Match Info – FC Basel vs Slovan Bratislava Highlights
Slovan Bratislava’s unbeaten streak of five games in the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) remained intact, thanks to Malik Abubakari’s 70th-minute header, which secured a draw against Basel in the first-leg of their Round-of-16 encounter.
Basel began their game against Slovan Bratislava with a vengeance, eager to retaliate for their earlier defeat by securing a victory; they took an early lead through Zeki Amdouni, who tapped the ball into the bottom left corner after Dan Ndoye’s initial effort rebounded off the post, which also extended Basel’s impressive run of 22 consecutive games without a goalless draw in the UECL.
However, Slovan Bratislava refused to give up on their chance of victory at the very ground where they won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1969, and equalized in the 17th minute with a sweeping effort from Jurij Medveděv following a perfectly placed pass from Vladimír Weiss. But Basel proved to be a formidable opponent compared to their previous head-to-head meeting in October, as they regained the lead before halftime through Andi Zeqiri’s close-range goal, which marked his sixth European goal of the 2022/23 season.
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Basel looked to continue their impressive home form in Europe as they took on Slovan Bratislava, but the visitors had other plans as they fought back twice to earn a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Europa Conference League round of 16 tie. Despite Basel taking the lead twice through Zeki Amdouni and Andi Zeqiri, Slovan responded with goals from Jurij Medveděv and Malik Abubakari to ensure a tense second leg.
Basel and Slovan Bratislava shared the spoils in a thrilling encounter that saw both teams battle it out for supremacy. The Swiss outfit took the lead twice, but Slovan fought back valiantly and came away with a deserved draw, leaving the tie finely poised for the second leg.