The Steaua shot-stopper was reliable when called upon and made several smart saves but was let down by his defence for Diaz's opener.
He produced an effective attacking outlet on the overlap and his willingness to push forward and get crosses into the box made him one of Steaua's standout performers.
Was determined to get forward to assist the attack but his error gifted possession to the opposition, leading to the opener.
The Polish defender produced an assured display. He was dominant in the air and dealt well with the threat of Salah.
Had a good understanding with Szukala but was often outdone by the pace of the Basel attack.
The captain led by example with a determined performance, epitomised by his tough tackling which helped to break up the opposition attacks.
Gave good protection to the back four but was sacrificed by Reghecampf as Steaua went in search of the equaliser.
The Steaua No.10 proved a handful to mark with his quick footwork and neat dribbling skills. He was a constant threat down the left and he tested Sommer on several occasions.
The midfielder got into some promising attacking positions but his final ball and shooting was often disappointing, forcing him to be substituted.
Adrian Popa I
The winger caused Voser problems with his pace down the right and it was his teasing cross which set up Tatu's late equaliser.
The on-loan Sampdoria striker chased down every loose ball but he could not find a way past the Basel defence and was consequently replaced at the break.
The young shot-stopper produced some great stops to help keep his side in front but he could do nothing to prevent Tatu's late equaliser.
The Bulgarian centre-half was desperately unlucky not to open the scoring when his close range effort was excellently cleared off the line.
The Swedish left-back got into some wonderful attacking positions and was a threat down the left, despite often failing to make the correct decision in the final third.
He was often exposed by Tamase down the right side and his luck did not change when he switched to the opposite flank as he allowed Popa to get clear down the wing to cross for Steaua's equaliser.
The rugged centre-half produced a solid defensive display and his aerial prowess helped to diffuse a number of opposition attacks.
Marked his return to the side with Basel's only goal as he curled a beautiful first-time effort into the top corner from the edge of the box.
He was important in starting Basel attacks from deep inside his own half and he rarely conceded possession.
The attacker produced some fine link-up play and came the close to scoring the opener when his deflected effort hit the underside of the crossbar.
G. Serey Die
His energy and effective breaking up of opposition attacks helped Basel to dominate the midfield for long periods.
The Egypt international looked to cause problems with his pace but on the whole, he was well contained by the Steaua defence.
Seized on Latovlevici's error instantly to set up Diaz for the goal and his movement made him a constant threat. Should perhaps have scored when sent clean through in the first half.
The midfielder added energy from the bench and he helped to spring attacks from deep.
The Greek striker was thrown on at half-time but like Piovaccari, he struggled to test the Basel defence.
The Brazilian missed a golden opportunity to pull Steaua level but redeemed himself late on as his brilliantly-timed run and volley salvaged a point.