Together in Group B of the 1st Group Stage of 2002/03 UEFA Champions League, Basel eliminates Liverpool shocking Europe. We can say that David defeats Goliath. Never before a swiss team reached top 16 of Champions League. An historical risult for a great team coached by Christian Gross and leaded by the goals of Julio Rossi, Christian Giménez and Hakan Yakin. They will finish 2nd Group Stage with the same points of Juventus and Deportivo La Coruna, but not enough to reach quarter finals.
Liverpool FC arrived 3rd in Group B, by losing 2 times with Valencia CF, so with 1 point less then FC Basel. On match day 6 big match in St. Jakob's Stadion, but the final result (3-3) promoted Basel and eliminated Liverpool. Owen, Smicer, Baros and Heskey goals were not enough for the team coached by Gerard Houllier.