Europa League

October 25, 2012


Videoton FC Fehervar

2 - 1

FC Basel

Group G

17:00 +00:00, October 25, 2012

Sostoi Stadium

Referee: Miroslav Zelinka

Unlucky Schar helps Videoton claim scalp

#INSERT type:image caption: Nermanja Nikolic celebrates after giving Videton the lead against Basel END#

An own goal from Fabian Schar and Marco Caneira's strike helped Videoton claim another Europa League upset victory as Basle were left to rue a woeful start in a 2-1 defeat in Szekesfehervar.

The Hungarians caused a major upset by sweeping aside Group G favourites Sporting Lisbon three weeks ago and they went ahead as early as the third minute here when Schar diverted Alvaro Brachi's cross into his own net.

Caneira's close-range strike half an hour later put the hosts, managed by Paulo Sousa, further in the ascendancy and it was enough for victory, although Schar made slight amends for his earlier mistake with a header that halved the deficit in injury-time.

It proved mere consolation, however, as Videoton remained in second place ahead of Basle opponents and Sporting.

They came flying out of the traps and scored the first goal with their first attack.

Brachi whipped in a delightful right-wing cross to the front post and defender Schar, under pressure from Nermanja Nikolic, could only miscue past goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

The reigning Swiss league champions were then left reeling when Caneira doubled their lead after 33 minutes, the Portuguese defender turning in Adam Gyurcso's ball into the area.

Basle had an excellent chance to get back into the match when Videoton keeper Mladen Bozovic fumbled Marcelo Diaz's strike in the area but the hosts were able to clear their lines.

Mohamed Salah's effort from just outside the area forced Bozovic into a decent save after the interval while Valentin Stocker missed the target from a similar distance.

The visitors were given a lifeline in added-on time when Schar's bullet header from Fabian Frei's corner rocketed into the net but it proved too little, too late.

Scoring Summary

Videoton FC Fehervar FC Basel
Fabian Schar (og 3')Fabian Schar (90')
Caneira (33') 


Videoton FC Fehervar FC Basel
27 Mladen BozovicYann Sommer
CaneiraAleksander Dragovic
2 Alvaro Brachi27 Markus Steinhöfer
3 Paulo Vinicius3 Joo-ho Park
30 Roland Szolnoki16 Fabian Schar
11 Gyorgy SandorDavid Degen
10 Renato Neto14 Valentin Stocker
14 Nikola Mitrovic24 Cabral
20 Balufo Fernandez Walter21 Marcelo Diaz
77 Adam Gyurcso22 Mohamed Salah
17 Nermanja NikolicMarco Streller
12 Tomas TujvelGermano Vailati 18
23 Claudio Bezerra da Silva KakaPhilipp Degen 4
21 Adrian SzekeresKay Voser 15
26 Balazs TothGaston Sauro 26
16 Filipe OliveiraFabian Frei 20
70 Istvan KovacsSimon Grether 19
28 Sandor TorghelleKwang Ryang Pak 35
Balazs Toth for Gyorgy Sandor (73)
Kay Voser for Joo-ho Park (46)
Filipe Oliveira for Adam Gyurcso (79)
Kwang Ryang Pak for Mohamed Salah (57)
Sandor Torghelle for Balufo Fernandez Walter (86)
Fabian Frei for David Degen (72)
Yellow Cards
 Valentin Stocker (79)
 Marco Streller (86)
· Squads: Videoton FC Fehervar | FC Basel