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Video: FC Basel 2 – Manchester United 1. United Eliminated from Champions League.

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Video: FC Basel 2 – Manchester United 1. United Eliminated from Champions League.

Manchester United crashed out of the UEFA Champions League group stage for only the third time in the past seventeen seasons with a 2-1 away loss at FC Basel on Wednesday.

Needing a draw to advance to the Round of 16, United opened the match on the attack but were soon down 1-0 after Marco Streller’s capitalized on confusion in the Red Devils’ defense and David De Gea’s goalkeeping error.

Video: FC Basel 2 - Manchester United 1. United Eliminated from Champions League

Alexander Frei sealed the win for the Swiss champions with a close range header in the 86th before Phil Jones headed in a rebounded effort in the 89th.

The three-time European champions and reigning English Premier League winners will now continue play in the UEFA Europa League courtesy of their third place group finish.

FC Basel: Sommer, Steinhofer, Abraham, Dragovic, Park, Shaqiri (Stoker, m.91), Cabral, Granit Xhaka (Chipperfield, m.83) Fabian Frei, Alexander Frei (Kusunga, m.88), Streller.

Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Vidic (Evans, m.43), Ferdinand, Evra, Park (Macheda, m.82), Giggs, Jones, Young (Welbeck, m.64), Nani, Rooney.

Goals: 1-0: m.10: Streller, 2-0: m.86: Alexander Frei, 2-1: m.89: Jones.

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