TSKA Moscova – FC Basel – UEFA Champions League: 18th October 2017
After a series of less successful evolutions, the hosts managed to regain their way to victory after being forced to win 1-0 in the weekend with Krasnodar. The only goal scored by Aleksey Berezutski (35) was in the 38th minute. The weak evolutions of the last period were also due to the lack of offensive efficiency. In the last five games played in all competitions, the hosts failed to score more than one goal. Besides, the team’s top scorer, Brazilian Vitinho, has only 3 goals scored in the championship and one in the Champions League.
Unlike their opponents, the Swiss crossed an excellent period with four consecutive games in which they did not receive a goal. At the end of a solid new development, they were forced into the last round of the 4-0 championship round, away from Lugano. Although it was devoid of the contribution of van Wolfswinkel, transferred this summer from Vitesse, Basel succeeded for the second time in the last 3 games to score at least four goals. Previously, he managed an incredible 5-0 with Benfica. In the second place in the group, with points with his opponent, the guest band now hopes for a new positive result that will give him hope for a first Champions League game.
TSKA (3-5-2): Akinfeev – Nababkin, Aleksey Berezutski, Ignashevich – Fernandes, Milanov, Natcho, Khosonov, Schennikov – Olanare, Vitinho
Basel (3-4-3): Vaclik – Suchy, Akanji, Serey Die – Lang, Suffi, Xhaka, Petretta – Steffen, Elyounoussi, Ajeti