A Shakhtar Donetsk outstanding from start to finish forcefully dispatched a tender Basel to certify your pass to the semifinals of the Europa League, where it will be measured at Inter de Milan. The Ukrainian team made good their status as favorites in the early morning match with an early goal that shattered the initial approach of the Swiss. A corner kick taken from the right by Marlos he nodded at goal Junior moraes after the goalkeeper Nikolic go out for grapes.
Basel, backed by its defensive strength, was forced to deploy in search of a tie and there it was easy prey for the Brazilians of the Shakhtar, so patient and dynamic to move the leather in search of spaces in closed defenses as deadly when they have ground to pull the counterattack. Taison, Marlos, Mark Antonio and Alan Patrick they deployed a catalog of records and technical resources unaffordable for Basel, whose players chased shadows nonstop. The harmony between the four, together with the depth and work without the ball of the undetectable Junior moraes, blew up the entire Swiss defensive gear.
The display of Shakhtar found more reward in the equator of the first half. A manual backlash ended it Taison from the front with a shot that bounced off a defender before sneaking into the goal of Nikolic (22 ‘).
The Serbian goalkeeper, unfortunate in the opening goal, redeemed himself with two superb saves minutes later to avoid the 3-0, something that also made the wood to spit a shot from Marcos Antonio on the edge of the break (41 ‘). Faced with such a gale of football and occasions, the Basel he could only respond with some approach as sporadic as sterile.
In the resumption Koller tried to adjust the pieces to stop the bleeding and, although he came out with another verve, he fell into the trap of a Shakhtar who preferred to give away a few meters to kill the counterattack. As the minutes passed, the picture of L
uis Castro and Basel was encouraged, claiming two penalties and adding a very clear chance that Cabral He did not take the opportunity to get his team into the game in the final stretch (65 ‘).
The shock scared the Shakhtar, which reacted just as Basel deployed its carousel of changes for the final arreón. With substitutes still misplaced, Taison faced Frei and this locked him committing a penalty. Alan Patrick He did not forgive from eleven meters (75 ‘), Dodo made it 4-0 (88’) and Van Wolfswinkel scored the goal of honor for Basel (90 ‘). He Shakhtar already challenges Inter in the semifinals.
3- Shakhtar: Pyatov; Dodo, Krivtsov, Bondar, Matviyenko; Marcos Antonio (Maycon, 85 ‘), Stepanenko; Marlos (Solomon, 72 ‘), Alan Patrick (Kovalenko, 78’), Taison (Tete, 86 ‘); Junior Moraes (Fernando, 85 ‘)
0- Basel: Nikolic; Widmer, Alderete, Van der Werff (Ramires, 73 ‘), Petretta; Xhaka (Marchand, 60 ‘), Campo, Frei; Stocker (Van Wolfswinkel, 73 ‘)), Cabral (Ademi, 73’), Pululu.
Goals: 1-0, Junior Moraes (2 ‘); 2-0, Taison (22 ‘); 3-0, Alan Patrick (pen) (75 ‘); 4-0, Dodo (88 ‘); 4-1, Van Wolfswinkel (90 ‘)
Referee: Michael Oliver (England). YELLOWS: Frei (27 ‘), Alan Patrick (52’), Cabral (64 ‘), Bondar (87’)
Stadium: Behind closed doors at the Veltins Arena