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FC Basel in Europa League QF

Posted on 15 March 2013  - 12:12

We have been drawn against FC Basel of Switzerland in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

FC Basel in Europa League QF

As we were drawn out first, we will play the first leg at White Hart Lane on Thursday, April 4. Kick-off will be 8.05pm.

The return leg will be at the FC Basel's St Jakob Park a week later on Thursday, April 11 with the same 8.05pm (UK time) kick-off.

FC Basel progressed to the last eight with an impressive 2-1 aggregate victory over Russian side Zenit. Having won the first leg 2-0, FC Basel held on for a 1-0 loss in the return despite going down to 10 men. The hero was goalkeeper Yann Sommer, who saved a late penalty from Roman Shirokov.

FC Basel started their 2012-13 European campaign in the Champions League, progressing from the second qualifying round in July to the play-offs, where they lost 3-2 against Cluj.

They finished runners-up in Group G of the Europa League and beat Dnipro of the Ukraine 3-1 on aggregate in the Round of 32 before toppling Zenit.

All three English clubs avoided each other in the quarter-finals - Chelsea face Rubin Kazan while Newcastle take on Benfica.

QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

Chelsea v Rubin Kazan

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v FC Basel

Fenerbache v Lazio

Benfica v Newcastle

All first legs played on April 4, return legs on April 11.