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Match facts: Basel v Bayern

Published: Sunday 19 February 2012, 21.45CET
Match facts: Basel v Bayern
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Published: Sunday 19 February 2012, 21.45CET

Match facts: Basel v Bayern


UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Basel conceded ten goals in the group stage; more than any other team in the round of 16.

• Benjamin Huggel has collected four yellow cards in this season's competition, the joint highest group stage total along with Jerko Leko of eliminated GNK Dinamo Zagreb.

• Huggel, Alexander Frei, Granit Xhaka and Marco Streller are within a booking of a ban.

Latest domestic information
Thursday 16 February: BSC Young Boys 2-2 FC Basel 1893 (Spycher 32pen, Costanzo 76; Streller 71, Stocker 90)
Sommer; Steinhöfer, Abraham, Dragović, Park; Shaqiri, Huggel (Yapi 65), G Xhaka, F Frei (Stocker 65); A Frei (Cabral 90+2), Streller

• Valentin Stocker's first goal of the season earned Basel a third successive draw, extending their unbeaten run to 13 matches. They have won nine since and drawn four since their 2-0 defeat by SL Benfica on 18 October.

• Streller has scored in six of his last seven competitive outings for Basel; Alexander Frei has struck 16 goals in his last 19 games for the club, including three penalties.

• Heiko Vogel remains unbeaten after nine league games in charge of Basel, winning six. His first match at the helm was a Swiss Cup win at FC Schötz on 15 October following Thorsten Fink's departure for Hamburger SV.

• The Swiss title holders have kept nine clean sheets in 20 league games this season.

• Basel had scored in each of their previous 18 league matches this season before a 0-0 draw with FC Sion in their first outing of 2012 on 5 February. It was their first goalless draw at home since 15 February 2009.

• Vogel's side's game at FC Lausanne-Sport on 11 February was postponed because of a frozen pitch. They will face Lausanne at home in the Swiss Cup quarter-finals on 21 March.

• Basel had a nine-day training camp in Marbella, Spain between 9 and 18 January.

Friendly results:
12/01: Basel 0-0 NEC Nijmegen, NED
14/01: Basel 3-3 Feyenoord, NED (Zoua 21 43, Chipperfield 28; Guidetti 15 67, Schaken 54)
17/01: Basel 1-0 Videoton FC, HUN (Andrist 62)
25/01: Basel 2-3 FC Vaduz, LIE (Kováč 49, A Frei 79; Burgmeier 4, Baron 20, Merenda 81)
29/01: Basel 7-1 SR Delémont, SUI (A Frei 35 74, Streller 54, Andrist 59, Zoua 77 88, Dragović 81; Hengel 55)
12/02: Basel 2-0 FC Lausanne-Sport, SUI (A Frei 19, Kusunga 71)

Injury news
• Gilles Yapi (knee, out since 24 July) and Stocker (thigh, 14 January) returned to competitive action on Thursday.

• Kay Voser is back in training as he recovers from an ankle injury that has kept him out since 17 September.

• Scott Chipperfield (January) and Philipp Degen (5 February) are out with thigh injuries.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
Stephan Andrist, Philipp Degen
Out: Roman Buess, Pascal Schürpf (FC Aarau, loan), Sandro Wieser (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Taulant Xhaka (Grasshopper Club, loan)

• On 9 February it was announced that Xherdan Shaqiri will join Bayern on a four-year deal in the summer.

• Bernhard Heusler replaced Gigi Oeri as Basel president in January. Oeri, who took the post in May 2006, has been made honorary president.


UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Mario Gomez is the competition's second highest top scorer with six goals, one fewer than Lionel Messi.

• Franck Ribéry has been fouled 23 times; more than any other player.

• Bastian Schweinsteiger's next booking will incur a suspension.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 18 February: SC Freiburg 0-0 FC Bayern München
Neuer; Rafinha (Robben 46), Boateng, Badstuber, Lahm; Luiz Gustavo, Alaba; T Müller, Kroos, Ribéry; Gomez (Olić 73)

• Bayern were held to only their second goalless draw of the season by the side propping up the Bundesliga; the Bavarian giants beat Freiburg 7-0 in the reverse fixture on 10 September.

• Bayern have won just four of their last 12 away games in all competitions.

• Jupp Heynckes's side have conceded only once in their last five matches, against Hamburger SV on 4 February.

• Bayern's 2-0 win against VfL Wolfsburg on 28 January was Heynckes's 456 Bundesliga victory as coach and player, surpassing Otto Rehhagel's German top-flight record.

• Bayern will meet VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach in the German Cup semi-finals on 21 March after goals from Ribéry and Gomez earned a 2-0 win at VfB Stuttgart in the last eight on 8 February.

• Gomez has scored 28 times in his last 30 games for club and country.

• Ribéry has scored eight league goals this term – already more than he struck in either of the two previous seasons.

• SSC Napoli's goal on matchday three was the first conceded by Manuel Neuer and Bayern in a club record 1,147 minutes.

• Bayern's winter break spanned from 20 December to 20 January. They had a training camp in Doha, Qatar from 2 to 9 January. They then beat the Indian national team 4-0 in New Delhi before returning to Munich on 11 January.

Friendly results:
05/01: Bayern 13-0 Al-Sailiya SC, QAT (Robben 36, Gomez 37, T Müller 45, Olić 50 62 74 82 84, Petersen 52 85, Ribéry 73 77, Contento 78)
07/01: Bayern 2-1 Al-Ahly SC, EGY (Olić 31 90+4; Barakat 49)
10/01: Bayern 4-0 India, IND (Gomez 14, T Müller 29 37, Schweinsteiger 43)
15/01: Bayern 4-0 FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt, GER (Kroos 12, Robben 38, T Müller 60, Schweinsteiger 90)

Injury news
• Schweinsteiger, who missed the last two months of 2011 with a broken collarbone before returning in the new year, suffered ankle ligament damage during the German Cup victory at Stuttgart on 8 February.

• Diego Contento (broken toe, out since 13 January) and Daniel Van Buyten (metatarsal, 20 January) have been sidelined.

• Breno, out since having a knee operation on 11 May, is yet to play this season. He was an unused substitute against Wolfsburg on 28 January but has since undergone further knee surgery.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
Out: None

• On 9 February it was announced that Xherdan Shaqiri will join from Basel in the summer on a four-year contract.

• Arjen Robben's wife Bernadien gave birth to their third child, Kai, on 5 February.

• In November Neuer won €500,000 for charity in the German version of television show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Last updated: 20/02/12 15.54CET

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