Nov 26, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​St. Jakob-Park
Basel
1-0
Chelsea
Salah (87')
Xhaka (37'), Serey Die (63')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Obi Mikel (65'), Ramires (76')

Petr Cech: 'Qualification the only positive'

Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech during a game against a Thailand XI on July 17, 2013
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Petr Cech says that Chelsea were poor against Basel, with the only positive of the night being that they qualified from their group.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has said that the only good thing to come out of his side's 1-0 defeat against Basel tonight is qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The Blues were second best for most of the match, although Cech did his best to keep them in the game with a number of saves in the first half.

However, Mohamed Salah grabbed the decisive goal in the 87th minute.

"We are qualified and that is the only positive as we did not play well," Cech told Sky Sports News.

"If you give your opponent in the Champions League the feeling they can win, they can win.

"First half we did not play well, and in the second half we improved. The last touch was always missing."

Chelsea qualified after Schalke drew away to Steaua Bucuresti in Group E's other game.

Chelsea's Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o is brought of the field in a stretcher after being injured during the UEFA Champions League group E football match against Basel on November 26, 2013
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