Abseilers hold up CL clash - video

See how the Champions League clash between Basel and Schalke was disrupted by protesters abseiling from the stadium roof with a giant banner.

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The Greenpeace activists were taking a stand against Gazprom, Schalke's main sponsor and official UEFA Champions League partner, during the Group E encounter at St Jakob Park.

The match was held up for a five minutes before the protestors - watched by UEFA president Michel Platini and other dignitaries - were cleared. Julian Draxler's second-half strike eventually gave Schalke a 1-0 victory.

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