card33
99
MatheusMatheus
Substitution53
27
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer

Substitutes

77
ShelikhovDenys Shelikhov (GK)
18
VailatiGermano Vailati (GK)
4
KravchenkoSerhiy Kravchenko
Substitution53
10
YapiGilles Yapi
6
KankavaJaba Kankava
15
VoserKay Voser
7
KulakovDenys Kulakov
21
DíazMarcelo Díaz
9
KalinićNikola Kalinić
Substitution53
Red Card63
26
SauroGastón Sauro
10
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Substitution31
31
ZouaJacques Zoua
Substitution82
11
OliynykDenys Oliynyk
33
Elneny Mohamed Elneny
Substitution89

Coach

Juande Ramos (ESP) Murat Yakin (SUI)

Referee

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Assistant referees

Guido Kleve (GER), Thorsten Schiffner (GER)

Fourth official

Detlef Scheppe (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Robert Hartmann (GER), Guido Winkmann (GER)

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