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FC Basel 1893 coach Heiko Vogel welcomes his old employers FC Bayern München to Switzerland for the first leg of the clubs' round of 16 tie.
• Vogel, a former Bayern youth coach, was assistant to Thorsten Fink when Basel lost twice to the Bavarian side in last season's UEFA Champions League group stage. While Bayern are appearing at this stage for the fourth consecutive campaign, Basel are competing in the last 16 of the modern UEFA Champions League for only the second time and have reached the quarter-finals only once – in 1973/74.
• Bastian Schweinsteiger's 89th-minute strike earned Bayern a 2-1 win on their first visit to St. Jakob-Park on 28 September 2010. Schweinsteiger had cancelled out Alexander Frei's 18th-minute opener with a 56th-minute penalty.
• The lineups were:
Basel: Costanzo, Inkoom, Abraham, Ferati, Safari, Huggel (Cabral 87), Yapi (Almerares 90), Shaqiri (Chipperfield 80), Stocker, Frei, Streller.
Bayern: Butt, Lahm, Van Buyten, Badstuber, Pranjić, Van Bommel, Schweinsteiger, Altıntop (Gomez 46), Kroos (Olić 56), Müller, Klose (Tymoshchuk 77).
• Louis van Gaal's Bayern prevailed again in Munich, Franck Ribéry (two) and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk scoring in a 3-0 victory that confirmed Basel's elimination.
• Last season was the clubs' first encounter in UEFA competition though Bayern did face a Basel XI in the 1962/63 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Bayern won the first leg 3-0 and advanced after the second leg was not played.
• Basel will hope to claim another notable scalp having beaten Manchester United FC on their last outing in the competition – a 2-1 home victory that swept them into the last 16 as Group C runners-up. Yet they must improve their home record against Bundesliga opposition, with four defeats in five matches.
• Group A winners Bayern have won six of their last nine UEFA Champions League away games, including a 1-0 success at FC Zürich in this season's play-offs.
• Jupp Heynckes was also in charge when Bayern faced Neuchâtel Xamax FC in the 1987/88 European Champion Clubs' Cup second round. Bayern lost the first leg 2-1 – Lothar Matthäus scoring their away goal – and left it late to turn the tie around in Munich through Hans Pflügler (87) and Jürgen Wegmann (90).
• Vogel coached Thomas Müller, Philipp Lahm, Holger Badstuber, Toni Kroos and Diego Contento during his time in Bayern's youth system from 1998 to 2007, which featured spells overseeing the Under-10, U13, U15 and U17 teams.
• Schweinsteiger enjoys playing at St. Jakob-Park for, besides last season's double, he scored in successive games there at UEFA EURO 2008 – against Portugal in the quarter-finals and Turkey in the semi-finals. Lahm hit Germany's last-minute winner in that latter match.
• Frei played for Borussia Dortmund from 2006 to 2009. He appeared in their 2-1 German Cup final loss to Bayern in 2008 and that same year suffered a 5-0 Bundesliga away defeat by the Bavarian outfit, but did score twice in Dortmund's 3-2 league win in January 2007.
• Ivica Olić scored for Hamburger SV against Basel in a 1-1 draw in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup group stage.
• Markus Steinhöfer began his career in Bayern's youth ranks and played for their reserves from 2003/04 to 2005/06. He later had spells with Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Kaiserslautern, while Benjamin Huggel played for Eintracht between 2005 and 2007.
• Marco Streller had four seasons in Germany at VfB Stuttgart from 2004 to 2007, playing alongside Lahm and Mario Gomez. His stay included a loan spell at 1. FC Köln.
• Streller hit Switzerland's goal in a 3-1 friendly defeat by Germany in February 2007. Lahm, Schweinsteiger and Gomez were in the opposition lineup, Gomez scoring. Gomez struck twice more when Germany beat Frei and Huggel's Switzerland 4-0 in a St. Jakob-Park friendly in March 2008. Lahm and Schweinsteiger were also in Germany's team.
• Scott Chipperfield's Australia lost 4-0 to Germany at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with Müller among the scorers.
• Streller had a penalty saved when a Switzerland side also featuring Frei lost a shoot-out against a Ukraine team including Tymoshchuk in the last 16 of the 2006 World Cup.
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