Wednesday, April 3, 2013
UEFA Europa League - FC Basel
There may not be an archive of clips of FC Basel but their old stadium - the St Jakob - was a regular venue for UEFA Cup Winners Cup finals and even hosted matches during the 1954 World Cup.
1984 - Juventus beat Porto 2-1 in the Cup Winners Cup final. The St Jakob goal nets were hung as skinny Continental D's complete with ground supports (check out York City for similar).
1979 - Barcelona edge out Fortuna Dusseldorf by the odd goal in 7, all scored into a rather more traditional set of Continental D's.
1975 - Dynamo Kyiv rattle three past Ferencvaros into St Jakob's sturdy A-frames.
1969 - the sides are Slovan Bratislava and Barcelona, but the A-frames are the same.
FC Basel hosted 6 matches during the 1954 World Cup. They've got sloping A-frames like Tottenham Hotspur. One of the 6 games is a group game that foreshadowed the eventual final - though not that final's result - Hungary beat West Germany 8-3.
Bonus feature - want to see the nets at the 1954 World Cup final? Check out those ground supports!