Basel Vs Chelsea Highlights:St.Jackob-Park witnessed Chelsea and Basel battling it out in their 1rst leg of the Europa League semifinals. ‘’The Blues’’ came out strong at the very last minute with a late goal from Luiz which edges Chelsea ahead in the scoreboard by the minimum.
1-2 was the final score as the Premier League team snatch a slight advantage before going into their 2nd and last match.
Now getting into the actual game and Basel implanted a quick but precise passing system which involved making full use of both wings, not only that but also pressing upfront trying to close down the space from Rafael Benitez’players.
The goalless stalemate did not last very long as Chelsea took the lead at the 12th minute. Despite not making the best of performances they still managed to score the opening goal.
Victor Moses connected with a corner which was launched by Frank Lampard and headed it home.
Basel still had the upper hand in terms of possession and control of the pitch up until the finalization of the 1rst half but they did lack the effectiveness needed to score any goals.
The hosts found their long searched equalizer in the last few minutes of the encounter when the referee gave away a penalty kick to Basel which was taken by Fabian Schar as he blasted it past Petr Cech.
Chelsea continued pushing on forward in the attack with everything they had available and in the last breath of the match David Luiz edged out the last goal.