Basle forced to make emergency landing during flight to Russia

FC Basle's preparations for their last-16 Europa League second-leg tie against Zenit St Petersburg were disrupted when illness to midfielder Mohamed Elneny forced an unscheduled stopover in Germany.

The 20-year-old Egyptian complained of feeling unwell on the flight to Russia and the squad were re-routed to Berlin to enable him to receive medical attention.

An ambulance drove onto the airport apron and Elneny was assessed by another doctor before the flight resumed - after a 50-minute break - with the player declared fit enough to continue the journey.

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