Manchester United fired in Switzerland
The Manchester United team lost 0: 1 on their visit to Basel in their fifth A Group Championship match and will have to wait for the final match to secure the elimination. The only shot fell at the very end of the match when Michael Lang defeated the players of Jose Mourinho and threw the stands of St Jacob Park in ecstasy. The two teams exchanged a half-time, with the English dominating before the break, but then the roles were exchanged.
The first danger was at the door of Basel. Paul Pogba took the position of Rommel Lukaku, but Tomasz Vaclick, the host’s watchman, reflected his shot. There was a new attack, after which Manuel Acandi had to clear Maruel Felaini’s head from the goal. United continued the dominance during the first half while Basel preferred to watch the counterattack. At the end of the “Red Devils” section they hit the beam twice. First, Antoni Marciall centered on the left, and the ball was not detected by anybody before deviating into a ladder and getting out, and then Markos Rohho hit the upper beam with a shot of nearly 40 meters.
In the second part, however, the roles were totally exchanged. The hosts roared swiftly into attacks and forced the English to defend themselves. On several occasions the Swiss attacked dangerously, as Tarik Eliunusi, Dimitry Oberlin and Lang were close to finding the result. On several occasions, Rhoco intervened excellently to block a danger to Sergio Romero.
So things went to a logical division of the points in view of the exchanged superiority in the two halves when it came to the last minute of the match. Then a multi-attack attack gave Raul Petreta the ball, who found Lange on the back beam, which was missed by the defense and brought the great joy of his team.
Basel – Manchester United 1: 0 + 10
United will have to wait for the last day of the race to secure the ranking. Still, the ticket for elimination seems almost certain. To lose the train for the next phase, Manchester should lose three goals away from CSKA Moscow to Old Trafford and at the same time Basel defeat Benfica as a guest.
BASEL – MANCHESTER UNITED 1: 0
1: 0 Lang (89)
BAZEL: Vachlic, Akanji, Dahi, Balanta, Lang, Die, Tufi, Petreta, Stefan, Oberlin, Eliunusi
MAN UNITED: Romero, Roho, Blind, Smoling, Darmian, Herera, Felaini, Pugba, Marsal, Linggard, Lukaku