This is a Group E Champions League match between FC Basel and Steaua Bucuresti. Basel went to Chelsea and got three points. they’re looking to collect another three points at home against Bucuresti, who currently sit in the bottom of the group.
“Basel are favorites to win this game because we’ve conceded seven and not scored while they beat Chelsea in London,” said Steaua coach Laurentiu Reghecampf, said via ESPN FC. ”We’ve conceded too many goals in our first two games and we want to pay our fans back.”
Bucuresti might not be able to get into the top two spots, they could still get to the third spot which would move them into the Europa League tournament.
“It’s a very important match for us,” said Reghecampf. “It’s probably our last chance. We’ve got to win to stay in the race for second or third.”
Even though Basel is currently in second, they are well aware that Chelsea and Schalke are the favorites to advance from the group. They could be playing for third as well.
“We can take a step towards third place with a win,” Basel coach Murat Yakin said. ”With a bit of luck we can aim for second, but unfortunately, after the setback against Schalke, we need to aim to win so that we can look for third place.”
Date: October 22
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Steaua Stadium
Stadium: Bucharest, Romania
TV Info: Not televised
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go