Source: Football Impact
The Swiss club FC Basel won its first friendly match against Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-2 (2-2) today at the Marbella Football Center. Samuele Campo, Silvan Widmer and Valentin Stocker scored the goals against the Bundesliga team.
FCB needed tits time to find itsway into its first friendly match of the new year. The first 20 minutes were clearly for Fortuna Düsseldorf, who had already played a friendly match against FC Twente in Marbella (1-1). This was not only reflected in Bernard Tekpetey’s header in the 9th minute, but also in other occasions for the Germans.
In the 25th minute, a free kick by Samuele Campo was also deflected and reached the goal. However, this sense of achievement seemed to inspire the Red-and-Whites and, as a result, FC Basel players were able to get into the game more easily. They even took the lead in the 36th minute, when Silvan Widmer scored a header corner from Campo. Unfortunately FCB were unable to take this lead at half-time, shortly before the break Erik Thommy scored for Düsseldorf.
The second half showed a different side, as did most winter friendly matches. Both teams changed completely. Valentin Stocker scored the only goal after wonderful preparatory work by Edon Zhegrova. Otherwise, FCB was the most active and best team in the second half and deservedly won the first of its three test matches at the training camp. Despite the fact that FCB-Goalie Djordje Nikolic had to face a big save just seconds before the final whistle to secure the victory once and for all.
The team from Basel will continue on Monday, January 13th with a test match against VfB Stuttgart. Fortuna Düsseldorf will now bid farewell to its stage with Football Impact in Marbella.