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November 6, 2013 8:45 PM WAT
St. Jakob-Park — Basel
Referee:‬ Olegário Manuel Benquerenca‎
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Player Ratings: Basel 1-1 Steaua Bucharest

A late Giovanni Sio equaliser cancels out Federico Piovaccari's opener to deny the Romanians a first Champions League group stage win in 21 games

By Max Bentley

  • Yann Sommer
    0
    0
    3.00

    Yann Sommer

    He could perhaps have come off his line quicker to deny Piovaccari for the opener, but he did produce a fine double save at the end of the first half to keep his side in the contest.

  • I. Ivanov
    0
    0
    3.00

    I. Ivanov

    The Bulgarian defender produced some solid tackles throughout the game and went close to scoring when his header went inches wide of the post.

  • Kay Voser
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kay Voser

    The right-back struggled with Tamase in Romania but dealt with the midfielder much better this evening and was rarely exposed down his side.

  • Fabian Schär
    0
    0
    2.00

    Fabian Schär

    The centre-back was extremely fortunate not to concede a penalty when he shoulder barged Piovaccari in the box and he found it difficult to deal with the striker's movement.

  • Taulant Xhaka
    0
    0
    3.00

    Taulant Xhaka

    He has been called into the side to replace the injured Safari and he did not look out of place, containing the threat of Popa with relative ease.

  • G. Serey Die
    0
    0
    3.00

    G. Serey Die

    The Ivorian produced a tireless display in the heart of midfield, breaking up play effectively to spring a number of good attacks.

  • Matias Emilio Delgado
    0
    0
    2.50

    Matias Emilio Delgado

    He delivered some brilliant deliveries from set pieces and went close to opening the scoring with a free kick in the first half.

  • Valentin Stocker
    0
    0
    2.50

    Valentin Stocker

    It was a frustrating game for the left winger, but he produced the goods in stoppage time, crossing accurately for Sio's equaliser.

  • Fabian Frei
    0
    0
    3.00

    Fabian Frei

    He produced a good box-to-box display to aid his side at both ends of the pitch. However, he often afforded the opposition midfielders too much time on the ball.

  • Mohamed Salah
    4
    0
    2.00

    Mohamed Salah

    The Egyptian failed to replicate the form he showed against Chelsea and although he displayed some neat footwork and bursts of pace, he struggled to find an end product.

  • Marco Streller
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marco Streller

    The captain was critical of his coach after the draw in Romania but did not perform to his own ability this evening, finding himself well contained by the combination of Szukala and Galdos

Substitutions

  • David Degen
    0
    0
    2.50

    David Degen

    Came on as a late substitution and picked up a yellow card within minutes.

  • Marcelo Díaz
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marcelo Díaz

    The Chilean scored against Steaua in Romania but failed to make an impact this time after coming off the bench.

  • Giovanni-Guy Yann Sio
    0
    0
    3.50

    Giovanni-Guy Yann Sio

    He was lively off the bench and snatched an equaliser in stoppage time, cushioning a volley into the net from Stocker's accurate cross.

  • Ciprian Anton Tatarusanu
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ciprian Anton Tatarusanu

    The goalkeeper was cruelly beaten in stoppage time after having little to do all game. He did, however, look comfortable from crosses.

  • Łukasz Szukala
    2
    0
    4.00

    Łukasz Szukala

    His brilliant through-ball assisted Piovaccari's opener and he proved insurmountable in the air, twice going close to doubling the Romanians' lead before half-time.

  • Florin Gardoş
    0
    0
    3.00

    Florin Gardoş

    He had a good understanding with Szukala as the pair frustrated the likes of Streller and Salah for long periods.

  • Iasmin Latovlevici
    0
    0
    3.00

    Iasmin Latovlevici

    The left-back was culpable for the goal conceded in Romania but he was reliable this evening, proving solid in defence and a good attacking outlet on the overlap.

  • Daniel Georgievski
    1
    0
    2.50

    Daniel Georgievski

    The Macedonian defender kept Stocker quiet for the majority of the game, but he failed to stick with Sio for Basel's late equaliser.

  • Mihai Doru Pintilii
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mihai Doru Pintilii

    He produced a good shield to the defence before being withdrawn at half-time with an injury.

  • Cristian Tanase
    0
    0
    2.00

    Cristian Tanase

    He got himself into some brilliant positions down the left but often chose the wrong option in the final third.

  • Nicolae Claudiu Stanciu
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nicolae Claudiu Stanciu

    Dubbed as one of Romania's brightest talents, he showed glimpses of his potential although failed to provide constant service to Piovaccari.

  • Alexandru Bourceanu
    0
    0
    3.00

    Alexandru Bourceanu

    The captain used his experience and leadership to help break up opposition attacks and produced a number of strong challenges in the midfield.

  • Adrian Popa I
    0
    0
    2.50

    Adrian Popa I

    The agile winger was always keen to take his man on but had little joy against Xhaka.

  • Federico Piovaccari
    0
    0
    3.50

    Federico Piovaccari

    The on-loan Sampdoria striker showed brilliant movement to get in between the two Basel centre-backs to break the offside trap and his confident finish showed why he is the club's top goalscorer this season.

Substitutions

  • Lucian Ionuţ Filip
    0
    0
    2.50

    Lucian Ionuţ Filip

    The midfielder was introduced at the beginning of the second half, adding stability and strength to the Steaua midfield.

  • Alexandru Mihăiţă Chipciu
    0
    0
    2.50

    Alexandru Mihăiţă Chipciu

    He gave the Basel attack fresh legs in the closing stages but failed to test Tatarusanu.

  • Pantelis Kapetanos
    0
    0
    2.00

    Pantelis Kapetanos

    He scored to knock Basel out of the Champions League play-off last year but struggled to make an impact from the bench this time around.

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