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2 vs 2
Played
April 5, 2013 12:35 AM IST
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ M. Mažić‎
Attendance:‬ 32361‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tottenham 2-2 Basel

Spurs come from behind through Emmanuel Adebayor and Gylfi Sigurdsson to draw at White Hart Lane but are left with plenty to do in the second leg against an impressive Swiss side

By Jamie Dunn at White Hart Lane

  • Brad Friedel
    1
    5
    2.00

    Brad Friedel

    Kept his place and was twice called into action early on by Schar and Streller but left stranded as Stocker opened the scoring and did little to stop Fabian Frei making it 2-0.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    4
    2
    2.00

    Jan Vertonghen

    Drilled a volley from 25 yards just wide but was almost caught short by the pace of Mohamed Salah in the first half. Hit as sweet a volley as you're likely to see but was denied by Sommer. Not the sort of display that the home fans have come to expect.

  • William Gallas
    0
    5
    1.50

    William Gallas

    Survived an early injury scare but was booked for a foul on Streller and nearly allowed Stocker to make it 3-0 before half-time. Forced off before the end with Spurs having already made three changes.

  • Kyle Naughton
    2
    3
    2.00

    Kyle Naughton

    Beaten far too easily for pace by Salah, who was only denied by the woodwork and blundered to allow the midfielder a chance at goal he should have taken.

  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
    1
    4
    2.00

    Benoit Assou-Ekotto

    Made a crucial tackle to deny Salah the chance to make it 3-0 after the restart but was part of a back four which failed to come to terms with Basel early on

  • Aaron Lennon
    1
    2
    2.00

    Aaron Lennon

    Lasted just 22 minutes and was rarely involved before limping off to be replaced by Sigurdsson.

  • Scott Parker
    3
    12
    1.50

    Scott Parker Flop of the Match

    Had the goal at his mercy and should have equalised in the first half but somehow missed unbelievably from close range. Booked for a foul on Salah.

  • Gareth Bale
    3
    7
    2.00

    Gareth Bale

    Showed flashes of fancy footwork and side-footed wide in the first half but was unable to produce the talismanic, blockbuster performance to which Spurs fans have become so used.

  • Lewis Holtby
    4
    3
    2.00

    Lewis Holtby

    Was involved in the melee that perhaps played a part in Parker's unbelievable miss and maybe should have scored himself. Flashed a shot wide before coming off for Dempsey.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    5
    3
    2.00

    Mousa Dembélé

    Tried to gather momentum for Spurs and made several decent passes but was not as instrumental as he would have liked to have been in a game largely dominated by Basel's midfield enterprise.

  • Emmanuel Adebayor
    2
    6
    2.00

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Lucky to get a second bite of the cherry and put Spurs in front by directing Parker's effort in after a comical airshot. Otherwise largely anonymous as he struggled to carve openings or hold up the ball.

Substitutions

  • Michael Dawson
    3
    2
    2.00

    Michael Dawson

    Replaced Benoit Assou-Ekotto as Vertonghen moved to left-back but allowed Salah in on goal far too easily.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    5
    3
    2.00

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Came on for the injured Lennon halfway through the opening 45 minutes and was perhaps fortunate to equalise with his deflected effort.

  • Clint Dempsey
    3
    3

    Clint Dempsey

    Came on for Holtby with less than an hour to play

  • Yann Sommer
    0
    0
    3.00

    Yann Sommer

    Beaten from six yards by the outstretched leg of Adebayor but denied Holtby before Parker's horror miss and made an incredible stop at full stretch to deny Naughton a goal to remember. Helpless as Sigurdsson's effort deflected beyond him.

  • Aleksandar Dragovic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Aleksandar Dragovic

    Played well alongside Schar as Tottenham were rarely allowed in behind the Basel back four.

  • Kay Voser
    0
    0
    2.00

    Kay Voser

    Like Steinhofer, was given little to worry about on the flanks as Spurs attacked largely through the middle to no avail.

  • Fabian Schär
    0
    0
    2.50

    Fabian Schär

    Unlucky to see Sigurdsson's shot deflect off him and beyond Sommer as Spurs equalised. Largely coped well with Adebayor.

  • Markus Steinhöfer
    0
    0
    2.00

    Markus Steinhöfer

    The full-back was rarely troubled on the left hand side as Tottenham lacked width with Lennon limping off and Bale playing in a central position.

  • G. Serey Die
    1
    0
    2.50

    G. Serey Die

    A combative display from the no-nonsense midfielder, who hurried Spurs until being replaced by Cabral.

  • Valentin Stocker
    3
    0
    2.50

    Valentin Stocker

    Notched his third goal of the Europa League campaign with a simple follow-up after Streller's effor struck the post.

  • Fabian Frei
    2
    0
    2.50

    Fabian Frei

    Made no mistake with a header from a corner to put Basel two up. Booked for blocking Dembele early in the second half.

  • Mohamed Salah
    12
    0
    3.50

    Mohamed Salah Top of the Match

    Volleyed over when unmarked inside the box in the opening stages. At the forefront of most of the visitors' productive play and had a hand in the opening goal but curled over with only Friedel to beat. Came off to well-earned applause from the visiting fans.

  • Mohamed El Nenny
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mohamed El Nenny

    Combined well with Salah on ocasion after Sigurdsson shifted to Tottenham's left and proved an important figure in midfield for the visitors.

  • Marco Streller
    3
    0
    3.00

    Marco Streller

    Should have done better with an early chance from close range but shot straight at Friedel. Hit the post from close range after a clever turn but saw the rebound converted by Stocker. Replaced by Zoua in the final 20 minutes.

Substitutions

  • David Degen
    0
    0

    David Degen

    Came on in the closing stages in place of the impressive Salah.

  • Cabral
    0
    0
    2.00

    Cabral

    Came on for the last 35 minutes after being deemed not fit enough to start but slotted back into the side well.

  • Jacques Zoua
    0
    1
    2.00

    Jacques Zoua

    Replaced Streller in the second half but had little time to make an impact.

Results
 
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