Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Search of Air Algerie crash site continues

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Sarkozy, Hollande and the scooter wars

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Confusion online over Air Algérie flight

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014

Read more

REPORTERS

Halal tourism on the rise

Read more

ENCORE!

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

When big companies want to do good

Read more

  • Second black box found at Air Algérie crash site in Mali

    Read more

  • Limited 12-hour humanitarian truce takes effect in Gaza

    Read more

  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid militia clashes

    Read more

  • Kerry in Paris for new round of Gaza ceasefire talks

    Read more

  • French PM calls for calm ahead of banned Gaza protest

    Read more

  • Nibali rides serenely toward a place in Tour history

    Read more

  • Video: 'Lack of security' at MH17 crash site, FRANCE 24 reports

    Read more

  • In pictures: Devastation, debris at Air Algérie crash site

    Read more

  • Washington Post reporter and his wife arrested in Iran

    Read more

  • French families grieve for Algerian plane crash victims

    Read more

  • Lithuania’s Navardauskas wins 19th stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • LA Times wipes France off the map in air crash infographic

    Read more

  • Fans electrify the mood as Tour de France crosses the Pyrenees

    Read more

  • French lawyer files complaint against Israel at ICC

    Read more

  • Protest against Gaza offensive turns deadly in West Bank

    Read more

  • Halal tourism on the rise

    Read more

  • Ukraine names acting PM after Yatseniuk's shock resignation

    Read more

Sport

Chelsea lose in Basel but qualify in Champions League

© AFP

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-11-26

Chelsea lost in Basel on Tuesday night but still qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League. Elsewhere groups remain delicately balanced entering the final round of games.

Chelsea qualified for the knockout rounds of the Champions League with one group game to spare even though it lost,1-0, in Basel on Tuesday night.

Mohamed Salah scored for Basel with three minutes left but in the other game in Group E, Schalke drew 0-0 with Steau in Bucharest. That left Chelsea with nine points, one ahead of Basel and two clear of Schalke. Steau are eliminated. Because Schalke hosts Basel in the final round of games on December 11, Chelsea is certain to finish in the top two places.

In London, Jack Wilshere scored after 30 seconds and again in the second half as Arsenal won, 2-0, at home against Olympique Marseille to stay top of Group F. The Gunners are not assured of a place in the second round because Dortmund won, 3-1, at home against Napoli.

Arsenal has 12 points, Napoli and Dortmund both have nine. In the last round of games, Arsenal travel to Napoli while Dortmund visit Marseille, which have lost all five of its games and cannot even gain the consolation of finishing third and playing in the Europa League.

In Group G, Atletico Madrid, which were already assured of first place led with 15 minutes to go in St Petersburg before goalie Thibaut Courtois dropped the ball into his own goal. That gave Zenit a 1-1 draw. In the other game, Porto could only draw, 1-1, at home with Austria Vienna. That result eliminated Vienna and left the Portuguese team in third, a point behind Zenit, entering the last round.

In Group H, Barcelona, which had already qualified, lost, 2-1, to Ajax in Amsterdam, even though the home team played most of the second half with 10 men after the expulsion of Joel Veltman. In the other game, AC Milan won, 3-0, in Glasgow to eliminate Celtic. The results mean that Milan are one point ahead of Ajax and the two teams meet at the San Siro in their final group game.

Date created : 2013-11-27

  • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Marseille suffer third Champions League defeat

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    PSG draw 1-1 with Anderlecht in Champions League

    Read more

COMMENT(S)