Egypt's Elneny scores but can't save Basel from Swiss Cup exit

Mohamad Mosselhi , Sunday 13 Dec 2015

The international midfielder scored his fifth goal with Basel this season

Egypt's Elneny (Reuters)

Mohamed Elneny's dazzling performance with Basel continued when the international midfielder scored his fifth goal with the team this season on Sunday during the team's 5-6 loss on penalties to Sion in the Swiss Cup quarters.

The 24-year-old scored Basel's first goal after converting a nice free kick in the 79th minute of the game, closing the gap with Sion who are leading 2-0.

Basel's striker Marc Janko levelled the score to 2-2 in stoppage time as the game went to extra time.

The Egyptian international appeared again for penalties, scoring the first kick of his side, but to no avail; Basel lost 6-5 and exited the Swiss Cup for the third consecutive time. 

Elneny, a regular member of Egypt's squad, has won three Swiss league titles with Basel since joining in January 2013.

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