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Match facts: Bayern v Basel

Published: Saturday 10 March 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Bayern v Basel
Franck Ribéry (left) is tackled by Basel defender David Abraham during the first leg ©Getty Images features

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Published: Saturday 10 March 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Bayern v Basel


UEFA milestones
• None

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

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

• Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Müller's next bookings will incur a suspension.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 10 March: FC Bayern München 7-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Gomez 5 35 48, Robben 12pen 29,
Kroos 18, Ribéry 58; Luiz Gustavo og 85)
Neuer; Lahm, Boateng (Tymoshchuk 46), Badstuber, Alaba; Luiz Gustavo, Kroos; Robben, T Müller (Schweinsteiger 62), Ribéry; Gomez (Olić 57).

• Gomez scored his fourth hat-trick of the season as Bayern wrapped up their seventh successive home win.

• It was Gomez's 11th hat-trick in the Bundesliga – only Klaus Fischer (12) and Gerd Müller (32) have managed more. Gomez has scored 31 times in his last 35 games for club and country.

• Bayern have won 16 of their 18 home games in all competitions this season, losing the other two 1-0 to Borussia Dortmund (19 November) and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (7 August).

• Ribéry took his tally to 11 goals in the Bundesliga this term, equalling his previous best of 11 set in 2007/08.

• Ribéry struck both goals as Bayern beat FC Schalke 04 2-0 on 26 February, on their return to domestic action after the first leg, but the club then lost by the same scoreline at Bayer 04 Leverkusen six days later.

• That left Bayern without a goal in three away games, their worst sequence since March/April 2002. Jupp Heynckes's side have won just four of their last 14 away games in all competitions.

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

• Bayern will meet Mönchengladbach in the German Cup semi-finals on 21 March.

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

Injury news
• Jérôme Boateng was withdrawn as a precaution at half-time against Hoffenheim due to a muscular problem, while Arjen Robben ended the game with an ankle knock.

• Rafinha missed the Hoffenheim win with flu so Philipp Lahm switched to the right and David Alaba started at left-back.

• Schweinsteiger, out since 8 February with ankle ligament damage, came on as a second-half substitute on Saturday.

• Diego Contento, out with a broken toe since 13 January, has been an unused substitute for the last two games.

• Daniel Van Buyten has been sidelined with a broken metatarsal since 20 January.

• 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 29 February, Ribéry helped France to a 2-1 victory over a Germany side featuring club-mates Holger Badstuber, Boateng, Toni Kroos, Thomas Müller and Gomez. Robben scored two in the Netherlands' 3-2 win in England.

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

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


UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Benjamin Huggel has collected four yellow cards in this season's competition, the joint highest total along with FC Zenit St Petersburg's Bruno Alves and 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
 Saturday 10 March: Grasshopper-Club 0-2 FC Basel 1893 (Shaqiri 5, Degen 40)
Sommer; Degen, Abraham, Dragović, Steinhöfer; Shaqiri (Stocker 68), Huggel, G Xhaka (Yapi 74), Zoua; A Frei, Streller (Pak 89).

• Philipp Degen's first Swiss Super League goal since May 2004 sealed Basel a fourth successive win, extending their unbeaten run to 17 games. They have won 13 since their 2-0 defeat by SL Benfica on 18 October.

• Basel are 14 fixtures unbeaten on their travels in all competitions, winning nine and drawing five since a 3-1 league defeat at FC Luzern on 26 August – their only away defeat in 16 games this season.

• Eight of Basel's last 13 goals have come in the last 20 minutes of games.

• Alexander Frei has struck 19 goals in his last 23 games for the club, including the only strike against FC Zürich on 25 February and two late efforts in a 3-1 triumph over Luzern eight days later.

• Valentin Stocker, restricted this season by knee and then thigh problems, made his first start of the campaign against Zürich.

• Heiko Vogel remains unbeaten after 12 league games in charge of Basel, winning nine. 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 11 clean sheets in 23 league games this season.

• Vogel's side's are at home to FC Lausanne-Sport in the Swiss Cup quarter-finals on 21 March.

Injury news
• Park Joo Ho missed the Grasshoppers game with a calf problem.

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

• Scott Chipperfield has not played in 2012 after picking up a thigh injury in January.

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.

Last updated: 13/03/12 18.39CET

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