As thick as the smoke from the flares that covered the Basel countryside was the first part. The atmosphere made the Swiss feel even more at home from minute 1, but it would be at 8 when Arthur took advantage of a blunder of the blue defense, who wore yellow, to overtake the Basel. The early goal served the Swiss to take the game to their field, cutting the game as soon as they could.
The Basel centrals fixed Enric Gallego, who lived his second consecutive title after the victory against Celta. The Catalan striker was not comfortable in the first stages of the game and ended up desperate, taking a yellow for a slap when playing a ball. Nor did the Ukrainian referee Boiko, who, like the hostilities, also had to distribute the yellow ones, two for the Swiss and one for the Madrid team.
When the game seemed destined to rest with the 1-0, a demolition in the area of the Swiss would end in penalty in favor of Getafe. Jaime Mata would transform him after cheating on the goalkeeper.
To the second part the Spanish team went much more plugged in, dominating until the 60th minute, when Frei, after a tremendous galloping of Widmer, became the second of the Swiss. Still, Getafe pulled a race to try to force the tie. They were about to do it. Angel, just seven minutes after replacing Fajr, introduced the ball into the net, a goal that would have been worth the draw if it had not been canceled by the Ukrainian, for non-existent offside. The Spanish team thus lacked the VAR technology that does apply in our league.
After this defeat and the victory of the Krasnodar (3-1), the Russian team is tied for points with Getafe, while Basel takes an advantage of four, holding the classification in the fifth and next day. The Turkish Trabzonspor only takes one point.
— Data sheet:
2.- Basel: Omlin; Widmer, Cömart, Alderete, Petretta; Xhaka (Field, min. 64), Frei; Zhegrova (Pululu, m.88), Zuffi, Riveros; and Arthur (Ademi, m.71).
1.- Getafe: Chichizola; Maksimovic, Bruno, Olivera, Raúl Carnero; Portillo, Fajr (Angel, m. 79), Timor (Nyom, m. 68), Hugo Duro (Kenedy, m.68); Jaime Mata and Enric Gallego.
Goals: 1-0, m.8: Arthur; 1-1, m. 45: Jaime Mata, of penalty; 2-1, m. 60: Frei.
Referee: Oleksandr Korniyko (Ukraine). He admonished Enric Gallego (m.17) by Getafe and Xhaka (m. 38) and Riveros (m.44) by Basel.
Incidents: match corresponding to the group stage played at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel before about 30,000 spectators.
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