Basel vs. Arsenal  1 - 4

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Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +1 Deep into injury time as Zuffi's free-kick is headed away with ease. Walcott isn't quite able to stretch his legs down the left flank as a defender gets back in time to cut off the channel. Seconds left.
89' It goes from bad to worse for Basel, as Steffen appears to have pulled his hamstring in stride, and with the home side all out of substitutions, that leads to them having to play the remainder of the match with 10 men.
87' You get a slight sense that the scoring is not quite done, with Arsenal finding space at will in the opposition half. Understandably, they're in no hurry to strike that killer blow for a fifth.
85' Walcott's shot takes a deflection and goes out for a corner, which comes to nothing. This affords Arsenal a good spell on the ball though, after Basel had it down near their box for a few minutes.
83' Good defending from Holding, who made up for his mistake in the buildup to the goal, getting forcefully in front of a Basel attacker on two occasions to help his side out at the back.
81' That goal will not affect things here, but Arsenal would be unhappy that they were unable to complete a clean sheet. Less than 10 minutes to go here and the visitors are set to top Group A.
78' S. Doumbia has scored a goal for Basel! Assist by M. Janko.
He's had some nice touches on the ball in this game, and facilitated Doumbia well.
BASEL HAVE A CONSOLATION GOAL! That was outstanding from Doumbia, who pounced on Holding's turnover and executed a Mariselle roulette en route to exchanging passes with Janko and finishing.
76' Again, Arsenal can have a fifth goal if they really want it. Moments earlier, Giroud stride into the box to poke an effort wide, before Walcott skipped past Taulant Xhaka, only to send a weak shot into the arms of the keeper.
74' T. Walcott enters the game and replaces M. Özil.
L. Zuffi enters the game and replaces G. Serey Dié.
The excellent Ozil is replaced by an eyesore for tiring defenders - Theo Walcott.
Die has been one of the better players of a poor Basel bunch, but his night is at an end as Luca Zuffi comes on in his stead.
72' More good news for Arsenal as Ludogorets have taken a 2-1 lead against Paris Saint-Germain in France. That means that les Parisiens need to score twice, or Basel four times in about 18 minutes.

Super League table

# Team MP D P
1 24 +23 53
2 24 -2 34
3 24 -1 33
4 23 +1 31
5 23 +2 30

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
8 26 +15 42
9 26 +11 40
10 27 +7 38
11 26 -1 35
12 28 -9 35
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