Thursday April 11, 2013 Quarter-final Finished Sankt Jakob-Park

FC Basel 2 - 2
(4 - 1)
Tottenham Hotspur

  • Salah 27’
  • Dragovic 49’
  • Dempsey 23’, 82’

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    • FC Basel
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • - So that ends Spurs' European run, Basel get to the semis of a European competition for the first time. What's Romansh for 'chapeau'?
    • - PENS: BASEL 4-1 SPURS - Diaz can make himself a hero now... AND HE DOES! ROOF OF THE NET, BASEL THROUGH, SPURS OUT!
    • - PENS: BASEL 3-1 SPURS - Adebayor for Spurs... AND HE BLASTS IT MILES OVER!
    • - PENS: BASEL 3-1 SPURS - Fabian Frei now for Basel... and he rams it top right with Friedel going left.
    • - PENS: BASEL 2-1 SPURS - Sigurdsson next for Spurs and he drives it into the roof of the net. Sommer went too early.
    • - PENS: BASEL 2-0 SPURS - Streller next for Basel... rolled into the left with Friedel sent the wrong way.
    • - PENS: BASEL 1-0 SPURS - Huddlestone to take Spurs' opener... WHAT A SAVE BY SOMMER! Flew to the left to strong-arm it away! Decent penalty but not quite far enough to the corner!
    • - PENS: BASEL 1-0 SPURS - The first penalty is Basel's, Schaer.... bottom right, cool finish.
    • 120+1 El-Neny on the ball, wide to Streller but Walker slides in and it goes to penalties!!
    • 120' Great tackle by Walker on Steinhofer after he was played through down the left. One minute added time...
    • 119' Adebayor brings the ball away, he goes on a lolloping run, beating one man, and another but the glory shone too bright in his eyes - he should have passed it to Sigurdsson! Basel clear, counter and Frei is in down the left but his cross is too close to Friedel.
    • 118' Another corner to Basel, which Frei will take... nodded away by Dawson, who takes an age to get up.
    • 117' Park gives chase but Steinhofer's ball is too heavy for him.
    • 116' Assou-Ekotto gets forward to win a throw. Some respite for Spurs, who are playing for penalties.
    • 115' Steinhofer wide to Park, inside to Streller, who finds Park again as Basel probe for a winner but Steinhofer's shot is blocked by Dawson.
    • 114' Diaz gets the better of Walker, fantastic cross and in flies Streller but he misses it and Carroll hacks it away from Frei at the far post!
    • 113' Frei swings over the corner but it lands behind the far post and the whistle has gone anyway.
    • 112' That would have been a dream entrance as Frei races in down the left, but his finish is blocked for a corner! What a block by Dawson!
    • 111' BASEL SUB: Salah gets a standing ovation as he comes off, with Frei given one as he comes on.
    • 110' Streller gives it away. Not just Spurs who are tired - Salah looks exhausted too.
    • 109' Alex Frei is warming up, the 33-year-old Swiss striking legend who will retire as soon as Basel's Europa League campaign ends. He will become Luzern boss as soon as this run is over.
    • 107' Free-kick to Spurs on the right but Basel manage to get that clear.
    • 106' The second period of E.T. starts. Basel on the offensive...
    • 105+1 Half-time in extra-time and it's still 2-2.
    • 105' Diaz cuts inside Carroll and unleashes a left-foot drive that spins wide of a diving Friedel and the post!
    • 104' Good delivery by Huddlestone and Dawson flicks it on but into the arms of Sommer!
    • 103' Actually El-Neny was booked for an earlier foul in the build-up, a cynical tug on Sigurdsson.
    • 102' Adebayor is chopped down and El-Neny is booked. He was set to turn and free Dempsey.
    • 100' Spurs have a corner on the right. Sigurdsson to take, cleared though and Spurs have to start again back with Friedel.
    • 99' Steinhofer swings the ball in but Streller's touch takes it into Friedel's arms.
    • 98' Replay shows Friedel didn't get a touch on that. Fantastic effort from the Egyptian.
    • 97' Steinhofer finds El-Neny, who hits one from range and a smart save from a flying Friedel hits the post!!
    • 96' Dawson with a brave header as Streller flew in but the flag was up anyway.
    • 94' Dempsey draws a foul off Park. Clever play from the American as his side came under pressure.
    • 92' Spurs have everyone behind the ball now as they seek to soak up the inevitable pressure from Basel.
    • 91' The first half of extra-time is underway.
    • 90+4 So, a free-kick to Basel and Dragovic sends it well over. 2-2, 4-4 and we have extra time!
    • 90+4 Streller is booked as is Walker for the scuffle. Assou-Ekotto clipped Streller's ankle but Spurs were furious at his laboured fall.
    • 90+3 Diaz swings one in, it falls for Steinhofer but his shot is blocked by Huddlestone. Assou-Ekotto commits a foul on the edge of the box and it all kicks off! Basel are furious, Spurs are furious!
    • 90+2 Basel have immediately widened the pitch, as one should against 10 men. This will be a long 30 mins for Spurs...
    • 90+1 Diaz sends Salah away and he wins a corner off Walker. No, a throw. Taken short...
    • 90' Three minutes added time played as Diaz sends the free-kick well over.
    • 89' Salah sends Streller through and he's taken down by Vertonghen, who is rightly sent off, last man.
    • 88' Dempsey releases Adebayor but he is just offside! So close, good call though.
    • 87' Poor header from Dragovic lands for Sigurdsson and Spurs could be in here. Now Walker drills a low ball across the face of goal, deflected and it could go anywhere but lands inches away from Dempsey! Great block by Park!
    • 86' Assou-Ekotto almost releases Sigurdsson but El-Neny brings it clear.
    • 85' A Spurs move comes to an end and Degen leads a counter, but his pass to Streller is underhit.
    • 84' Streller aims a looping header on goal but well-held by Friedel.
    • 83' Salah almost gets in but a good challenge by Walker saves the day.
    • 82' GOAL SPURS! Huddlestone swings in a free-kick that is initially cleared. The ball is sent back into the box and it goes in! Dempsey pokes it in off the keeper after the Basel defence goes to pieces, stepping up in unison but a second late!
    • 81' Lovely first touch and gliding pass from Huddlestone wide to Walker, but Sigurdsson spoils it with a wild shot well over the bar.
    • 80' Carroll frees Sigurdsson on the left and he goes on a mazy run inside only to have it cleared by Schaer.
    • 79' SPURS SUB: Naughton is replaced by Assou-Ekotto. Both have been given a bit of a going over by Salah over the two legs.
    • 78' SPURS SUB: Huddlestone comes on for Parker. That is an awful hairdo.
    • 77' Salah could be in here but Walker gets back to clear. Now Diaz has a pop from range but straight at Friedel.
    • 76' Spurs let another promising move slide as Naughton overhits a ball to Adebayor.
    • 75' Schaer goes on a run from the back but Naughton tackles him. Schaer is furious but there was no foul.
    • 74' Promising for Spurs again as Walker is sent away down the right but his cross is dreadful.
    • 73' Corner to Spurs on the right, Sigurdsson to take AND DAWSON FLIES IN but Sommer parries!
    • 72' Dempsey is caught offside when there was no excuse and another Spurs attack breaks down frustratingly.
    • 71' Adebayor with a surging run down the left but he can't complete the one-two with Carroll and Basel clear.
    • 70' BASEL SUB: Stocker is replaced by Steinhofer. Playmaker off, defender on.
    • 69' El-Neny with a super tackle and pass to release Streller but Vertonghen tracks back to win it back with a similar challenge.
    • 68' Spurs now probing away with Basel sitting deeper and deeper. The move finally breaks down as Dawson plays a poor pass down the left, out of play when Sigurdsson was free.
    • 67' Carroll to Adebayor but the pass is cleared, still with Spurs though as Carroll again turns but he races up a blind alley, doing well just to win a throw.
    • 66' El-Neny with a long-range drive and it swerves ahead of the diving Friedel, who punches clear!
    • 65' Sigurdsson is furious at a perceived lack of support after he chased and won a lost cause down the left.
    • 64' Salah in loads of space on the right but he is a converted forward so the pass for Streller is not up to scratch. Lucky escape!
    • 62' Nice turn by Dempsey but his lob goes well wide, initially staying in before rolling out despite the best attentions of Sigurdsson.
    • 61' El-Neny is fouled by a sliding Sigurdsson, free-kick Basel.
    • 60' Sigurdsson strays offside after good hold-up play by Adebayor.
    • 59' SPURS SUB: Dembele makes way for Carroll.
    • 58' BASEL SUB: Diaz on for Die.
    • 57' Die is booked for preventing Parker taking a quick free-kick after fouling the England midfielder.
    • 56' INCHES WIDE BY DRAGOVIC! Friedel rooted to the spot as the Austria defender flicked Stocker's free-kick to the top right!
    • 55' Corner to Spurs on the left as Sigurdsson shows good skill. He takes it too, Sommer flapping but punching as far as Naughton, whose shot is blocked.
    • 54' SIDE NETTING BY ADEBAYOR! Fantastic through-ball from Holtby but the Togolese is at a tightish angle and can't get it on target.
    • 53' Salah finds Die in the box but Dawson and Vertonghen combine to clear before Parker is fouled.
    • 52' Vertonghen and Walker are over this free-kick, which is a touch to the left, and it's a terrible effort from Sigurdsson in the end, well off target.
    • 51' Dempsey is booked for dissent after earning a free-kick off Stocker. Pointless.
    • 50' Sigurdsson with a cross aimed for Adebayor, Park getting there first to nod behind but it's a free-kick not a corner as the Korean was fouled.
    • 49' GOAL BASEL! The corner from Stocker causes a scramble, Friedel saving well from Schaer, and it's poked home by Dragovic! He makes up for that error earlier with a goal!
    • 48' Adebayor wins a corner off Degen on the Spurs left. Basel clear and the counter through Streller, who reaches a Basel pass with Dawson, the loose ball springing up to Stocker who finds Walker in his way on the line! Corner.
    • 47' Die caught Dawson in that move but he seems all right.
    • 46' The second half is underway and Basel immediately swarm forward, but Die loses control of his path.
    • 45+2 The corner is swung in by Stocker but Spurs clear and it's half-time. 1-1, 3-3 on aggregate, Basel lead on away goals.
    • 45+1 Four Basel men over this free-kick... Die, Frei, Stocker and one other as the ref marks the 10 yards. Terrible effort from Frei in the end, weak and well wide. Took a touch off a Spurs man so a coner.
    • 45' Stocker on the run and he is chopped down by Dembele on the edge of the D. A booking and a free-kick in a dangerous spot... One minute added on, last kick of the half now...
    • 45' A ball from Sigurdsson is only half cleared but it lands behind Adebayor, who can't shoot but keeps it alive... Now Naughton overlaps from the left but his low shot is straight at Sommer.
    • 44' Streller hits the byline but waits too long before hitting the cut-back, which is well beyond the arriving Salah.
    • 43' A Basel player has gone down, looks like Degen jarred his knee tackling Holtby.
    • 42' El-Neny, another Egyptian, strokes it wide to Frei as Basel start to find more possession, although I do prefer them on the break.
    • 41' Salah shows just how quick he is by beating Walker in a foot-race to a ball down the left. Nothing comes of it as Dawson covers well.
    • 40' Stocker with a crossfield pass but even the speedy Salah can't reach that.
    • 39' The referee has had enough of the late challenges as Naughton is booked for a check on Salah.
    • 38' Park is down holding his face after colliding with Walker. Total accident as the Korean made a good tackle.
    • 37' Now Adebayor is in on the left but he elects to shoot from an angle when the pass was on! Easy for Sommer in the end.
    • 36' Naughton on the left, his cross lands for Adebayor, flicked to Dempsey but the shot is saved and the loose ball lands just behind a volleying Sigurdsson!
    • 35' You kind of got the feeling Spurs would need to score at least twice tonight, and that has not changed. The visitors return to their passing groove...
    • 34' Spurs almost punished for that as their short freekick flops, Stocker should have been in but a poor touch saw the ball roll out.
    • 33' Spurs have a free-kick on the left, which they take an age over before playing it short and backwards.
    • 31' SHOULD HAVE BEEN TWO! Streller just had to roll it across to an unmarked Salah but he delayed and Walker got back brilliantly!
    • 30' Corner to Spurs now but Dempsey is unable to put his header past Sommer.
    • 28' ALMOST A SECOND FOR SALAH! His pace is quite something as he spins away from Vertonghen and Dawson, but Walker is just as quick and gets a toe on it, the ricochet claimed by a thankful Friedel.
    • 27' Streller played Salah in after a Dembele pass was intercepted - a lucky break for Basel as it was a loose ball that did for Spurs.
    • 26' GOAL BASEL! Mohamed Salah rifles it past Friedel after a fine first touch took him clear of the defence!
    • 25' Streller could be in here but he fails to get the shot away. Now Dempsey has gone down... He's okay it seems.
    • 24' Deary me, Dragovic slid in to intercept the pass but it went straight through him, a bizarre mis-kick. Easy for Dempsey once he rounded Sommer.
    • 23' GOAL TOTTENHAM! Dempsey rounds the keeper and rolls it home after a dreadful error from Dragovic, who failed to clear a poor Vertonghen pass!
    • 22' Naughton is as comfortable defending on the left as the right but he is less of an attacking threat, showing it as he elects to lump clear instead of play it out.
    • 20' A bit scrappy now. It's a somewhat muted atmosphere on the pitch, even if the Basel and visiting Spurs fans are in decent voice.
    • 18' Basel have a free-kick on the right. Stocker picks it up on the wing but he's dispossessed by Naughton and Spurs clear.
    • 17' Almost a shaky backpass from Walker but Friedel has it covered with Stocker lurking.
    • 16' Sigurdsson wins the ball on the left wing, cutting inside and shooting but sending it miles over.
    • 15' Stocker is taken down by Dawson as he went on a surging run through the middle. Free-kick but not a booking.
    • 14' Holtby with a clever pass to release Adebayor, but the Togo striker went too early.
    • 13' Salah has an opportunity to send Park clear but his pass is underhit and Vertonghen clears.
    • 12' Streller looks wide to Stocker, decent cross AND SALAH ON THE VOLLEY but the Egyptian puts it over from the edge of the box.
    • 11' Spurs now looking to dominate possession as Basel sit deeper and deeper. The danger on the break is clear though - Spurs were punished repeatedly at White Hart Lane.
    • 10' Dempsey shoves the left-back Park and Basel have a free-kick.
    • 9' Dempsey now with an effort from range but that's well wide.
    • 8' Actually it's more central than that so Vertonghen shoots, but it's weak and low into the wall.
    • 7' Walker combines with Adebayor and is brought down by a Dragovic lunge. Free-kick on the right wing....
    • 6' Naughton is brought down on the Spurs left. Fairly cagey start from the visitors.
    • 4' Spurs play it short as they work their way upfield, although the move breaks down as Adebayor is challenged.
    • 3' Taken short to Schaer but he drives the low shot well wide.
    • 2' Free-kick to Basel early on, Parker with a foul on Stocker, around 30 yards out....
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 20:00 The teams are led out on pitch as kick off nears. Spurs need to score so it will be an interesting start! Still tipping it down with rain.
    • 19:55 @justinsmyth1: "has to be a spurs win 2-1. Dembele to score the winner in the 85th minute! #nailbiter #coys" - send me your predictions on @Reda_Eurosport. Twitter
    • 19:50 It's absolutely tipping it down around St. Jakob-Park. That doesn't necessarily mean anything, both sides more than capable of playing in heavy rain.
    • 19:45 Those little stats don't make for good reading if you're a Spurs fan! However, we must remember that Spurs have in theory the better team. They just need to win - can they do it without Bale? Let me know your predictions on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport. Follow on Twitter!
    • 19:40 SPURS FACTS: Tottenham have scored in nine of their last 10 Europa League games, but have also conceded in eight of these. Spurs have won just one of their last nine games away from home in European competition (W1 D5 L3). Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored six goals in his last 10 appearances for club and country; including a goal in each of his last two competitive appearances for Spurs.
    • 19:40 BASEL FACTS: The Swiss side have conceded only four goals in total in their last eight Europa League matches; but two of these came in the first leg of this tie. Excluding qualifiers, FC Basel have won just two of their 14 matches against English sides in Europe. Basel have not lost a competitive home match since August 23rd 2012, winning 12 of their 15 matches at St. Jakob-Park (D3).
    • 19:35 Andre Villas-Boas: "We will have to play with ambition and motivation, and we'll need to be as focused as Basel were last week. We need great organisation; we have to give them a lot of credit for their organisation. The players and coach, everyone did what he was supposed to. Basel are an attacking team and so are we, so we can expect some goals."
    • 19:35 Murat Yakin: "I don't think the players will start the match thinking a draw will be enough; we will put pressure on the opposition in order to create chances, as we have done all season."
    • 19:30 Spurs are, of course, without the injured Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe and Aaron Lennon, meaning both Clint Dempsey and Gylfi Sigurdsson start in support of Emmanuel Adebayor. England right-back Kyle Walker returns to the defence, meaning Kyle Naughton switches to left-back and Benoit Assou-Ekotto drops to the bench. Michael Dawson also starts, in place of the injured William Gallas.
    • 19:30 Basel resist the urge to revert to two strikers. with Alexander Frei on the bench as Marco Streller continues to lead the line. South Korea left-back Park Joo-Ho and Chile midfielder Marcelo Diaz are back from suspension, the former starting and latter on the bench, while former Liverpool right-back Philipp Degen is fit again and starts. Midfielder Cabral stays on the bench despite impressing as a sub in London.
    • 19:25 TEAMS - Basel: Sommer, P.Degen, Schaer, Dragovic, Park, F.Frei, Salah, Serey Die, El-Neny, Stocker, Streller; Subs: Vailati, Sauro, Steinhoefer, D.Degen, Diaz, Cabral, A.Frei /// Spurs: Friedel, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Naughton, Parker; Dempsey, Dembele, Holtby, Sigurdsson, Adebayor; Subs: Lloris, Assou-Ekotto, Caulker, Carroll, Huddlestone, Livermore, Coulthirst
    • 19:20 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Europa League quarter-final second leg between FC Basel and Tottenham, in Switzerland, 2-2 from the first leg. Kick off at 8.05pm UK.
  • Summary

    • - PENS: BASEL 4-1 SPURS - Diaz can make himself a hero now... AND HE DOES! ROOF OF THE NET, BASEL THROUGH, SPURS OUT!
    • - PENS: BASEL 3-1 SPURS - Adebayor for Spurs... AND HE BLASTS IT MILES OVER!
    • - PENS: BASEL 3-1 SPURS - Fabian Frei now for Basel... and he rams it top right with Friedel going left.
    • - PENS: BASEL 2-1 SPURS - Sigurdsson next for Spurs and he drives it into the roof of the net. Sommer went too early.
    • - PENS: BASEL 2-0 SPURS - Streller next for Basel... rolled into the left with Friedel sent the wrong way.
    • - PENS: BASEL 1-0 SPURS - Huddlestone to take Spurs' opener... WHAT A SAVE BY SOMMER! Flew to the left to strong-arm it away! Decent penalty but not quite far enough to the corner!
    • - PENS: BASEL 1-0 SPURS - The first penalty is Basel's, Schaer.... bottom right, cool finish.
    • 114' Diaz gets the better of Walker, fantastic cross and in flies Streller but he misses it and Carroll hacks it away from Frei at the far post!
    • 112' That would have been a dream entrance as Frei races in down the left, but his finish is blocked for a corner! What a block by Dawson!
    • 105' Diaz cuts inside Carroll and unleashes a left-foot drive that spins wide of a diving Friedel and the post!
    • 104' Good delivery by Huddlestone and Dawson flicks it on but into the arms of Sommer!
    • 97' Steinhofer finds El-Neny, who hits one from range and a smart save from a flying Friedel hits the post!!
    • 90+3 Diaz swings one in, it falls for Steinhofer but his shot is blocked by Huddlestone. Assou-Ekotto commits a foul on the edge of the box and it all kicks off! Basel are furious, Spurs are furious!
    • 89' Salah sends Streller through and he's taken down by Vertonghen, who is rightly sent off, last man.
    • 87' Poor header from Dragovic lands for Sigurdsson and Spurs could be in here. Now Walker drills a low ball across the face of goal, deflected and it could go anywhere but lands inches away from Dempsey! Great block by Park!
    • 82' GOAL SPURS! Huddlestone swings in a free-kick that is initially cleared. The ball is sent back into the box and it goes in! Dempsey pokes it in off the keeper after the Basel defence goes to pieces, stepping up in unison but a second late!
    • 73' Corner to Spurs on the right, Sigurdsson to take AND DAWSON FLIES IN but Sommer parries!
    • 66' El-Neny with a long-range drive and it swerves ahead of the diving Friedel, who punches clear!
    • 64' Salah in loads of space on the right but he is a converted forward so the pass for Streller is not up to scratch. Lucky escape!
    • 56' INCHES WIDE BY DRAGOVIC! Friedel rooted to the spot as the Austria defender flicked Stocker's free-kick to the top right!
    • 54' SIDE NETTING BY ADEBAYOR! Fantastic through-ball from Holtby but the Togolese is at a tightish angle and can't get it on target.
    • 49' GOAL BASEL! The corner from Stocker causes a scramble, Friedel saving well from Schaer, and it's poked home by Dragovic! He makes up for that error earlier with a goal!
    • 48' Adebayor wins a corner off Degen on the Spurs left. Basel clear and the counter through Streller, who reaches a Basel pass with Dawson, the loose ball springing up to Stocker who finds Walker in his way on the line! Corner.
    • 37' Now Adebayor is in on the left but he elects to shoot from an angle when the pass was on! Easy for Sommer in the end.
    • 36' Naughton on the left, his cross lands for Adebayor, flicked to Dempsey but the shot is saved and the loose ball lands just behind a volleying Sigurdsson!
    • 31' SHOULD HAVE BEEN TWO! Streller just had to roll it across to an unmarked Salah but he delayed and Walker got back brilliantly!
    • 28' ALMOST A SECOND FOR SALAH! His pace is quite something as he spins away from Vertonghen and Dawson, but Walker is just as quick and gets a toe on it, the ricochet claimed by a thankful Friedel.
    • 26' GOAL BASEL! Mohamed Salah rifles it past Friedel after a fine first touch took him clear of the defence!
    • 23' GOAL TOTTENHAM! Dempsey rounds the keeper and rolls it home after a dreadful error from Dragovic, who failed to clear a poor Vertonghen pass!
    • 19:25 TEAMS - Basel: Sommer, P.Degen, Schaer, Dragovic, Park, F.Frei, Salah, Serey Die, El-Neny, Stocker, Streller; Subs: Vailati, Sauro, Steinhoefer, D.Degen, Diaz, Cabral, A.Frei /// Spurs: Friedel, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Naughton, Parker; Dempsey, Dembele, Holtby, Sigurdsson, Adebayor; Subs: Lloris, Assou-Ekotto, Caulker, Carroll, Huddlestone, Livermore, Coulthirst

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