Basel 2-1 Manchester United: Streller, Frei, Jones score
Manchester United must accept the bitter pill in the final matchday of Group C Champions League. The Red Devils lost 1-2 from FC Basel and failed to qualify for the round of 16.
In the action at St. Jakob Park on Wednesday (07/12/2011) , behind first MU 0-1 in the first half goal by Marco Streller at minute 9.
Alexander Frei Basel doubled the lead on 84 minutes, which is then reduced to a goal by Phil Jones on 89 minutes.
This defeat makes Manchester United had to settle for third place finish in the group with nine points. Basel who had 11 points qualify for the title of runner-up group, in Bawan Benfica who got 12 points, a 1-0 win over Otelul Galati in the final game.
This is the third time perdelapanfinal Manchester United failed to step into the Champions League after the season 1994/1995 and 2005/2006 are also experiencing the same thing.
Nine minutes of action running MU conceded. Basel invasion begins on the left wing, Xherdan Shaqiri releasing crossing into the penalty area but could be swept away by David De Gea. But the ball rebound fell to the feet Streller and immediately kicked into the corner fast in Chelsea's goal.
MU have a chance at minute 30 when crossing met Nani Park Ji Sung in front of the goal mouth. Unfortunately Park less balance and failed to kick the ball well, so it's easy secured Yann Sommer.
Breakthrough bait successfully pursued Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney ended with a kick that is too weak and can be captured by Sommer in the 35th minute.
Shaqiri in the 44th minute writhed on the right side of the MU defense. Apart from escort Evra, it releases a hard kick can still be arrested De Gea.
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic should be lost in the final minutes of the first half due to having problems with his knee. He was replaced by Johnny Evans.
Three minutes after the restart Rooney to Manchester United built an attack on the left side. Few entered the penalty box, Rooney fired a shot that was wide curved.
Basel threatened in the 54th minute after a free kick into the top corner right Shaqiri MU goalkeeper De Gea still be ignored.
In minute 59, Basel defender, Mark Steinhoefer, almost broke into his own net when one anticipates bait Nani from the right wing. Luckily the ball just hit the crossbar.
Frei! At Basel doubled their advantage 84 minutes finished 2-0. Starting Shakiri crossing from the right wing to the far post, Smalling did not see the emergence of Frei Frei easily back and butt the ball into the nets De Gea.
MU Jones turned up to pass on 89 minutes when the ball headed in the heat in front of goal. The ball had indeed been arrested Sommar but already past the goal line first.
Score 2-1 was survive until the fight was over and the Basel qualified for the last 16, MU was eliminated.
Basel: 1-Yann Sommer; 27-Mark Steinhoefer, 19-David Abraham, 6-Alexander Dragovic, 3-Ho Joo Park; 17-Xherdan Shaqiri (14-Valentin Stocker 92 '), 24-Cabral, 34-Granite Xhaka ( 11-Scott Chipperfield 83 '), 20-Fabian Frei; 9-Marco Streller, 13-Alexander Frei (21-Genseric Kusunga 88')
Manchester United: 1-David De Gea; 3-Patrice Evra, 5-Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic 15-(6 - Johnny Evans 41 '), 12-Chris Smalling; 17-Nani, 4-Phil Jones, 11-Ryan Giggs , 18-Ashley Young (19-Danny Wellbeck 64 '); 13-Park Ji-sung (27-Federico Macheda 82'), 10-Wayne Rooney.