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Manchester United conceded a late goal to lose 1-0 to Basel in Group A of the Champions League on Wednesday night.


Michael Lang popped up at the back post to tap home in the 89th minute to give the hosts a hard-earned three points after ceding possession to Man United for much of the match.

Jose Mourinho's team had the better of the chances in the opening 45 minutes, but through a mix of bad luck, some decent defending in the final third by Basel and strong play by Tomas VaclĂ­k in net, no goals ever came.

The hosts were far the stronger side coming out of the dressing room, though, with Renato Steffen forcing a save from Sergio Romero in the 56th minute before firing a lovely curled shot just wide of the far post minutes later.

Marcus Rashford, on for Jesse Lingard in the 64th minute, saw his shot from a Romelu Lukaku assist skip into the side netting right before Zlatan Ibrahimovic came on in the 73rd.

The result moves Basel into second place in the group -- level on points with CSKA Moscow but ahead on goal difference -- while United will need a result on their final matchday on Tuesday, Dec. 5, to ensure qualification.











Credit: ESPN



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