Basel 1-1 Grasshopper: Draw on Thursday

BASEL. Grasshopper and Basel draw 1-1. B. Riascos scored the first goal (51') for Grasshopper. S. Esposito settled the score 1-1 (84').


BASEL. Grasshopper and Basel draw 1-1. B. Riascos scored the first goal (51′) for Grasshopper. S. Esposito settled the score 1-1 (84′). Basel was far superior when it came to possession ball (66%)​

The match was played at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel on Thursday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Stefan Horisberger with the help of Remy Zgraggen and Bastien Lengacher. The 4th official was Mirel Turkes. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 19 degrees Celsius or 66.16 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 76%.​

Match Statistics

Basel was in firm control of the ball 66% while Grasshopper was struggling with a 34% ball possession.

Basel was more aggressive with 93 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 3 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Basel to win the match​.

Basel shot 16 times, 3 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Grasshopper shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.


Basel received 1 yellow card (A. Pelmard). On the other side, Grasshopper received 4 yellow cards (B. Bolla, B. Riascos, C. Herc and A. Moreira).

Also, Grasshopper didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after C. Herc (Grasshopper) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (77′).

After playing this encounter, Basel will have 57 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the other side, Grasshopper will have 36 points like Luzern to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 8'

    B. Bolla

  • 41'

    A. Pelmard

  • 51'

    B. Riascos

  • 59'

    B. Riascos

  • 61'

    J. Fernandes

    A. Szalai

  • 62'

    F. Chalov

    T. Xhaka

  • 65'

    F. Momoh

    B. Riascos

  • 65'

    E. Lenjani

    M. K. Sene

  • 74'

    C. Herc

    A. Abrashi

  • 75'

    C. Herc

  • 77'

    C. Herc

  • 80'

    B. Jordao

    G. Morandi

  • 80'

    P. Kasami

    W. Burger

  • 84'

    S. Esposito

  • 87'

    R. Petretta

    N. Katterbach

  • 90'

    A. Moreira

Next match

In the upcoming Super League match, Basel will play away with Servette on the 19th of May with a 12-4 head to head stats in favor of Basel (3 draws).

Grasshopper will host St. Gallen on the 19th of May with a 26-16 head to head in favor of Grasshopper (9 draws).

Basel: Formation and Lineups

Basel started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Guillermo Abascal Perez chose to play with the following team: Heinz Lindner (6.7), Sergio López (6.9), Andy Pelmard (7.0), Strahinja Pavlović (6.5), Noah Katterbach (7.2), Taulant Xhaka (6.5), Wouter Burger (7.7), Dan Ndoye (6.7), Fabian Frei (6.8), Sebastiano Esposito (7.1) and Ádám Szalai (6.8).


Basel made 4 changes: A. Szalai for J. Fernandes (61′), T. Xhaka for F. Chalov (62′), W. Burger for P. Kasami (80′) and N. Katterbach for R. Petretta (87′).

Top player: Wouter Burger

Probably the most impressive player in Basel was Wouter Burger.

His rating is (7.7) with 54 passes (77% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 11 duels out of 14.

Grasshopper: Formation and Lineups

Grasshopper started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the other side, Giorgio Contini played with: André Moreira (6.4), Allan Arigoni (7.1), Noah Loosli (6.2), Ayumu Seko (6.5), Bendegúz Bolla (6.5), Amir Abrashi (6.8), Hayao Kawabe (6.4), Dominik Schmid (6.6), Giotto Morandi (7.2), Brayan Riascos (7.1) and Mamadou Kaly Sene (6.5).


Grasshopper made 4 changes: B. Riascos for F. Momoh (65′), M. K. Sene for E. Lenjani (65′), A. Abrashi for C. Herc (74′) and G. Morandi for B. Jordao (80′).

Top player: Giotto Morandi

The player who no doubt impressed Grasshopper the most was Giotto Morandi.

His rating is (7.2) with 9 passes (77% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 13. He performed 3 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

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