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FC Basel Defeat Chelsea in Champions League Thanks In Part to This Beautiful Goal [VIDEO]

Mohamed Salah FC Basel Defeat Chelsea in Champions League Thanks In Part to This Beautiful Goal  [VIDEO]

FC Basel’s Mohamed Salah scored an exquisite goal at Stamford Bridge tonight to equalize against Chelsea, before Basel’s Marco Streller scored in the 82nd minute to win all three points.

The goal by Salah was a perfect example of the teamwork by the Swiss side. Plus, the way Salah struck the ball first time into the net is something to watch more than once.

While FC Basel are a talented team, this is another shock to the system for Chelsea especially after their loss last weekend against Everton. Questions will be asked of Jose Mourinho — why he didn’t start Juan Mata, and whether Rafa Benitez was doing a better job managing this squad than The Special One.

Here’s the highlight of the Mohamed Salah goal:

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10 Responses to FC Basel Defeat Chelsea in Champions League Thanks In Part to This Beautiful Goal [VIDEO]

  1. Patrick says:

    I thought this was the team that was supposed to run the table and strike fear in both Manchesters….. lol.

  2. Ivan says:

    Chelsea should have kept Rafa…just saying. The Spanish Waiter knows what he is doing and he will show it this year with Napoli…
    I know it’s early days but I can’t see Chelsea winning anything this season…

  3. Dust says:

    Didn’t RAFA get a win V Basel in a worse situation with less quality players available & away from home?

    The special one? Really?

    Not so much…

  4. Carol says:

    I predict that Spurs will finish above Chelsea this season. So far one can see what AVB is trying to do and they look decent. Not sure what to make of Chelsea so far.

  5. Smokey Bacon says:

    It’s true. He’s not that special anymore. Time to start Mata before its too late.

  6. Matt says:

    Luckily for Chelsea the group is still very manageable and they should be able to win it, but Schalke are slowly improving their form. If they were in a more difficult group then I would worry, but not in this one

    Basel have a knack of getting good results against EPL teams though :D

  7. Todd says:

    I have never really truly rated Mourinho. He has always inherited good teams and simply applied rather negative tactics to get positive outcomes. I would say Porto might be the one real bright spot on his resume. He’s a great talker, but now that he’s struggling to produce, it seems just a matter of time till he cracks, like he did at Real.
    Though it seems that the British press has completely forgotten the train wreck that was his time at Real Madrid.

  8. gillyrosh says:

    Lovely goal. The fact that it helps to defeat Chelsea makes it extra special for me!

  9. COYS_USA_D1 says:

    Thank God “the special one” took Willian away from spurs. He looked amazing last night.

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