Liverpool – Liverpool failed to advance to the phase 16 of the Champions League after failing to win from his guests, Basel, in their final Group B match at Anfield on Wednesday (10.12.14) early morning hrs.
The decisive game ended with a score of 1-1. Basel scored first through Fabian Frei in the 25th minute while the host through Steven Gerrard equalized nine minutes before the game ended.
With this result, the Reds only came third in the standings with five points. Basel right to advance to the last 16 phase with runner-up status thanks to taking seven points from six games.
Group B title belongs to Real Madrid, which at the same time crushing 4-0 Ludogorets Razgrad. Madrid, collecting 18 points from six games. Ludogorets at the bottom of the standings with four points.
Liverpool threaten the goal of Basel in the second minute through Gerrard’s long-range shot but the ball can still be pushed goalkeeper Basel, Tomas Vaclik.
A minute later, the Liverpool midfielder, Jordan Henderson, got a chance from inside the penalty box but wasted. Kick over the crossbar.
Both teams played cautiously at once careless. Up to 20 minutes of the game takes place, there is no ripe opportunities created.
22 minutes, Basel striker Marco Streller, got a chance from inside the penalty box. Mohammed Elney kick bait can still be driven by the defense.
Three minutes later, Basel goalkeeper managed to break the Reds. Frei kick from outside the penalty box lodged in the lower left corner of the goal that kept Simon Mignolet. Basel 1-0.
28th minute, Liverpool tried to respond by Raheem Sterling. Managed to stab into the left side of the opponent’s penalty box, the attacker tried to remove the kick from a narrow angle. His attempt is thwarted goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik.
Five minutes later, Streller had another chance in the penalty box through the cross. This time the kick bounced. Score 1-0 to survive until the first half ended.
Both teams still appear too cautious in the second half. Not many opportunities created.
57 minutes, Lazar Markovic kick right in the line of the penalty box still thin soar.
Unlucky for Liverpool, Markovic actually sent off four minutes later. The midfielder provoked by Behrang Safari, which menekelnya in the 60th minute. Considered to start a fight, Markovic got a red card.
Both teams could only kick off the long distance throughout the second half. Absolutely no kick from inside the penalty box created.
81 minutes, Steven Gerrard’s long-range shot lodged in the upper right corner of the opponent’s goal, to change the position to be 1-1.
Aware of this result is not enough to qualify for the last 16 phase, the Reds perform all out. Three opportunities are created from inside the penalty area since the 88th minute, but none of them led to the goal. 1-1 score lasted until the end.
Liverpool: Simon Mignolet; Glen Johnson, Jose Enrique (Alberto Moreno 45 ‘), Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel; Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Lucas (Philippe Coutinho 74 ‘), Joe Allen, Raheem Sterling; Rickie Lambert (Lazar Markovic 46 ‘KM 61‘). Coach: Brendan Rodgers.
FC Basel: Tomas Vaclik; Fabian Schar, Marek Suchy, Behrang Safari, Taulant Xhaka; Luca Zuffi (Walter Samuel 88 ‘), Fabian Frei, Mohamed Elneny (Marcelo Daz 83‘); Marco Streller (Bréel Embolo 74 ‘), Shkelzen Gashi, Derlis Gonzalez. Coach: Pauolo Sousa.