So, 11. Juni 2017, Basler HC - Servette (Rankhof/Rankhofhalle) 5:1 (1:0)
It is here, it is here, it is finally here. The game where we worked all season for, Baselís chance to qualify for the play offs. On another sunny Sunday Servette, who are already qualified and gave rest to some players for next weekend, are visiting Rankhof. Basel, eager to show what they are worth, started the game strong and within 10 minutes Nacho flicked in the opening goal for Basel. With some strong legs from Baselís forwards and midfielders Servette couldnít escape the Basel pressure and could consider themselves fortunate that Basel didnít extend the lead further. In the second quarter the game became more balanced, with both teams close to scoring, but strong defending and goal keeping on both sides kept the half time score in favour of Basel.
After the break, and with temperatures reaching above 30C, it was Basel who seemed to have more the motivation to win, and it was Luc who tipped-in the 2-0 after Boris out ran most of Servetteís midfield. On the other end Michi, with the assistance of the Basel defence, managed to keep his goal clean after a couple strong penalty corner saves. With 2-0 on the board the final quarter started, and as the heat caused players to cramp up, it became a battle of willpower. Fabio cleverly took a free hit outside the circle, and Filippos reacted quickly to jump in front of his defender and extended the ball into the far corner. Servette quickly managed to get one back, with a powerful shot on the backboard. With a 3-1 score and about 5 minutes to play the crowd became a bit nervous. Surely Servette wonít score again? The players on the field had none of that, and Emil fired the ball into the roof of the goal after Fabio got to the baseline and skilfully played the ball into the circle. In the last seconds Lukas tipped in the final goal of the game after another strong run from Boris. The 5-1 win means play-offs, undefeated in the second half of the season, and because Rotweiss beat Lugano, Basel ends up on a third place. Next Saturday Servette will again visit Rankhof, and on Sunday Basel will travel to Genf.
Samstag, 17. Juni BHC vs. Servette auf dem Rankhof
Sonntag, 18. Juni Servette vs. BHC in Genf