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Basle,

Switzerland: see BaselBasel
or Basle
, Fr. Bâle, canton, N Switzerland, bordering on France and Germany. It is bounded in the N by the Rhine River (which becomes navigable in the canton) and in the S by the Jura Mts.
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Basle

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1. a canton of NW Switzerland, divided into the demicantons of Basle-Landschaft and Basle-Stadt. Pops.: 263 200 and 186 900 (2002 est.). Areas: 427 sq. km (165 sq. miles) and 36 sq. km (14 sq. miles) respectively
2. a city in NW Switzerland, capital of Basle canton, on the Rhine: oldest university in Switzerland. Pop.: 165 000 (2002 est.)
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At the very least they should have come away from Basle with a point and a clean sheet at the Bernabeu was not beyond their reach.
Liverpool never really threatened Tomas Vaclik in the Basle goal and that was not just down to the absence of Sturridge, who has missed the last six matches with a thigh injury but could return against West Brom at the weekend.
Basle are a decent enough team under Paulo Sousa, who was Brendan Rodgers' predecessor at Swansea and is doing well in Switzerland.
The Blues, who have nine matches next month, last season suffered the ignominy of becoming the first winners to exit the tournament at the group stage in defence of their title, before responding by beating Basle in the semi-finals en route to winning the Europa League.
Goals from Mohamed Salah and Marco Streller, after Oscar had put Chelsea in front, also saw Basle end the Blues' 13-match unbeaten run at home in European competition.
The last time Chelsea lost a Champions League group match at Stamford Bridge was against Besiktas on October 1, 2003, and Basle thoroughly merited being the team who brought the near 10-year, 29-match run to an end.
Bayern now have a quarter-final ahead of them, while Basle last night had a long journey home.
MAKING HIS POINT Vogel gives out some instructions during Basle training yesterday
Punters should be aware that Basle take on Grasshoppers in the Cup final on Monday which could see Murat Yakin rotate his troops.
Chelsea, playing in white, had to be patient as Basle started well before Azpilicueta raced down the right and crossed to the near post, where Lampard's prod towards goal was turned away for a corner by Sommer.
Basle threw everything at the Londoners in extra-time, but they could not find a way through and the game went to penalties.
Welbeck was a constant threat, getting in behind the Basle defence numerous times, notably in the ninth minute, when he was first to a loose ball, but was unable to steer his effort on target.