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Basel held a spirited Frankfurt off

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Basel book quarter-final of the Europa League against Shakhtar Donetsk by defeating Frankfurt in 1-0 win.

Playing before the coronavirus shutdown, the Swiss side held a three-goal lead from the first leg in March.

In search of an early lifeline, Frankfurt began brightly and Martin Hinteregger with a header came close to the center-back.

The visitors enjoyed a lot of possession but they could not find a way past Djordje Nikolic, the Basel goalkeeper.

The advancing keeper was approached by Basel midfielder Valentin Stocker with a fine run and chip, but Kostic cleared off the line.

In the 88th minute, Fabian Frei eventually ended the deadlock.

Basel 1- 0 Frankfurt

Goals: 1-0 Frei 88′

Yellow cards: Comert (B); Kohr (F), Chandler (F)

Basel: Nikolic, Widmer, Comert, Alderete, Petretta, Frei, Xhaka, Pululu, Ccampo, Stocker, Arthur

Frankfurt: Trapp, da Costa, Abraham, Hinteregger, N’Dicka, Kohr, Rode, Kostic, Silva, Kamada, Dost

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