Basel clinched a comfortable 1-0 win against Liverpool in the Uefa Champions League at St Jakob Park on Wednesday night. Raheem Sterling looked for an early lead as he had the ball in the back of the net from close range but the offside flag ruled against him. The hosts were forced to make an early change after Behrang Safari got injured and that saw Darlis Gonzalez making his way in.
Marco Streller put the hosts in the ascendancy on 52 minutes with a goal from a set piece. Mario Balotelli almost leveled matters with a powerful free kick but Victor Vaclik blocked him. The Reds kept pushing looking for an equaliser but nothing came to their rescue and they tasted their first loss in this campaign.