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Spurs rein in effervescent Basel to keep tie level

Published: Thursday 4 April 2013, 22.59CET
Tottenham Hotspur FC 2-2 FC Basel 1893
Murat Yakin's men scored two away goals at White Hart Lane but were denied a first-leg advantage by Emmanuel Adebayor and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
by Richard Binks
from White Hart Lane

Match statistics

TottenhamBasel

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
8
Attempts off target5
 
9
Corners4
 
2
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed11
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 4 April 2013, 22.59CET

Spurs rein in effervescent Basel to keep tie level

Tottenham Hotspur FC 2-2 FC Basel 1893
Murat Yakin's men scored two away goals at White Hart Lane but were denied a first-leg advantage by Emmanuel Adebayor and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Tottenham Hotspur FC came from two goals down to earn a first-leg draw against an outstanding FC Basel 1893 side who will be hopeful of securing the club's first European semi-final participation in a week's time.

It became clear to Spurs early on that it would be no easy task to reach the last four as Valentin Stocker and Fabian Frei stunned White Hart Lane with first-half away goals. Emmanuel Adebayor pulled the hosts back into it, and Gylfi Sigurdsson's deflected effort after the restart put André Villas-Boas' men on level terms before their trip to Switzerland.

Murat Yakin's men were quick to show they are not in the last eight to make up the numbers with a rapid flurry of attacks. Fabian Schär and Marco Streller both had powerful efforts saved, and Markus Steinhöfer volleyed a fraction over.

The visitors' industry eventually reaped its reward, however, when two goals in four minutes silenced the home fans. Stocker was able to pounce after Streller's effort had come back off a post on the half-hour, before a corner was flicked on to Frei, who buried a low header past Brad Freidel.

Stocker wriggled clear but his dinked finish slipped just wide as Basel attacked at will. Spurs were nevertheless able to respond before the break, Adebayor halving the deficit when he prodded in a deflected effort from Scott Parker, who then shot wide with the goal gaping.

The crowd urged the Premier League side forward after the break, but there was no backward step from Basel, for whom the lightning Mohamed Salah was denied by Friedel when clear on goal. Yann Sommer then kept out a wicked Kyle Naughton half-volley, yet he could do nothing when Sigurdsson cut in from the left and unleashed a shot that flicked in off Schär.

The action did not let up, with Salah and substitute Jacques Zoua firing narrowly wide for the Swiss champions. Spurs, meanwhile, finished with nine men as William Gallas and Gareth Bale went off injured before full time.

Last updated: 25/09/14 3.54CET

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Lineups

tottenham

Tottenham

basel

Basel

24
FriedelBrad Friedel (GK)
1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
5
VertonghenJan Vertonghen
6
DragovicAleksandar Dragovic
7
LennonAaron Lennon
Substitution24
8
Serey DieGeoffroy Serey Die
Substitution66
8
ParkerScott Parker (C)
Yellow Card64
9
StrellerMarco Streller (C)
Substitution71
10
AdebayorEmmanuel Adebayor
Goal40
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Goal30
11
BaleGareth Bale
15
VoserKay Voser
13
GallasWilliam Gallas
Yellow Card29
16
SchärFabian Schär
14
HoltbyLewis Holtby
Substitution63
20
F. FreiFabian Frei
Goal34
Yellow Card48
16
NaughtonKyle Naughton
22
SalahMohamed Salah
Substitution84
19
DembéléMousa Dembélé
27
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer
32
Assou-EkottoBenoît Assou-Ekotto
Substitution57
33
Elneny Mohamed Elneny

Substitutes

25
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK)
18
VailatiGermano Vailati (GK)
2
DempseyClint Dempsey
Substitution63
5
Ar. AjetiArlind Ajeti
6
HuddlestoneTom Huddlestone
7
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution84
20
DawsonMichael Dawson
Substitution57
13
A. FreiAlexander Frei
22
G. SigurdssonGylfi Sigurdsson
Substitution24
Goal58
24
CabralCabral
Substitution66
29
LivermoreJake Livermore
26
SauroGastón Sauro
33
CaulkerSteven Caulker
31
ZouaJacques Zoua
Substitution71

Coach

André Villas-Boas (POR) Murat Yakin (SUI)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milovan Ristić (SRB), Igor Radojčić (SRB)

Fourth official

Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)

Additional assistant referees

Danilo Grujić (SRB), Miodrag Gogić (SRB)

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