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Streller and Stocker head Basel past Maccabi

Published: Thursday 27 February 2014, 20.51CET
FC Basel 1893 3-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (agg: 3-0)
Two Marco Streller headers and one from Valentin Stocker eased the hosts through as they accounted for Maccabi for the second time this term.
by Sam Adams
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Published: Thursday 27 February 2014, 20.51CET

Streller and Stocker head Basel past Maccabi

FC Basel 1893 3-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (agg: 3-0)
Two Marco Streller headers and one from Valentin Stocker eased the hosts through as they accounted for Maccabi for the second time this term.

FC Basel 1893 set up a UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie against FC Salzburg after earning an ultimately comfortable victory against Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC. 

It was the Valentin Stocker and Marco Streller show at St. Jakob-Park as the duo lived up to their billing as the leading lights in this Basel outfit and shared the goals to take the Swiss side through. The tie was poised at 0-0 after last week's round of 32 first leg, but any home nerves would have been calmed by Stocker's 17th-minute header before Streller struck twice after half-time.

Basel had already shown their hand before they nudged in front, trying to get in behind the visiting full-backs at every opportunity. The ploy soon worked as Behrang Safari went wide and clipped in a cross that Stocker gambled on at the near post to head past Juan Pablo.

Maccabi had been knocked out of UEFA Champions League qualifying by Basel back in August, and although they were full of running – this was their first ever post-Christmas appearance in European competition – they could not get on the front foot in Switzerland. Streller had hooked one effort wide and presented Stocker with another chance from a clever back-heel before the big forward scored himself on the hour.

The second came just after Maccabi passed up their only clear opening of the game, Yann Sommer saving brilliantly from Maharan Radi's close-range drive. Basel went down the other end and Serey Die's perfect centre was nodded in by Streller. It knocked the stuffing out of Paulo Sousa's men and it was no surprise, 11 minutes later, when Stocker headed across for Streller to glance in another off the post.

Last updated: 07/10/14 2.46CET

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Lineups

basel

Basel

m. tel-aviv

M. Tel-Aviv

1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
25
Juan PabloJuan Pablo (GK)
4
P. DegenPhilipp Degen
4
Ben HarushOmri Ben Harush
5
Ar. AjetiArlind Ajeti
6
AlbermanGal Alberman
8
Serey DieGeoffroy Serey Die
Yellow Card19
7
ZahaviEran Zahavi
9
StrellerMarco Streller (C)
Goal60
Goal71
Substitution77
9
RadiMaharan Radi
Substitution58
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Goal17
Substitution71
14
ZivYoav Ziv
19
SafariBehrang Safari
18
TibiEytan Tibi
20
F. FreiFabian Frei
Substitution80
21
YeiniSheran Yeini (C)
25
SuchýMarek Suchý
22
PricaRade Prica
26
SauroGastón Sauro
26
MarevalRemi Mareval
Substitution63
33
Elneny Mohamed Elneny
29
AltmanOmri Altman
Substitution42

Substitutes

23
SalviMirko Salvi (GK)
1
LeviBarak Levi (GK)
7
D. DegenDavid Degen
11
Ben Haim IITal Ben Haim II
Substitution63
10
DelgadoMatías Delgado
Substitution80
15
MikhaDor Mikha
Substitution58
15
VoserKay Voser
17
EinbinderDaniel Einbinder
30
SioGiovanni Sio
Substitution77
23
BadashBarak Badash
32
SeferagićAdmir Seferagić
24
MitrovićNikola Mitrović
Substitution42
34
XhakaTaulant Xhaka
Substitution71
30
MargolisGael Margolis

Coach

Murat Yakin (SUI) Paulo Sousa (POR)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Assistant referees

Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Miro Grgić (CRO)

Fourth official

Dalibor Conjar (CRO)

Additional assistant referees

Tihomir Pejin (CRO), Goran Gabrilo (CRO)

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