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Round of 32, First leg

M. Tel-Aviv - Basel
0-0

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Obstinate Basel stifle Maccabi

Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 23.00CET
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC 0-0 FC Basel 1893
The hosts found dismantling the defiant Swiss champions to be an impossible task – but a score draw will suffice in the return leg.
Obstinate Basel stifle Maccabi
Despite their enterprise in attack, Maccabi found no way past Basel ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

M. Tel-Aviv
Basel

0

Goals scored

0

54

Possession (%)

46

8

Total attempts

7

3

on target

3

2

off target

2

3

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

2

1

Offsides

3

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

12

606

Passes

505

528

completed

403

Lineups

m. tel-aviv

M. Tel-Aviv

basel

Basel

25Juan Pablo (GK)1Sommer (GK) (C)
4Ben Harush4P. Degen
6Alberman
Substitution82
5Ajeti
Yellow Card65
7Zahavi8Serey Die
Substitution84
9Radi10Delgado
Substitution63
10Itzhaki19Safari
15Mikha
Yellow Card67
25Suchý
18Tibi26Sauro
Yellow Card16
21Yeini (C)30Sio
Substitution79
24Mitrović
Substitution58
33Elneny
31Carlos García
Yellow Card20
34Xhaka

Substitutes

1B. Levi (GK)18Vailati (GK)
11Ben Haim7D. Degen
14Ziv14Stocker
Substitution79
17Einbinder
Substitution82
Yellow Card90+1
15Voser
22Prica
Substitution58
20F. Frei
Substitution63
26Mareval21Díaz
Substitution84
29Altman37Dünki

Coaches

Paulo Sousa (POR) Murat Yakin (SUI)

Referee

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Press kits

Last updated: 20/02/2014 23:09 CET

Standings

 
  
Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 23.00CET

Obstinate Basel stifle Maccabi

Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC 0-0 FC Basel 1893
The hosts found dismantling the defiant Swiss champions to be an impossible task – but a score draw will suffice in the return leg.

There was nothing to separate Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC and FC Basel 1893 as the first leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie finished goalless.

Opportunities were few and far between in a match that never really found its rhythm. Maccabi got off to an electric start and worked better openings overall, but found dismantling a defiant Basel to be an impossible task.

Barak Itzhaki forced a routine low save from Yann Sommer early on, though it was the invention rather than the execution of the chance that caught the eye. Itzhaki laid the ball off with his chest for Maharan Radi, who surged on and supplied an inviting return pass. Basel wasted the half's only other real opportunity as Gastón Sauro battled well to get to a deep delivery but headed straight at a grateful Juan Pablo.

After a similarly sedentary opening to the second period, visiting substitute Fabian Frei came close to breaking the deadlock, albeit unintentionally. His curling free-kick cross evaded everyone in the crowded penalty area and narrowly failed to nestle in the bottom corner.

The Israeli outfit attempted to grab the contest by the scruff of the neck in the final stages. The desperate dive of Behrang Safari prevented Eran Zahavi burying a miscued clearance, and moments later Sommer's reflexes matched the forward's redirection of an ambitious Radi effort.

The Basel defence were all hands to the pump as Maccabi came at them in waves in the embers of the game, and timely interceptions and brave blocks ensured the Swiss champions weathered the storm.

Last updated: 22/02/14 0.03CET

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