All Jose needed was a draw.And he didn’t get it.Hence the chagrin.
Felliani missed at least three goals in the first half and Lukaku,Martial also could not get the ball past Basel keeper Tomas Vacliki.And Basel poked in a winner in the 89th minute.
Now Mourinho will need at least a draw against CSKA Moscow in their last group game to finish on top.
Mourinho will be particularly bugged at his team losing a game they should have won easily because it means that he will not be able to rest key players against CSKA Moscow. Five days after that are EPL games against City and Arsenal.
He should have consulted Robert Burns.His best laid plans have ganged aft agley.