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Basel brush Valencia aside

Matias Delgado scored a first-half brace as Basel convincingly beat Valencia 3-0 at home in a match which was played behind closed doors.

Basel took the lead in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final on 34 minutes through Delgado and he added a second goal four minutes later to put the Swiss side in command.

A last-minute goal from Valentin Stocker wrapped up the win to leave Valencia with a daunting task to qualify for the semi-finals ahead of next week's second leg at the Mestalla.

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