.Goals from Fabian Frei and Alexander Frei, a late penalty, earned Basel three Group C points against Otelul Galati (final score 2-1) according to uefa.com.
Having deservedly led through Fabian Frei’s powerful 39th-minute header, Basel were pegged back by Marius Pena before the real drama arrived in the closing stages. Alexander Frei converted a penalty after Adrian S?l?geanu saw red for felling Marco Streller, and there was still time for Benjamin Huggel to be dismissed. Both will be suspended in a fortnight when the Swiss side travel to Manchester United FC and SL Benfica visit Bucharest.
Marius Pena, O?elul forward said: “It is very frustrating to lose this game. We were hoping to get a good result here in Basel. But that is football, Champions League football, and when you have chances you must take them, and we didn’t”, Marius Pena told uefa.com after the game.
In the other game of the group Man United and Benfica ended with a 1-1 draw.
But the huge surprise of Wednesday’s night was Turkish Trabzonspor who produced one of the greatest results in their history as they overcame the 2010 European champions FC Internazionale Milano in their maiden group match. Ondrej Celustka, a summer signin