As it happened: FC Basel (4)1-0(0) in the 2020 Europa League
Basel host Frankfurt


Full time: FC Basel 1-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Four clear goals ahead on aggregate, Basel progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

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Two minutes of added time


Not much longer left


88' Fabian rounds Kevin Trapp and scores from close range


Marchand replaces Xhaka


Basel go forward through Campo but it's brilliant work from Kevin Trapp to stop him


Not much has happened in the past few minutes


It's been a pretty evenly matched game today between two sides who have rarely threatened to score


Ademi replaces Cabral


Looking less and less likely by the minute that Eintracht will find any way back into the tie


Basel go forward again but are stopped by Eintracht's defence


FC Basel have a corner, it is met by Cömert and stopped on the line by Trapp


Eintracht looking extremely unlikely to find any sort of way back into this game


Eintracht had a corner but nothing came from it


Rode and Da Costa replaced by Ilsanker and Chandler


Van Wolfswinkel and Van Der Werff come on for Stocker and Pululu


Basel looking the more comfortable of the two. Eintracht attacking well but can't seem to get it into the box


Trapp is beaten by Stocker but Kostic clears the ball off the line


Nothing comes from the resulting corner


Hinteregger finds space on the edge of the box after good interplay but his shot is deflected wide


Basel try going forwards but are caught out


Terrible shot from Kamada. He fires from one side of the pitch and it goes out for a throw-in on the other


Kohr breaks through into the box but his shot is stopped


Basel go forward but are stopped by the defence


Da Costa volleys from out wide but hits the side netting


Eintracht pressing well but its difficult to see any way back into the game for them


The ball reaches Paciencia in the box but he stumbles and can't connect well with it


Rode plays the ball over the top to Kohr but it goes out for a goal kick


Great save from Kevin Trapp after Basel counter, stopping Widmer one-on-one


Basel have started the second half well but once again Eintracht on the front foot

46' Second half underway

Substitutions for Eintracht at half time as N'Dicka and Silva leave the field for Hasebe and Paciencia

45' Half Time

It's 0-0 at half time with Eintracht looking the better of the two sides, although they have not looked sharp in front of goal


Corner met by Dost in the middle but it goes over the bar


Da Costa picks up the ball on the right side of the box and hits it but it is deflected behind


Eintracht struggling to get into the box at the moment, could Goncalo Paciencia come on and be the differenc


Kamada hits it from close range but Nikolic is comfortably equal to it


Throw for Eintracht just inside of Basel's half


Danny Da Costa hits it but it's nowhere near the net


Another free-kick in a very similar position after Silva is brought down


Kostic shoots but hits the wall


Free-kick for Eintracht 30 out after Kohr is brought down


Eintracht have a free-kick from around 40 yards out


Kostic plays in a ball to Dost in the middle but he can't reach it


Basel go forward well but can't find a way to hit the target


Kostic finds the ball free inside of the box but the shot that he takes does not hit the target


Da Costa finds space inside, plays a cross in but it is blocked


Nothing results from the corner


Da Costa plays in a cross that is blocked behind for an Eintracht corner


It's a marvellous stop from Kevin Trapp to keep Basel out from close range


Cömert receives a a yellow card for taking down Andre Silva and he will miss the next match


Widmer hits the ball well from outside the box but it is stopped by Trapp


Sebastien Rode tries to run at goal from inside of the box. It seems as if it should have been a corner after the ball goes out but a goal-kick is given


It's a good ball into the box but Cabral misses the target


Free-kick for Basel near the half-way line


Goal-kick for Eintracht after a Basel pass cannot be met


Kostic's free-kick is met by Hinteregger but it just goes over the bar


Daichi Kamada is taken down just outside of the box by Widmer and it's a free-kick


The corner isn't met by anybody in the middle and is easily cleared


Corner for Frankfurt after a deflected cross


Basel have a corner after a deflected shot


Basel try going forwards but their attack fizzles out


The ball comes to Bas Dost in the middle but instead of hitting it he opts to take a touch and Basel earn the ball back


Petretta fails to pick up the ball after a goal-kick and it is out for a throw


Kostic picks up the ball on the left but is caught out by a defender


A clash between Cabral and Kohr sees Kohr go down holding his knee, but he shakes it off and gets back up


Eintracht definitely on top so far but have struggled to get into the box


Nothing comes from the resulting corner


Basel go forward and a cross is blocked, with a corner given


Danny Da Costa has definitely looked off the mark on the right 


The German side have been on top so far, but have looked a little bit rusty


Free-kick for Basel in their own half after Kamada brings down one of the host's players


Eintracht focusing on their build-up play when they have the ball, passing it around the back


N'Dicka nearly gets the ball into the box but his low cross is caught out


Eintracht start well, playing pressing football

1' Underway!

The first half has now begun

Thanks to key workers

Both sides' kits tonight have badges saying 'Danke' on the top of badges, to thank key workers for their work so far during the COVID-19 pandemic

The teams are out!

Both sides have now taken to the pitch

Kickoff incoming

There's less than five minutes to go

Not long to go!

We're fast approaching kickoff for tonight's game, with just over ten minutes left.

Will Basel see themselves head to Germany or can Eintracht pull off the unthinkable?

Europa League next year for Basel

Finishing third in the Swiss Super League table, FC Basel have already qualified for Europa League football next year, far from league winners Young Boys.

Their only chance to qualify for the Champions League is still well and truly alive, and that is something that winning this competition would provide

Basel winless in past three

The hosts have already resumed their season in the Swiss top flight, but are winless in their previous three matches.

Their past two against FC Luzern and FC Thun were both goalless draws, while the game against FC Lugano was a 4-4 stalemate

'Das Wunder von Basel'

Three goals down from the first leg, Frankfurt will be looking to pull off an incredible comeback tonight.

Speaking about his expectations of the second leg, Eintracht captain David Abraham said:

“I’m obviously hoping for a 4-0 win. In any case, it’s about going into the game with concentration so that we can give it a good go. We need to play to our full potential throughout the 90 minutes. The fact that Basel have played a lot of games could be an advantage or a disadvantage. We need to get back to our basic philosophy – if we do that, we can make something happen tomorrow.”

First leg highlights

In what was an unexpected result, Basel excelled in an empty Waldstadion to beat hosts Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0

Eintracht Frankfurt: Starting Lineup

Here's how Eintracht will line up tonight. Bas Dost starts up top with Andre Silva while Goncalo Paciencia is on the bench

FC Basel: Starting Lineup

Here's how the hosts will line up tonight:

Here we go!

One hour until kickoff with team news pending

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Eintracht Frankfurt: Predicted XI

Trapp; Abraham, Hasebe, Hinteregger; Costa, Rode, Ilsanker, Kostic; Kamada; Silva, Paciencia

FC Basel: Predicted Lineup

Nikolic; Widmer, Comert, Alderete, Riveros; Xhaka, Frei; Stocker, Campo, Petretta; Cabral

Eintracht Frankfurt: Team News

Goncalo Paciencia will return to the Eintracht side after missing the Bundesliga side when it resumed through injury.

Frankfurt will be without Djibril Sow after he picked up his third yellow card of the Europa League campaign in the first-leg.

Stefan Ilsanker may come in to partner with Sebastian Rode in midfield, and Hutter may revert back to his tried-and-tested three-man defence for tonight's game

FC Basel: Team News

Basel goalkeeper Jonas Omlin, who has kept 16 clean sheets across all competitions this season, has struggled recently with a hamstring injury and may not feature tonight.

Djordje Nikolic is in line to step up between the sticks for Basel, who are also likely to not have Ramires, Luca Zuffi and Afimico Pululu who are all through injury.

Basel lead on aggregate

After what was a comfortable first leg at a behind-closed-doors Waldstadion, prior to the seasons being postponed due to COVID-19, Basel are 3-0 up after the first leg

Kick-off time

FC Basel vs Eintracht Frankfurt will be played at St. Jakob Park, in Basel, Switzerland. The kick-off is scheduled at 20:00 BST.


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