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  • Date:24 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:Luzhniki Stadium
  • Attendance:12,000
( agg 4 - 3 )
  • McGeady (90)
  • Chipperfield (14)
Goal!

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91mins

Aiden McGeady scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Spartak Moscow 1 (4)-(3) 1 Basle.Artem Dzjuba provided the assist for the goal.

89mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Pavel Yakovlev goes wide of the left-hand post.

88mins

Effort on goal by Zhano Ananidze from just inside the area clears the bar.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Abraham on Alexander Shyeshukov. Direct free kick taken by Marek Suchy.

86mins

Berang Safari is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

84mins

Shot by Alexander Frei from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

84mins

Centre by Berang Safari.

83mins

Marek Suchy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Valentin Stocker. Direct free kick taken by David Abraham.

82mins

The ball is swung over by Pavel Yakovlev, clearance by David Abraham.

79mins

Foul by Gilles Yapi Yapo on Alexander Shyeshukov, free kick awarded. Pavel Yakovlev comes on in place of Yevgeni Makeev. Free kick taken by Marcos Rojo.

78mins

The ball is sent over by Valentin Stocker, Scott Chipperfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcos Rojo. Free kick taken by Andrei Dikan.

76mins

Granit Xhaka leaves the field to be replaced by Gilles Yapi Yapo.

76mins

Valentin Stocker crosses the ball, Marcos Rojo manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Foul by Jacques Zoua on Yevgeni Makeev, free kick awarded. Marcos Rojo takes the free kick.

73mins

Artem Dzjuba takes a shot. Save by Franco Costanzo.

73mins

The referee blows for offside. Genseric Kusunga takes the free kick.

73mins

Scott Chipperfield is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marek Suchy takes the free kick.

72mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Artem Dzjuba on Franco Costanzo. Franco Costanzo takes the free kick.

69mins

Headed effort on goal by Artem Dzjuba from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.

68mins

Berang Safari challenges Kirill Kombarov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kirill Kombarov takes the free kick.

67mins

Kirill Kombarov challenges Alexander Frei unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Abraham.

67mins

The ball is delivered by Aiden McGeady, David Abraham manages to make a clearance.

66mins

Fwayo Tembo goes off and Alexander Frei comes on.

63mins

Alexander Shyeshukov produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

62mins

Corner taken right-footed by Fwayo Tembo from the right by-line, Kirill Kombarov makes a clearance.

61mins

Berang Safari takes a shot. Clearance made by Marcos Rojo.

60mins

The official flags Artem Dzjuba offside. Franco Costanzo takes the free kick.

57mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Dmitri Kombarov. Indirect free kick taken by Franco Costanzo.

56mins

Unfair challenge on Kirill Kombarov by Jacques Zoua results in a free kick. Marek Suchy restarts play with the free kick.

55mins

Inswinging corner taken by Fwayo Tembo from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Genseric Kusunga goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

54mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Fwayo Tembo from the left by-line, clearance made by Marek Suchy.

54mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Fwayo Tembo, Marcos Rojo manages to make a clearance.

54mins

Berang Safari delivers the ball, Marcos Rojo manages to make a clearance.

53mins

Scott Chipperfield fouled by Marek Suchy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Abraham.

52mins

The ball is crossed by Dmitri Kombarov.

51mins

Adilson Cabral gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zhano Ananidze. Zhano Ananidze takes the direct free kick.

47mins

The ball is crossed by Aiden McGeady, David Abraham makes a clearance.

45mins

Centre by Kirill Kombarov, David Abraham manages to make a clearance.

43mins

Centre by Fwayo Tembo.

43mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marek Suchy by Valentin Stocker. Marek Suchy restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Fwayo Tembo, David Abraham challenges Andrei Dikan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrei Dikan.

38mins

Granit Xhaka fouled by Meschini Alex, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adilson Cabral.

34mins

Dmitri Kombarov fouled by Valentin Stocker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dmitri Kombarov.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacques Zoua by Zhano Ananidze. Direct free kick taken by Genseric Kusunga.

33mins

Dmitri Kombarov sends in a cross, save made by Franco Costanzo.

30mins

Adilson Cabral challenges Aiden McGeady unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adilson Cabral goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Meschini Alex has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

30mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Granit Xhaka, Marcos Rojo manages to make a clearance.

29mins

Valentin Stocker is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andrei Dikan restarts play with the free kick.

28mins

The ball is sent over by Valentin Stocker.

28mins

The ball is delivered by Zhano Ananidze, Genseric Kusunga manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Long range shot from Meschini Alex misses to the left of the goal.

24mins

Scott Chipperfield takes a shot. Clearance by Alexander Shyeshukov.

22mins

Foul by Genseric Kusunga on Artem Dzjuba, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Aiden McGeady, save by Franco Costanzo.

20mins

Dmitri Kombarov produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

19mins

Fwayo Tembo takes a shot. Save by Andrei Dikan.

18mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Fwayo Tembo.

17mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Dmitri Kombarov goes wide of the right-hand post.

15mins

Scott Chipperfield scores a goal from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Spartak Moscow 0 (3)-(3) 1 Basle.Genseric Kusunga concedes a free kick for a foul on Zhano Ananidze. Yevgeni Makeev takes the direct free kick. Assist on the goal came from Valentin Stocker.

12mins

Fwayo Tembo takes a shot. Save by Andrei Dikan.

12mins

Dmitri Kombarov concedes a free kick for a foul on Markus Steinhofer. Granit Xhaka takes the free kick.

10mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Fwayo Tembo. Corner taken by Fwayo Tembo from the left by-line, save made by Andrei Dikan.

8mins

Kirill Kombarov takes a shot. Save by Franco Costanzo.

8mins

Zhano Ananidze takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Artem Dzjuba takes a shot. Clearance by David Abraham.

5mins

Aiden McGeady crosses the ball, David Abraham makes a clearance.

4mins

Corner taken by Fwayo Tembo from the left by-line, save by Andrei Dikan.

3mins

Dmitri Kombarov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Markus Steinhofer. Free kick taken by Markus Steinhofer.

2mins

The ball is crossed by Aiden McGeady.

1mins

Granit Xhaka gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marek Suchy. Free kick taken by Marek Suchy.

Match Preview

Fink champions no-fear approach Basle coach Thorsten Fink has told his players to play with abandon when they face Spartak Moscow on Thursday. The Swiss trail 3-2 going into the away leg, so probably need to win by two clear goals to reach the last 16. As such, they will need to attack from the start. "We are facing a difficult task," Fink said. "Given that in the first match we lost 3-2, we need to score at least two goals. "So we have nothing to lose. The team will go onto the field relaxed. We must find a middle ground between fighting for the title in Switzerland and the matches in the Europa League. "In any case, we want to cause problems for Spartak." The game is set to be played in freezing conditions in the Russian capital, but Fink does not expect a repeat of the situation last week where the kick-off between Rubin Kazan - already displaced from their home stadium - and FC Twente was brought forward until early in the afternoon to avoid the even cooler conditions later in the evening. "I have not heard anything about this and I believe nothing will change," he said. "As for the weather, the conditions are the same for both teams. Spartak have been practising in warm Turkey, then Switzerland, and now they are here where it is minus two." Spartak have been preparing for the start of their new domestic season, and winger Aiden McGeady believes these games are a chance to show they can be a title contender after finishing fourth last time around. "This season we've got a strong squad and hopefully we can pick up where we left off because fourth place isn't where Spartak should be - Spartak should be first," he told UEFA.com. McGeady, who joined last year from Celtic, is also looking forward to a first chance of the year to run out at the Luzhniki Stadium. "I don't know how opponents see it, but I enjoy playing there, especially when there's a big crowd," he said. "It's a massive stadium with a very good atmosphere. It's almost like a second home now."

Formation:4141Manager: Valeri Karpin

Spartak Moscow

Formation: 442Manager:

Basle

  • Andrei Dikan
  • Kirill Kombarov
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Marek Suchy
  • Yevgeni Makeev
  • Alexander Shyeshukov
  • Aiden McGeady
  • Zhano Ananidze
  • Meschini Alex
  • Dmitri Kombarov
  • Artem Dzjuba
  • SUBS
  • Aleksandr Belenov
  • Nikola Drincic
  • Ferreira Ari
  • Anton Khodyrev
  • Pereira Rafael Carioca
  • Pavel Yakovlev
  • Filip Ozobic

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Match Report

McGeady sends Basle crashing Basle led for 75 minutes of their Europa League tie against Spartak Moscow, but failed to add the crucial second goal before Aiden McGeady's 90th-minute equaliser won the tie outright for the hosts. Having been beaten 3-2 at home in the first tie, Basle needed to win by two clear goals and things started well when Scott Chipperfield netted after 15 minutes. The Swiss side could not fashion a second though, meaning their Russian opponents would have progressed on away goals before McGeady secured a 4-3 aggregate victory anyway in the closing moments. Basle had been told to come out all guns blazing by coach Thorsten Fink and within three minutes they had forced a corner, goalkeeper Andrei Dikan punching Fwayo Tembo's inswinger clear. Artem Dzjuba had Spartak's first attempt with a wayward shot from 20 yards, but it was Kirill Kombarov who made Franco Costanzo work with a strike from the edge of the area. Both sides were eager to go for goal and with 11 minutes gone Dikan saved low with his feet from Tembo's driven effort. Four minutes later Basle had their opener. Valentin Stocker was instrumental, turning over possession after a Spartak free-kick and finding Chipperfield, whose shot flew high into the centre of the goal. Dmitri Kombarov twice fired on goal as the hosts looked for an instant reply, while the lively Tembo worked Dikan again soon after. The frenetic pace slowed a little before half-time, though Chipperfield had time to go for a second. After 10 minutes of the second period Basle had a chance to register the all-important second goal when Tembo's corner was met by the head of Genseric Kusunga, but he failed to keep it under the crossbar. Basle were making the running but Spartak, knowing a goal would effectively send them through, still had the occasional sight of goal with Alexander Shyeshukov and Dzjuba both missing the target. In the last 10 minutes Basle were frustrated in their attempts to create and instead Spartak finished strongest. After a couple of near misses the leveller came just into added time, Dzjuba playing in McGeady to slot home from six yards.

possession


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