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Nov 4, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at St. Jakob-Park
Basel
4-0
LudogoretsLudogorets Razgrad
Embolo (34'), Gonzalez (41'), Gashi (59'), Suchy (65')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Result: Basel brush Ludogorets Razgrad aside

Basel put four past Ludogorets Razgrad to climb to second in their Champions League group.

Basel put four past Ludogorets Razgrad in Group B of the Champions League this evening to climb to second in the standings and put pressure on Liverpool.

The Swiss outfit came close to breaking the deadlock in the 10th minute when Luca Zuffi bent a free kick towards goal, his effort taking a wicked deflection before being saved by Vladislav Stojanov.

Ludogorets Razgrad's forward from Slovenia Roman Bezjak vies with FC Basel's Czech midfielder Marek Suchy during to the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between FC Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad on November 4, 2014© Getty Images

Ludogorets had a great opportunity to draw first blood in the 27th minute as Roman Bezjak's neat flick-on fell kindly for Dani Abalo, but the Spaniard's effort went narrowly over.

Basel took the lead in the 34th minute when 17-year-old striker Breel Embolo opened his Champions League account with a half-volley from the edge of the box.

The Swiss side made it two just before half time as Derlis Gonzalez latched on to a long ball, cut inside the area and struck an effort beyond the reach of Stojanov.

FC Basel's forward Derlis Gonzalez who scores the team's second goal is congratulated by teammates Cameroonian forward Breel Embolo and Albanian forward Shkelzen Gashi during to the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between FC Basel and Ludogor© Getty Images

Both sides created opportunities in the early stages of the second half, Basel coming closest when Embolo took advantage of slack defending and forced a save from Stojanov with a first-time strike.

Embolo tuned provider for Basel's third, floating a cross into the area for Shkelzen Gashi to hit first time and leave the Ludogorets goalkeeper stranded.

Basel's fourth came from a corner in the 65th minute. Luca Zuffi provided the delivery and experienced defender Marek Suchy rose highest in the area to nod home and pile more misery on the Bulgarian champions.

Liverpool's second defeat to Real Madrid in as many weeks in the group's other fixture sees Basel leapfrog them in the standings with two games to play.

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Ludogorets Razgrad's forward from Slovenia Roman Bezjak vies with FC Basel's Czech midfielder Marek Suchy during to the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between FC Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad on November 4, 2014
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