Basel 1-0 Frankfurt (agg 4-0): Swiss side book Shakhtar Donetsk tie

Basel 1-0 Frankfurt (agg 4-0): Fabian Frei strikes late on after Swiss side held firm to book Europa League quarter-final against Shakhtar Donetsk

  • The Swiss side held a three-goal advantage from the first leg in March
  • Frankfurt started brighlty and Martin Hinteregger went close with a header
  • Basel completed an impressive victory when Frei scored in the 88th minute

Basel held off a spirited Frankfurt to book a Europa League quarter-final against Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Swiss side held a three-goal advantage from the first leg in March, played before the coronavirus shutdown. 

Frankfurt started brightly in search of an early lifeline and centre back Martin Hinteregger went close with a header.

Fabian Frei scored a late winner as Basel confirmed their place in the last eight

Frei finally broke the deadlock when he rolled the ball into the net in the 88th minute

The visitors enjoyed plenty of possession but they could not find a way past Basel goalkeeper Djordje Nikolic.

Basel midfielder Valentin Stocker went close with a fine run and chip over the advancing keeper but Kostic cleared off the line. 

Fabian Frei finally broke the deadlock in the 88th minute.

Frankfurt’s David Abraham feels the force of a challenge by Basel midfielder Valentin Stocker

Frankfurt centre back Martin Hinteregger went close with a header against Basel




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