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Steaua and Basel draw 1-1 in Champions League

Late equalizer from Leondro Tatu gives Steaua 1-1 draw against Basel in Champions League

Steaua's Adrian Popa kicks the ball struggling with Basel's Behrang Safari during the UEFA Champions League group E soccer match between Steaua Buchar...

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Steaua's Adrian Popa kicks the ball struggling with Basel's Behrang Safari during the UEFA Champions League group E soccer match between Steaua Buchar...

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A late equalizer from Leondro Tatu gave Steaua Bucharest a 1-1 draw against Basel and its first point in Group E of the Champions League on Tuesday.

Marcelo Diaz opened the scoring for the Swiss side in the 48th minute, capitalizing on an error by Steaua's Iasmin Latovlevici, who gave the ball to Marco Streller. The Basel forward passed to Diaz who unleashed a 20-meter shot past goalkeeper Ciprian Tartarusanu.

It looked to be enough for all three points until Tatu collected a pass from Andi Popa and broke through the Basel defense to beat Yann Sommer from close range in the 88th minute.

Basel dominated Steaua in the first half - with Valentin Stocker hitting the bar in the 40th minute - despite a bright start from the home team.


Updated : 2021-07-26 02:17 GMT+08:00