Footbal: Basel 2-1 win ruins Mourinho's Chelsea Euro return
LONDON (AFP) - Jose Mourinho's return to the Champions League with Chelsea started in dismal fashion as FC Basel came from behind to seal a stunning 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Mourinho's first spell at Chelsea came to an acrimonious end exactly six years ago when he was sacked following a lacklustre 1-1 draw against Rosenborg in the Champions League.
And his hopes of erasing that painful memory with a win over Basel in his first match back with Chelsea in Europe's elite club competition since that night were dashed by a remarkable fightback from the Swiss champions.
Brazilian midfielder Oscar had given Chelsea the lead just before half-time, but the Blues paid the price for a sloppy display featuring a host of missed chances as Mohamed Salah equalised after the break and Marco Streller bagged the winner with nine minutes remaining.