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St Jakob Park

Referee: Pavel Kralovec | Attendance: 36000

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FC Basel

  • Fabian Schar 87' PEN

1 - 2



  • Victor Moses 12'
  • David Luiz 90' +4'

    That's it for tonight. Remember you can follow me on Twitter: @dalejohnsonESPN


    So Chelsea in the box seat - and they have never lose a European semi-final match at Stamford Bridge.


    Chelsea deserved to be in front but literally paid the penalty for sitting back - even if Azpilicueta was never at fault for the award of Basel's spot-kick.


    Chelsea take a vital lead back to Stamford Bridge thanks to David Luiz's goal with the last kick of the game. But goalkeeper Sommer will have nightmares for the next seven days.

  • 94'


  • 94'

    Awful, awful goalkeeping as David Luiz goes for the bottom right corner and it goes through Sommer's arms.

  • 94'


  • 94'

    Streller heads away but Stocker brings down Ramires around 25 yards out. Luiz?

  • 93'

    Now Ashley Cole wins a corner.

  • 93'

    Mata's corner finds Ivanovic who heads back across goal, Ramires flicks it on and Sommer somehow makes a point-blank save from a Terry header.

  • 92'

    Corner to Chelsea, Oscar battling against Frei.

  • 92'

    Streller tries to chest down a pass for Degen in the area, cleared by Terry.

  • 91'

    Four added minutes.

  • 90'

    Mata takes the free-kick but it's always going wide and the diving Sommer pulls his arms away.

  • 90'

    Schar takes out Moses just outside the box on the left.

  • 89'

    A scramble up the other end! Torres can't finish a difficult chance after Sommer spilled the ball, it drops down for Oscar who somehow fired over from five yards out!

  • 88'

    Schar is cool as you like, waiting for Cech to move and then slotting the penalty down the other side of the goal.

  • 87'


  • 87'


  • 87'

    For a foul by Azpilicueta. Never a penalty in a million years, the Chelsea man won the ball.

  • 86'


  • 86'

    Diaz's corner is headed away by Luiz, it falls to Frei who sees his shot deflected wide.

  • 86'

    The ball comes back to Basel, Zoua gets to the byline and Cole has to intercept the pass and put it behind for a corner.

  • 85'

    The free-kick is just to the right, almost 30 yards from goal. Diaz takes, Ramires heads away.

  • 85'

    A late challenge from Luiz on Philipp Degen. He went over the top of the ball and caught the Basel man.

  • 84'

    A real scramble in the Chelsea box, Stocker can't get space for a shot and somehow Chelsea get the ball away.

  • 83'

    David Degen trips Luiz from behind - the man who has just come on, and been booked, walks a thin line.

  • 82'

    Mata takes the free-kick, floating a cross to the back post which Ivanovic has to stretch for and cannot direct on target.

  • 81'

    David Degen hauls Mata to the floor, free-kick on the angle of the box.

  • 81'

    Fenerbahce 1-0 Benfica (Korkmaz 71)

  • 81'

    And it's also the end of Lampard as Oscar comes on.

  • 80'

    And that's the end of the night for Salah, who is replaced by David Degen, Philipp's brother.

  • 79'

    Lampard copies Schar by thumping a shot high into the stand.

  • 78'

    Dragovic robs Luiz and brings the ball out from the back. He strides forward and picks a lovely pass for Salah - who has a heavy first touch which allows Cech to come out and claim. Salah should have got a shot off there.

  • 77'

    Salah's control deserted him just as Stocker appeared to have fed him in the area. Goal-kick.

  • 76'

    Now Diaz loses Lampard and moves into the box, he looks to curl a shot right-footed into the top corner but bends it wide of the post.

  • 75'

    Schar blasts an effort way over the bar. Wasteful.

  • 74'

    Just seen a replay and Ramires was being played onside by the right-back. Poor decision from the lino.

  • 73'

    Good play from Mata who ignores a shirt pull to move forward and feed in Ramires - but the flag was up for offside. Torres failed to find the back of the net with Ramires' square ball anyway.

  • 72'

    Juan Mata comes on in place of Hazard.

  • 71'

    A big loss for Basel as Dragovic is booked for a two-footed tackle on Torres - and he is out of the second leg too. It could have been a red actually.

  • 70'

    Frei feeds in Zoua but Terry stands firm to block the cross.

  • 69'

    Ashley Cole is booked for timewasting and he is suspended for the second leg. Timely.

  • 68'

    Frei smashes a shot from 25 yards out but it bends away from Cech's goal and a few yards wide.

  • 67'

    Bit of panic in the Chelsea box after a good run and ball by Degen, but no Basel man can get control of the ball and Chelsea can clear.

  • 66'

    Zoua replaces Elneny

  • 65'

    Salah tries to feed in Streller, but the flag is up for offside.

  • 64'

    Park's cross is cut out well by Ivanovic.

  • 63'

    Chelsea taking their time over all set-pieces now, running down the clock.

  • 62'

    Foul against Moses for a push on a defender.

  • 61'

    Diaz comes on for Die in midfield.

  • 60'

    Lampard takes the corner, Dragovic clears.

  • 60'

    Straight up the other end and Torres wins the corner.

  • 59'

    Elneny takes the corner from the left, Cech claws and it but misses the ball completely - Streller is not expecting that and fails to capitalise, the ball glancing off his head and out for a goal-kick.

  • 58'

    Stocker's cross hits Luiz's instep and goes behind for a corner.

  • 57'

    Awful pass from Stocker trying to find Degen, fired straight out for a goal-kick.

  • 56'

    Shot from Die skips harmlessly five yards wide of the left post.

  • 55'

    .....but Torrres' left-footed shot crashes back off the inside of the post and comes back out. So unlucky for the luckless Spaniard.

  • 54'

    Wonedrful play from Hazard who rides an awful challenge by Schar just outside to box to get to the byline to cut a pass back for Torres.....

  • 53'

    Moses tries to get past Degen but runs the ball out of play for a throw.

  • 52'

    If you are wondering why Demba Ba is not in the squad, he is ineligible after playing for Newcastle in the competition's group stage.

  • 51'

    Hazard is down in a heap after he seemed to intercept a pass - Schar appeared to drag a foot down Hazard's shinpad but no foul was given.

  • 50'

    Better start to the second half from the home side.

  • 49'

    Stocker takes a one-two off Streller, he seems to be stumbling but has enough space to get off the shot ... and it comes back off the left hand post.

  • 48'

    Hazard breaks forward well from the left, he skips across the edge of the box but is tracked well before a defender robs him of the ball.

  • 47'

    Free-kick to Basel, foul by Ramires on Park.

  • 46'

    And we're off in the second half.


    Join me for the second half. And remember you can follow me on Twitter too: @dalejohnsonESPN


    If anything perhaps Chelsea maybe should have pushed on for a second goal. A two-goal win tonight will surely put them on the plane to Amsterdam.


    Chelsea can feel very happy with their first half, Basel have offered very little threat.

  • 46'

    And that's half-time.

  • 46'

    One minute to be added on.

  • 45'

    Straight away good play from Moses puts Hazard through on goal. The Belgian's first touch is awful which forces a rushed shot, and he drags it well wide of the goal. That should have been 0-2.

  • 44'

    Torres has the chance to break through - and misses the ball. It runs for Azpilicueta out wide and his cross finds Torres. Torres tries the acrobatic finish - and missed the ball. Hazard collects and fires miles over.

  • 43'

    Park looks for Stocker just inside the area but Ramires intercepts and puts it into touch.

  • 42'

    Opta Stat: Victor Moses has averaged a goal (4 in total) every 110 minutes in Europe this season, the best rate of any Chelsea player.

  • 41'

    Victor Moses and Chelsea celebrate

  • 40'

    Park looks to run onto a pass from Streller, Lampard has tracked the run and makes sure the ball goes out for a goal-kick.

  • 39'

    Streller is penalised for a foul on Terry, who is in a bit of pain after being caught by Schar when landing on the deck. He's made of tough stuff though is the Chelsea skipper.

  • 38'

    Luiz is very lucky to get a free-kick for holding by Elneny after losing possession just inside the Basel half.

  • 37'

    Foul by Park and Hazard has a free-kick on the right. The delivery is poor and fails to beat the first man.

  • 36'

    Good play from Chelsea as Moses works a pass to Lampard, who in turn finds Ramires. He turns and gets a shot off and forces a superb one-handed save from Sommer.

  • 35'

    Die screams in frustration after being penalised for a block on Luiz on the halfway line.

  • 34'

    Sommer goes down to his right to save and hold a shot from Torres.

  • 33'

    Salah stands up a cross from the right and this time it is Cech who can hold onto the ball.

  • 32'

    Lampard takes the corner again, Sommer claims the ball once more but this time the whistle goes for a foul on the keeper by Ivanovic.

  • 31'

    Hazard feeds Torres into the area on the right, the striker cuts back inside for the shot but over-runs the ball. He has to settle for the corner after stretching for the shot.

  • 30'

    Chelsea will be happy with the way the first half hour has gone. Basel have not been allowed to build up any head of steam and Rafa has an away goal.

  • 29'

    Strawberries and Dream: Roger Federer watches his team in action.

  • 29'

    Swiss tennis star and Basel fan Roger Federer is at the game tonight, Chelsea have already put the ball into the net and will be looking to ace this match.

  • 28'

    A good bit of pressure from Basel, but Degen's cross goes out for a goal-kick off the post with Cech firmly in guard mode.

  • 27'

    Lampard takes again, Sommer gets his fist to the ball first to help it our for a throw.

  • 26'

    Good purposeful run from Moses and he wins a corner.

  • 25'

    Great ball from Streller in to Stocker arriving at the back post - but Stocker cannot make a connection with this right.

  • 24'

    Terry heads Stocker's corner to safety, and the ball back ito the area goes out for a goal-kick.

  • 23'

    Ashley Cole deflects a poor cross from Degen onto the roof of his own net. Corner.

  • 22'

    Foul by Die on Hazard, free-kick in the Chelsea half.

  • 21'

    Awful effort from Elneny, ballooned well over from 25 yards out.

  • 20'

    Stocker was asking for a penalty for a foul by Ivanovic in that move, never getting it.

  • 19'

    Stocker gets inside Ivanovic and squares a pass for Salah - he fails to get any true contact on his effort and Cech collects.

  • 18'

    Basel are unable to work the corner effectively and Moses comes away with the ball.

  • 17'

    Great strike from Schar whose slightly deflected effort is tipped over the bar by Cech.

  • 16'

    Streller wins a free-kick off Ivanovic for a tug on his shirt. Free-kick 25 yards out in a central position.

  • 15'

    Hazard feeds in Torres and the Spaniard tries to nip past two defenders and is a little unlucky not to get the rub of the green - the ball eventually ends up with Sommer.

  • 14'

    So a crucial away goal for Chelsea.

  • 13'

    Lampard plays the corner in from the right, Ivanovic misses his header, the ball hits Moses in the face and it bounces perfectly over the man on the line into the top left-hand corner of the net.

  • 12'


  • 11'

    Great ball from Azpilicueta, Lampard meets it at the near post and Sommer is forced to paw it behind.

  • 10'

    Liverpool fans will of course fondly remember Philipp Degen and the seven Premier League appearances he made in three years before moving to Basel on a free transfer.

  • 9'

    It's been a very tentative start to this match.

  • 8'

    Lampard takes the corner but finds the gloves of Sommer.

  • 7'

    Dragovic heads Moses' cross behind for a corner.

  • 6'

    Azpilicueta crosses into the box, but it's poor and easy for the Basel defence to clear.

  • 5'

    Elneny takes the corner short, receives the return and looks for a curling pass to the far post - it's overhit and Cech has to guide it out to make sure it doesn't dip under his crossbar. Goalkick.

  • 4'

    Stocker wins a corner, his cross hitting Ramires and going behind.

  • 3'

    Degen tries to get down the side of Cole but the ball runs out of play for a Chelsea throw.

  • 2'

    Torres robbed on the ball by Frei - the masked striker looks perplexed no foul was given.

  • 1'

    Chelsea kick-off.


    The opposing players shake hands. John Terry included.


    Opta Stat: Basel are unbeaten in their last eight home games in Europe, winning six and drawing two.


    Basel fans in fine voice as the players exit the tunnel, a huge flag covering one side of the ground.


    Another interesting fact. Hotels are at a premium in Basel tonight as there is a clock and watch makers convention. Some are having to stay in Zurich. That is not a joke.


    Hearing there are a few scouts in Switzerland from Premier League clubs. Marco Streller could be on the watch list (Swiss = watch list = funny)


    Join Dale Johnson for live commentary. And remember you can follow him on Twitter too: @dalejohnsonESPN


    Ryan Bertrand, Oscar, Juan Mata and John Obi Mikel drop to the bench, while Swiss champions Basel field the same starting XI which began the second leg with Tottenham.


    Ashley Cole returns from a hamstring injury and John Terry starts in defence. Frank Lampard is back in midfield, with David Luiz alongside him. Victor Moses also starts in a side showing four changes following last weekend's draw at Liverpool.


    Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Luiz, Hazard, Ramires, Lampard, Moses, Torres.


    Basel: Sommer, Philipp Degen, Schar, Dragovic, Park, Fabian Frei, Salah, El-Nenny, Die, Stocker, Streller.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • FC Basel

  • 13(3)

  • -

  • 13

  • 58%


  • Chelsea

  • 14(7)

  • -

  • 9


POS No Name


1 Petr Cech


2 Branislav Ivanovic


3 Ashley Cole


4 David Luiz


26 John Terry


28 César Azpilicueta


7 Ramires


8 Frank Lampard
11 Oscar


13 Victor Moses


17 Eden Hazard
10 Juan Mata


9 Fernando Torres
POS No Name
G 22 Ross Turnbull
D 24 Gary Cahill
D 34 Ryan Bertrand
M 10 Juan Mata
M 11 Oscar
M 12 John Mikel Obi
M 30 Yossi Benayoun

Match Stats

  • FC Basel
  • Chelsea
13(3) Shots (on goal) 14(7)
13 Fouls 9
8 Corner kicks 8
3 Offsides 1
58% Time of Possession 42%
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
9 Saves 5