Draxler strike lifts Schalke

Julian Draxler's stunning goal earned Schalke a 1-0 win away to Basel and gave the German side a three-point lead at the top of UEFA Champions League Group E.

Last Updated: 01/10/13 at 22:20 Post Comment

Julian Draxler: Scored a spectacular goal as Schalke beat Basel

Julian Draxler: Scored a spectacular goal as Schalke beat Basel

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Draxler's goal came in the second half of a game which earlier had to be halted after only four minutes when Greenpeace protesters abseiled down from the roof of Basel's St Jakob-Park stadium.

Spanish referee Alberto Mallenco halted the game after the protesters unfurled a banner which contained a message against Schalke sponsors Gazprom.

The banner was removed and Mallenco resumed proceedings following a short delay. The protesters were removed from the roof and were arrested by police.

UEFA later confirmed that disciplinary action might be taken against Basel over the protest but only after the match delegate's report has been submitted.

Schalke's Kevin-Prince Boateng had the first opening after 10 minutes but his shot was off target.

The visitors threatened again but when Atsuto Uchida crossed Max Meyer's volley from the edge of the area was blocked by Ivan Ivanov.

Draxler was off target for Schalke after bringing down a cross and making room for his shot. Schalke continued to dominate the first half and with 30 minutes gone could have threatened again but for some poor control in front of goal.

A fine move by the away side split the Basel defence but poor control by Jefferson Farfan saw the chance go begging.

As Basel began to come more into the game as half-time approached Schalke picked up two yellow cards in quick succession.

Dennis Aogo was the first to be booked for a foul on Mohamed Salah and then Farfan was cautioned by referee Mallenco for his foul on Taulant Xhaka.

Five minutes before half-time Basel forced a rare corner but an inswinging delivery from the left by Marcelo Diaz to near post was cleared by Uchida.

Schalke suffered a blow just before half-time as Farfan limped off injured and was replaced by Adam Szalai.

Basel's Ivanov tried a speculative shot from distance but his effort was off target.

Draxler crossed for Szalai but his header was saved by Yann Sommer and then Roman Neustadter's volley hit the bar.

Schalke pressed their superiority and took the lead after 53 minutes when Draxler fired a 20-yard volley into the top right corner of the goal.

Schalke's Timo Hildebrand saved his side when he beat away Giovanni Sio's shot for a corner and then punched away Marcelo Diaz's flag kick.

Draxler tried to add a second late on but the visitors had already done enough to secure all three points and go top of their group.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Wednesday, 15 April 2015
19:45
FC Porto 3-1 Bay Munich Report
PSG 1-3 Barcelona  
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
A Madrid 0-0 R Madrid  
Juventus 1-0 Monaco  
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Barcelona 1-0 Man City Report
B Dortmund 0-3 Juventus  
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
A Madrid 1-0 Leverkusen  
Monaco 0-2 Arsenal Report
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Bay Munich 7-0 Shak Donetsk Report
Chelsea 2-2 PSG Report

Footer 365

Everton 1-0 Swansea: Roberto Martinez insists Romelu Lukaku is the club's designated penalty taker

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insisted Romelu Lukaku is the only penalty taker after his side's 1-0 win over Burnley.

Reading 1-2 Arsenal: Adam Federici's extra-time gaffe sends Arsenal to FA Cup final

Adam Federici's extra-time error gifted Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Reading and a place in the FA Cup final.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Eden Hazard winner sends Blues 10 points clear

Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to move 10 points clear at the top of the table.

Mail Box

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

Mailbox: The Pros And Cons Of FFP

The mailbox has gone a little bit serious as they debate the pros and cons of FFP. Does it create a closed shop or opportunity? Plus, POTY nominations and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company