By definition, the Europa League is a tournament for also-rans -- but Basel's 2-2 draw with Fiorentina on Thursday night felt like an exception.
Basel are already seven points clear at the top of the Swiss league, while Fiorentina's fine start means they're currently joint-second in Serie A. This was a meeting between two title challengers and there was an obvious link between them.
Paulo Sousa won the Swiss Super League with Basel last season, his second consecutive league victory, having won the...
A stunning long-range effort from Mohamed El-Nenny earned Basel a 2-2 draw against 10-man Fiorentina at St Jakob-Park to ensure the Swiss side's qualification for the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Victory for the Viola would have see them move level on points with their hosts at the top of the Group I table.
Despite recovering from a red card for defender Facundo Roncaglia, who elbowed Breel Embolo, to lead 2-0 through a double from Federico Bernarderschi, the Italian team were not able to...
Substitute Nikola Kalinic scored twice in the second half as Fiorentina came from 2-0 down to earn a point against Tuscan rivals Empoli on Sunday.
Goals from Marko Livaja and Marcel Buchel gave Empoli a first-half lead in Florence before Kalinic came on after the re-start to spark the Viola's attack and secure a 2-2 draw.
The Croatian forward headed in Fiorentina's first in the 56th minute before getting behind Khouma Babacar's cross to tap-in the equaliser four minutes later.
Kalinic almost struck...