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Marco Streller: Basel have nothing to lose, pressure is on Porto in UCL tie

Marco Streller does not plan to play his final Champions League match at Porto on Tuesday evening as Basel head to Portugal needing a positive result to reach the quarterfinals.

Streller, 33, scored the only goal of the night when Basel beat Liverpool early in the group stage of this year's competition.

That home win coupled with the 1-1 draw at Anfield in the final round of Group B games ended Brendan Rodgers' hopes of progressing to the round of 16, where Basel now take on Porto.

Three weeks ago,...

Marco Streller: Basel block Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, Dejan Lovren for win

Marco Streller believes that shutting down Steven Gerrard and Dejan Lovren was the key to Basel's 1-0 Champions League victory against Liverpool.

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Basel have long become the bogey team for Premier League clubs after beating Chelsea and Manchester in recent years, and they made Brendan Rodgers' side the next to suffer defeat at the St. Jakob-Park on Wednesday.

Twelve years ago, Liverpool were able to come back from being 3-0 down in the group stages of Champions League, but this time around they were...