FC Basel and Eintracht Frankfurt face off each other in the Round of 16 ties of 2nd leg in UEFA Europa League 2019-2020.
Basel stands under Group A and has succeeded in four matches out of six. In the previous first-leg match, Basel defeated Frankfurt by 3-0. In the Swiss Super League 2019-20, the 20-times Swiss champions Basel finished 3rd in the table. The Swiss club is moving towards to their first-time quarter-final entry in Europa Lague after 2013-14. Marcel Koller's side is coming off with a winning streak of six-games at the domestic league.
Eintracht Frankfurt makes their trip to Switzerland to face Basel in the 2nd leg after losing the 1st leg encounter by 3-0. Frankfurt comes under Group F in Europa League and appeared in three victories and three losses. They also had a disappointing campaign at Bundesliga after finishing 9th in the table. Adi Hutter’s task to overturn the first leg defeat at Jackob-Park would be a difficult one.
Team News & Lineups
Goalkeeper Jonas Omlin is expected to sit out due to a hamstring issue. Basel are playing in 2nd leg without Ramires, Luca Zuffi, and Afimico Pululu due to the injury issue.
Lineup: Nikolic; Widmer, Comert, Alderete, Riveros; Xhaka, Frei; Stocker, Campo, Petretta; Cabral
Europa League form: W L W W W W
The defender Makoto Hasebe recently undergoing knee surgery and expected to be part of the eleven. Djibril Sow is suspended after picking up his third yellow card in the first-leg game.
Lineup: Trapp; Abraham, Hasebe, Hinteregger; Costa, Rode, Ilsanker, Kostic; Kamada; Silva, Dost
Europa League form: L W L W D L
Fabian Frei (midfield): 4 goals
Kevin Bua (forward): 3 goals
Daichi Kamada (midfield): 6 goals
Filip Kostic (forward): 2 goals