Steaua and Basel off the mark
Friday, 25 October 2013
FC Steaua Bucureşti 1-1 FC Basel 1893
The keepers impressed in an open encounter as the teams exchanged goals either side of half-time to collect their first point of the campaign.
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Goalkeepers Valentin Cojocaru and Christian Baldinger impressed in an open contest as FC Steaua Bucureşti and FC Basel 1893 collected their first point of the campaign.
Albian Ajeti fired the visitors ahead with a shot from inside the penalty area seven minutes before the break, but Alexandru Târnovan responded in similar fashion soon after the restart. Both teams had chances to grab a second – there were 13 shots on goal – but the keepers stood firm. Trailing second-placed FC Schalke 04 by five points, Steaua and Basel require a victory in the return fixture on 6 November to haul themselves back into contention.
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