Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 01 August 2014 (part 2)

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Coverage of Gaza in the Israeli media

Read more

REPORTERS

1914-1918: The Depths of Hell

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 01 August 2014

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Exclusive: Israel's US ambassador speaks to FRANCE 24

Read more

#THE 51%

World War One: The war that changed women’s lives

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Ségolène Royal goes for green

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

A look back at some of the Observers' best stories

Read more

DEBATE

Argentina Defaults: Kirchner Cries Foul Over 'Vulture Funds' (part 2)

Read more

  • Hamas denies capturing Israeli soldier as Gaza truce lies in tatters

    Read more

  • Scores killed in China factory explosion

    Read more

  • Exclusive: Israel's US ambassador speaks to FRANCE 24

    Read more

  • Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death, coroner rules

    Read more

  • French most keen to erase their online footprint, says Google

    Read more

  • Air France ground workers to strike on August 2

    Read more

  • Rogue general denies Islamist seizure of Benghazi

    Read more

  • Ugandan court strikes down anti-gay legislation

    Read more

  • 1914-1918: The Depths of Hell

    Read more

  • Regional summit to tackle deadly Ebola outbreak

    Read more

  • French hospital to open wine bar for terminally ill patients

    Read more

  • Video: Tipping is dying out in French café culture

    Read more

  • €2.5 million in cocaine ‘disappears’ from Paris police HQ

    Read more

  • Appeal court keeps French rogue trader Kerviel in jail

    Read more

  • Interactive: France’s new plan to counter jihadism in Africa

    Read more

  • Ukrainian army suffers losses in separatist attack

    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)