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Roger Federer Congratulates Basel For Defeating Man Utd

Tennis superstar, Roger Federer, has congratulated FC Basel for beating Premier League giants, Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Right back, Michael Lang scored the only goal of the match to give his club a deserved 1-0 win over United.

Federer on Wednesday took to his Twitter account after the match to congratulate the Switzerland club.

The 19-time grand slam champion, who is a strong supporter of Basel wrote, “Words can’t possibly describe this incredible moment for this club, wow!!!! Congrats to the team.”

United dominated the first half of their penultimate group game, with Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo hitting the woodwork.

But, on the brink of securing the point they needed to reach the knockout stage, the visitors were undone by Michael Lang’s 89th-minute goal.

“The first half was the perfect half – without the goals. I cannot complain. I cannot blame the players,” said Mourinho.

“I think if we play a match like this 10 times, nine we win comfortably. In one we lose – and the one was now.”

Renato Steffen and Dimitri Oberlin had already gone close for the hosts in the second half before Lang turned in Raoul Petretta’s cross at the back post.

Anything better than a seven-goal defeat by CSKA Moscow in their final group game on 5 December would still guarantee United their place in the last 16.

Basel is second in the group ahead of third-placed, CSKA Moscow and just three points behind United.

With one more match remaining for the group stage, the Raphael Wicky’s men have the opportunity to qualify for the knockout round (rounds 16).

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