AS Roma 1-3 Basel: Swiss champs stun Roma

Reigning Swiss Super League champions FC Basel have stunned Italian outfit AS Roma 3-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The visitors took a 12th minute lead through Alexander Frei before Roma hit back through Marco Borriello nine minutes later.

But the equaliser did the damage for Claudio Ranieri’s men as Samuel Inkoom swept his side in front just before the break ahead of Cabral’s 90th minute finish to round up proceedings.

The result, Basel's first win in the competition, saw the Swiss club climb to third place, level on three points with Cluj and Roma after three games played.

UEFA Champions League Group E
AS Roma (ITA): 1 (Marco Borriello 21’)
FC Basel (SUI): 3 (Alexander Frei 12’, Samuel Inkoom 44’, Cabral 90’)

Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Crowd: approx. 60,000
Referee: Aleksei Nikolaev
Yellow cards: ROM - Marco Cassetti 53’
BAS - Samuel Inkoom 44’, Scott Chipperfield 73’

Starting Line-Ups

Bogdan Lobont (gk), Nicolas Burdisso, Philippe Mexes, John Arne Riise (Castellini 60’), Marco Cassetti, David Pizarro, Matteo Brighi, Simone Perrotta (Baptista 74’), Rodrigo Taddei, Marco Borriello, Francesco Totti

Subs - Doni (gk), Paolo Castellini (60’), Julio Baptista (74’)

Franco Costanzo (gk), Beg Ferati, David Angel Abraham, Behrang Safari, Samuel Inkoom, Gilles Yapi Yapo, Benjamin Huggel, Valentin Stocker (Chipperfield 70’), Xherdan Shaqiri, Marco Streller (Cabral 80’), Alexander Frei (Almerares 89’)

Subs - Yann Sommer (gk), Scott Chipperfield (70’), Cabral (80’), Federico Almerares (89’)

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