Friday 05 April 2013

Europa League: Bale injured in Tottenham draw

Bale injured for Spurs; Chelsea beat Rubin Kazan; Newcastle lose away to Benfica

Emmanuel Adebayor scored as Tottenham came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Basel

Gareth Bale injured his ankle as Tottenham Hotspur came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against FC Basel in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Valentin Stocker and Fabian Frei gave the visiting team from Switzerland a two goal advantage in the first half, but Emmanuel Adebayor scored before half-time and Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled the match with a deflected shot in the second half.

But Bale fell on his ankle in the last few minutes of the match, and he is likely to miss Tottenham's Barclays Premier League match with Everton on Sunday.

Fernando Torres scored twice as Chelsea beat Russian team Rubin Kazan 3-1 at home, while Newcastle lost 3-1 away to Benfica in their quarter-final first leg.

UEFA Europa League quarter-final first legs

Benfica 3-1 Newcastle United
Chelsea 3-1 Rubin Kazan
Fenerbahce 2-0 Lazio
Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 FC Basel

Key Points

  • Tottenham come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home against FC Basel
  • Gareth Bale injured his ankle in the Spurs match
  • Fernando Torres scored twice as Chelsea beat Rubin Kazan 3-1 and Newcastle lost 3-1 to Benfica in Portugal