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Local News Summary of May, 15th

  • Schedule conflict: Champions League showdown in Cardiff, champions party in Basel
  • Injured after attack: 32-year-old and partner are victims of robbery
  • Thun fought for a 3:3 draw at Joggeli

Schedule conflict: Champions League showdown in Cardiff, champions party in Basel

The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus Turin will take place on the first Saturday in June in the Welsh capital, Cardiff.

On the same evening, the FC Basel will officially celebrate winning the Swiss champion trophy in Basel’s city centre. 

Football fans do not have it easy: at the end of the season one highlight chases after another. It is true that the FC Basel had already secured the championship, although the game schedules for the championship, trophy, and national teams has left little time to celebrate.

"The last game is on Friday and then we can officially present the trophy. It was logical to hold off the celebrations until the last game," said Andrea Roth, media spokesperson for the FC Basel.

It is fitting to celebrate the two stars on the red and blue shirts. Not only will the players be taken to Barfüsserplatz on a Waggiswagen before celebrating on the balcony of Papa Joe's restaurant, but they will also give interviews which will be broadcast on a big screen. Also in attendance will be players who won previous championships for the FC Basel.

At the moment, there are no plans to broadcast the Champions League Final at the same event, according to Ms Roth. Regarding the clash between the two events, she said that it would have been too difficult to choose another date for the championship celebrations because some of players are due to return to their home countries for national games. 

Of course the FC Basel had not planned the schedule conflict, although for the team there were no other suitable dates available to them. Celebrating their win without the national players seemed obvious, but this was not an alternative option for them. So it remains for the football fans to make the choice: either celebrate the champions trophy at Barfüsserplatz, or sit on the sofa and keep their fingers crossed for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Injured after attack: 32-year-old and partner are victims of robbery

A 32-year-old man was injured when he was robbed at the corner of Klybeckstrasse and Klingentalgraben in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

According to the information of the criminal police of the prosecution, the man had been heading along Klybeckstrasse towards Claraplatz with his partner at the time. At the corner of Klingentalgraben they were approached by three unknown men who demanded cash.

The 32-year-old was then punched by two of the men, which caused him to fall to the ground. The third robber prevented the man's partner from intervening. The thieves then stole the man's wallet and ran off in an unknown direction. An immediate search for the men was unsuccessful. 

Thun fought for a 3:3 draw at Joggeli

In their first game as a twentyfold champion, the FC Basel could only manage a draw against the FC Thun at the Joggeli stadium at the weekend.

At first, Thun fought to get one goal in Basel. However, the team from the Berner Oberland were soon two goals up, thanks to Dejan Sorgic. After Renato Steffen and Mohamed Elyounoussi equalised for FC Basel, Geoffroy Serey Die scored in the 90th minute, supposedly scoring a win for Basel. However, in the third minute of extra time, Sorgic scored a third time for Thun and the game ended 3:3.