FOOTBALLER of Basel prepared a real sensation knocking Manchester United out of Champions League! The Swiss champion won at St. Jakob-Park with a 2:1.
Basel in this incredible venture embarked goal in the 9th minute of the game. Xherdan Shaqiri passed from the leftside of Basel attack, threw the ball to five meter area, goalkeeper De Gea unnecessary kicked to Marco Streller, which from few meters hit practically empty goal for 1-0. It was also the halftime score.
Manchester United went resolutely in the continue, but could not come to pure chance. Minimum advantage of Basel stood until 85th minute when Alexander Frei, again after assisting of Shaqiri scored for 2-0 and broke United’s dreams of winning this year’s Champions League.
A goal of hope for the eventual return in 89.minuti scored Phil Jones, but it was too late. Basel so created the surprise of the season knocking out the mighty United from the strongest European club competitions. In addition, it was this only the third time in club history that United get relegated in the group stage of the competition. The previous two times occurred in the seasons 1994/1995 and 2005/2006.
Basel 2-1 Man Utd (07/12/11) Champions League highlights
Video :Basel – Manchester United 2:1 (Streller 9, Frei 85;Jones)