Basel's Dimitri Oberlin left Twitter stunned after he showed terrifying pace vs Benfica

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It was yet another breathtaking night of Champions League action, with the cream of European football showing yet again why the competition is the most prestigious in the domestic game.

Paris Saint-Germain defeated Bayern Munich 3-0, Chelsea secured a dramatic late 2-1 win away at Atletico Madrid and Manchester United turned in a masterclass to beat CSKA Moscow 4-1 in Russia.

But, the most shocking result of the night happened in Switzerland, with the country's champions Basel hammering Portuguese side Benfica 5-0.

They may have had Andre Almedia sent off for a ridiculous two-footed tackle, but take nothing away from the home side, who were impressive throughout.

A lot of players certainly caught the eye, with former Norwich City flop Ricky van Wolfswinkel getting on the score sheet once again as he continues his fine vain of form.

However, one man impressed viewers more than anyone, the Dutchman's strike partner, Dimitri Oberlin.

The Cameroonian starlet scored an impressive brace in the demolition and for his opening goal, he terrified Twitter with some ridiculous speed.

Just watch below and see how quickly he makes it from one end of the pitch to the other. Usain Bolt, eat your heart out.


Naturally, Twitter couldn't believe there eyes and if they blinked at any point, they may have missed the lightning quick Oberlin.


The 20-year-old sure has talent, particularly to produce such a composed finish after sprinting nearly 100m.

It was a fine team display from Basel but the red card shown to Almedia really put a downer on the game.

The defender was nutmegged in the corner and proceeded to try and assault his opponent through frustration.


If you look in the referee's rule book, that lunge is literally the definition of a sending off.

Basel have now put themselves in a great position to qualify for the knockout stages, with Manchester United leading the group.

The Swiss side will fancy themselves in their head-to-head clashes against CSKA and they are simply proving yet again that they a very competent team on the European circuit.

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