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El-Nenny’s FC Basel progress to Swiss Cup final beating Kahraba’s Luzern
Davide Calla’s 80th minute winner was enough for FC Basel to see off Luzern in the Swiss Cup semi-final.
El-Nenny started the game while Kahraba came on from the bench in the game’s final minutes.
The visitors were in it for the win as they see themselves lying fifth in the Raiffeisen Super League and the cup was their most realistic shot at silverware this season.
Luzern looked threatening early on and could have taken the lead in the opening minutes of the game had they been less wasteful with their chances.
The home side’s first shot on target came in the 19th minute of the game when Serey Die tried his luck from outside the box.
El-Nenny was then fouled near the the box 25 minutes into the game, but Basel could not benefit from it.
Despite looking like the weaker side for the first 20 minutes of the first half, FC Basel took the initiative for the rest of the first half and came close on several occasions.
Contradicting with their approach in the first half, the visitors started the second-half defending deep and set to attack on the counter.
Basel scored through Davide Calla with 10 minutes to go, leaving Luzern in a tricky situation. Kahraba came on soon after.
Kahraba came close to scoring in the 87th minute, but his shot from inside the box was blocked.
Stocker was fouled by the last defender which resulted in the latter’s sending off, further complicating matters for the visitors.
Basel will now meet the victor from FC Thun and FC Zurich in the Swiss Cup final in May.