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October 23, 2013 12:15 AM IST
Arena Naţională — Bucureşti
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Player Ratings: Steaua Bucharest 1-1 Basel

Goal rates every player as Leandro Tatu's late equaliser denied the Swiss champions a crucial three points after Marcelo Diaz's wonderful strike had given them the lead

By Max Bentley

  • Ciprian Anton Tatarusanu
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ciprian Anton Tatarusanu

    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.

  • Łukasz Szukala
    2
    1
    3.00

    Łukasz Szukala

    The Polish defender produced an assured display. He was dominant in the air and dealt well with the threat of Salah.

  • Florin Gardoş
    1
    0
    2.50

    Florin Gardoş

    Had a good understanding with Szukala but was often outdone by the pace of the Basel attack.

  • Iasmin Latovlevici
    0
    2
    2.00

    Iasmin Latovlevici Flop of the Match

    Was determined to get forward to assist the attack but his error gifted possession to the opposition, leading to the opener.

  • Daniel Georgievski
    3
    1
    3.50

    Daniel Georgievski Top of the Match

    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.

  • Mihai Doru Pintilii
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mihai Doru Pintilii

    Gave good protection to the back four but was sacrificed by Reghecampf as Steaua went in search of the equaliser.

  • Cristian Tanase
    0
    0
    3.50

    Cristian Tanase

    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.

  • Nicolae Claudiu Stanciu
    0
    0
    2.00

    Nicolae Claudiu Stanciu

    The midfielder got into some promising attacking positions but his final ball and shooting was often disappointing, forcing him to be substituted.

  • Alexandru Bourceanu
    0
    0
    3.00

    Alexandru Bourceanu

    The captain led by example with a determined performance, epitomised by his tough tackling which helped to break up the opposition attacks.

  • Adrian Popa I
    0
    0
    3.00

    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.

  • Federico Piovaccari
    1
    0
    2.00

    Federico Piovaccari

    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.

Substitutions

  • Lucian Ionuţ Filip
    0
    0
    2.50

    Lucian Ionuţ Filip

    The midfielder added energy from the bench and he helped to spring attacks from deep.

  • Leandro Ângelo Martins
    0
    0
    3.00

    Leandro Ângelo Martins

    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.

  • Pantelis Kapetanos
    1
    0
    2.00

    Pantelis Kapetanos

    The Greek striker was thrown on at half-time but like Piovaccari, he struggled to test the Basel defence.

  • Yann Sommer
    1
    0
    3.00

    Yann Sommer

    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.

  • I. Ivanov
    0
    0
    2.50

    I. Ivanov

    The Bulgarian centre-half was desperately unlucky not to open the scoring when his close range effort was excellently cleared off the line.

  • Kay Voser
    0
    0
    2.00

    Kay Voser

    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.

  • Fabian Schär
    1
    0
    3.00

    Fabian Schär

    The rugged centre-half produced a solid defensive display and his aerial prowess helped to diffuse a number of opposition attacks.

  • Behrang Safari
    0
    0
    2.50

    Behrang Safari

    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.

  • G. Serey Die
    0
    0
    3.50

    G. Serey Die

    His energy and effective breaking up of opposition attacks helped Basel to dominate the midfield for long periods.

  • Valentin Stocker
    0
    0
    2.50

    Valentin Stocker

    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.

  • Fabian Frei
    0
    0
    2.50

    Fabian Frei

    He was important in starting Basel attacks from deep inside his own half and he rarely conceded possession.

  • Marcelo Díaz
    2
    0
    3.50

    Marcelo Díaz

    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.

  • Mohamed Salah
    2
    0
    2.00

    Mohamed Salah

    The Egypt international looked to cause problems with his pace but on the whole, he was well contained by the Steaua defence.

  • Marco Streller
    3
    1
    2.50

    Marco Streller

    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.

Substitutions

  • Arlind Ajeti
    1
    0

    Arlind Ajeti

    Came on for the final few minutes but lost Tatu for Steaua's late equaliser.

  • Taulant Xhaka
    1
    0
    2.50

    Taulant Xhaka

    The 22-year-old was burdened with the task of trying to contain Tamase and the Steaua midfielder had less impact with his introduction.

  • Mohamed El Nenny
    2
    0
    2.50

    Mohamed El Nenny

    Gave Basel some fresh legs in midfield as Yakin attempted to counter the impact of Georgievski marauding down the right wing.

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