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Match facts: Bayern v Basel

Published: Sunday 5 December 2010, 21.45CET
Match facts: Bayern v Basel
Basel will be looking to avenge the 2-1 defeat they suffered against Bayern on Matchday 2 ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 5 December 2010, 21.45CET

Match facts: Bayern v Basel

Bayern

UEFA milestones
• Bayern have conceded 246 goals in the European Champion Clubs' Cup.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Bastian Schweinsteiger served a one-game suspension on Matchday 5. Danijel Pranjić and Toni Kroos are a booking away from a ban.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 4 December: FC Schalke 04 2-0 FC Bayern München (Jurado 58, Höwedes 67)
Butt; Lahm, Tymoshchuk, Breno, Contento; Van Bommel (Pranjić 74), Kroos, Müller, Schweinsteiger (Van Buyten 84), Ribéry; Gomez

• Nine games unbeaten before Matchday 5, Bayern suffered their second defeat in three games in Gelsenkirchen.

• Anatoliy Tymoshchuk scored twice as Bayern beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 on 27 November – their sixth successive home win in all competitions.

• Mario Gomez has scored 15 goals in his last 12 appearances for Bayern, including hat-tricks against Hannover 96 and CFR 1907 Cluj.

• Holders Bayern will visit VfB Stuttgart in the German Cup round of 16 on 22 December.

• Bayern accrued eight points from their first seven games – their worst ever start to a Bundesliga campaign.

• Louis van Gaal's side drew 0-0 with SV Werder Bremen on 11 September and against 1. FC Köln a week later – the first time the German champions have recorded back-to-back goalless draws at home in the Bundesliga.

Injury news
• Mark van Bommel (knee), a second-half substitute against Eintracht, started a game for the first time since 12 October on Saturday.

• Miroslav Klose is back in training after a hamstring problem that has kept him out since 12 October.

• Holger Badstuber was also due to resume training following a groin injury but suffered a setback and is expected to be out until the new year.

• Ivica Olić was ruled out for six months after knee surgery on 9 November.

• Arjen Robben (torn left thigh muscle) and third-choice goalkeeper Rouven Sattelmaier (bicep) are expected to be out until the new year.

Miscellaneous
• Tymoshchuk made his 100th international appearance in Ukraine's 2-0 defeat by Brazil on 11 October.

• Bayern will have a winter training camp in Doha, Qatar from 2-9 January.

Basel

UEFA milestones
• Basel have conceded 46 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final. They have scored 97 European Champion Clubs' Cup goals.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Alexander Frei has been caught offside 11 times, the joint highest total in the competition along with Kenny Miller.

• Marco Streller and Valentin Stocker served one-game bans on Matchday 5.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 4 December: FC Basel 1893 3-1 BSC Young Boys (Frei 52 77, Shaqiri 68; Doubai 41)
Costanzo; Inkoom, Abraham, Ferati, Safari; Shaqiri (Tembo 83), Cabral, Yapi (Xhaka 90), Stocker; Frei (Almerares 87), Streller

• Thorsten Fink made four changes to the team which beat Neuchâtel Xamax FC 2-1 on 28 November, Samuel Inkoom, David Abraham, Gilles Yapi and Marco Streller replacing Reto Zanni, Çağdaş Atan, Benjamin Huggel and Fwayo Tembo.

• Frei scored his first top-flight goals since mid-September, having found the net eight times in the first eight league matches of the campaign.

• Basel have lost just one of their last 12 league games.

• Basel are a point better off than they were at this stage last term, when they had also won nine of their 17 league fixtures en route to the title.

• Holders Basel will face second tier FC Biel-Bienne in the Swiss Cup quarter-finals on 2 March.

Injury news
• Streller made a surprise return against Young Boys having been out since 13 November with torn ankle ligaments.

• Huggel missed the Young Boys win because of back problems and is set to be out until the new year.

• Scott Chipperfield (back, out since 20 November) and Genséric Kusunga (knee, 30 October) have both been sidelined.

• Jacques Zoua, out of action since tearing a thigh muscle on 10 September while on duty with Cameroon, returned against Servette FC in the Swiss Cup on 20 November but has since suffered a recurrence.

Last updated: 06/12/10 14.15CET

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