9 years ago, FC Basel was the last swiss team who managed to survive the first groupe stage of the Champions League, with a 3:3 draw against Liverpool.
Too many years passed since this great moment, this season it was again, my favorite club, FC Basel who had the chance to be part of europes top 16!
Basel played in a strong group (CL Groupe C) agains Benfica Lissabon, Manchester United and the newcomer Otelul Galati.
Yesterday was the final round of the group stage and Basel had to defeat ManU to get into the next round!
Manchester United: De Gea; Smalling, Vidic (43. Evans), Ferdinand, Evra; Park (82. Macheda), Giggs, Jones, Young (64. Welbeck); Nani; Rooney.
FC Basel: Sommer; Steinhöfer, Abraham, Dragovic, Park; Shaqiri (91. Stocker), Granit Xhaka (83. Chipperfield), Cabral, Fabian Frei; Streller, Alex Frei (88. Kusunga).
United fell behind in the ninth minute, when Marco Streller scored for Basel. In the 84th minute it was Alex Frei who shot the second goal!
Phil Jones' goal in the 89th minute is hardly worth being noticed;)
FC Basel 1893 managed to win this game in their own stadium, the St. Jakobs Park, 2:1!!
A young, but very talented swiss team beats the english champion, last years champions league-finalist, the huge Manchester United. United is out of the Champions League at the group stage for only the second time since 1994.
Who is gonna stop us now?!?!
I am looking forward to teams like Bayern München, Inter Mailand, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona or Apoel Nikosia.
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FC Basel 1893