Wednesday December 8, 2010 Group Stage: Group E Finished Allianz-Arena

Bayern Munich 3 - 0 FC Basel

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  1. Bayern win, Basel finish third

    Bayern win, Basel finish third

    Basel were forced to settle for a Europa League place as Bayern Munich recorded a 3-0 home victory over them in Champions League Group E. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bayern Munich
    • FC Basel
    • - Basel must settle for third place and a spot in the Europa League. Cluj have only drawn with Roma - if they had won, Basel would have finished bottom.
    • 90+2 Full time at the Allianz Arena. Simple win for the German side who sail through to the knockout stages.
    • 90' Two minutes of injury time to be played.
    • 87' Bayern going through the necessary motions now as the full time whistle creeps into view
    • 84' Yellow card shown to Gomez for a ridiculously obvious handball. Silly boy.
    • 82' Costanzo called into action once more, denying Lahm this time before Altintop sends the rebound into the terraces.
    • 79' Costanzo keeping the score respectable for Basel with another save to deny Gomez.
    • 77' Surging run and shot from Van Bommel but Costanzo's reactions are sharp
    • 76' Final change for Basel. Shaqiri replaced by Fwayo Tembo
    • 74' Ooooo dangerous lunge from Frei on Contento. Frustration creeping in there. Deserves his booking
    • 72' Rocky few moments for the home side but Basel fail to capitalise.
    • 71' Bad bad miss from Almerares who initially did well to rob Breno but skied the shot
    • 70' Foul by Tymoshchuk on Almerares. There has not been many of thos tonight. Good demonstration in fair play
    • 69' First sub for Bayern. Kroos departs and Hamit Altintop takes his place
    • 68' Schweinsteiger with another shot on target but like all those before it tonight...straight at Costanzo
    • 67' Basel look to hit Bayern on the break but Frei sends his cross long. No danger for Kraft there
    • 66' Lively surge from Lahm wins side a corner kick.
    • 65' Bayern still reolute in defence as Breno gets the better of Shaqiri to concede a corner
    • 63' The Europa League awaits Basel and on this evidence that is a more appropriate setting for their naiive football
    • 62' Hopeful at best from Xhaka as he looks to beat Kraft from way way out. At worst...desperate
    • 61' Free kick in a dangerous position for Bayern but the ball fails to beat the wall who stand firm
    • 58' Fantastic double save from Costanzo to deny Ribery and then Schweinsteiger both from inside the six yard box. Inspired goalkeeping
    • 57' SUBSTITUTION FOR BASEL Cabral off and Federico Almerares on
    • 56' Good football from Basel as Shaqiri is set free on the right wing before picking out substitute Xhaka whose acrobatic volley bounces up for Kraft to punch clear.
    • 55' Gomez has a chance to add his name to the scoresheet but connects poorly with Schweinsteiger's flighted cross
    • 54' Basel really capitulating here. How ruthless are Bayern feeling?
    • 53' Endearing moment in the wake of that goal as Ribery celebrates with his brother in the crowd
    • 52' Ribery bags his second of the evening, sidefooting Muller's low cross from the right. Simple stuff from the German side.
    • 51 GOAL FOR BAYERN! 3-0!
    • 50' That linesman being kept busy on this near side. Gomez this time
    • 49' Roma leading 1-0 in tonight's other Group E fixture. As it stands Basel will finish third.
    • 48' First sight of goal in this second period as Schweinsteiger strikes from 25 yards but Costanzo is behind it all the way
    • 47' Half time substitution made by Basel as Streller is withdrawn and Granit Xhaka is introduced.
    • 46' Second half underway in Munich with Bayern in a commanding position
    • 45' Half time whistle goes at the Allianz Arena. Great half for Bayern who sit comfortably in the driving seat
    • 43' Basel look clueless at the minute. Bayern streak clear on the counter attack and the ball is squared to Schweinsteiger this time who looks to pick out the far post with a curling effort but Costanzo reads his intentions
    • 42' Great chance for Ribery to make it three as Gomez picks out the Frenchman in acres of space but his touch is very heavy and he miscues the shot as a consequence
    • 41' Bayern on top now and Kroos seems determined to score tonight and has Costanzo scampering like a frightened pheasant with a well struck shot from distance
    • 39' Clinical period of football from the Germans who could easily have been behind in this game.
    • 38' Two in as many minutes. Gomez heads the ball on from a corner kick and Tymosschuk is in the right place to convert from a yard out
    • 37' GOAL FOR BAYERN! 2-0!
    • 36' Ruthless stuff from the home side as Contento shows great determination to get to the byline before squaring for Ribery who whips the ball into the empty net
    • 35' GOAL FOR BAYERN! 1-0!
    • 34' At last Streller times his run to perfection and he has the freedom of the Allianz arena but again Kraft stands tall to block the shot. Bayern's defence went missing there
    • 33' Great challenge from David Abraham to halt Ribery. Made good use of his chest as he slid across.
    • 32' Swiss shouts for a penalty as the ball strikes the arm of Schweinsteiger. Would have been very harsh on the German had it been given
    • 31' Chance out of nothing as Frei tests Kraft at his near post. The goalkeeper up to the challenge though
    • 30' Frustration in the actions of Streller who has a sneaky kick out at Breno who had dispossessed him
    • 29' Fierce effort from Kroos who lets fly from 30 yards but Costanzo gets everything behind it
    • 28' Bayern really making good use of the width of the pitch as Thomas Muller finds space on the the right but again the cross goes astray.
    • 27' Ribery breaks free on the left wing and sends in a low cross but there is no Bayern player near it as Basel breathe a sigh of relief
    • 26' Opportunity presents itself for Gomez in the box but he fluffs his lines with a woeful effort. So unlike him this season.
    • 25' Decent strike from Mark Van Bommel but the ball clears the crossbar
    • 24' Good atmosphere inside the Allianz Arena tonight. The fans enjoying the spectacle
    • 23' Good sliding challenge from Contento to halt the progress of Yapi on the right wing
    • 21' Tymoschuk operating in central defence in the absence of Van Buyten and Demichelis
    • 20' Needless free kick conceded by Streller as he tugs down Anatoliy Tymoschuk
    • 19' Slight lull in play as both teams continue to settle into their respective strides
    • 18' Ribery drifts in from the left and looks to pick out Gomez in the box but Basel captain Franco Costanzo is alert to the threat and plucks the ball from the air
    • 16' Kroos strides across to take the set piece and there is a hint of panic in the Basel box before the ball whistles through to safety
    • 15' Long shot from Toni Kroos takes a deflection on its route out for a Bayern corner
    • 14' Streller lurking on the shoulder of the last man is caught out again by the linesman
    • 13' Poor kick from Kraft straight out for a Basel throw in
    • 12' Gomez and Ribery singing from a very different songsheet as they end up tackling one another
    • 11' Lahm again causing havoc down the right and he crosses looking for Ribery this time but Basel escape unscathed once more
    • 10' Dangerous cross from Philipp Lahm narrowly evades the outstretched leg of Mario Gomez
    • 9' First chance of the evening goes Basel's way as Xherdan Shaqiri races through on goal but Kraft comes to Bayern's rescue with a good one handed save low to his right
    • 8' Yapi on the receiving end of a heavy challenge this time as Diego Contento is penalised
    • 7' Franck Ribery is back defending and does well to draw the foul from an enthusiastic and brilliantly named Gilles Yapi Yapo
    • 6' Basel the team with most at stake tonight with an outside chance of making it through to the knockout stages and they look like it in these opening exchanges
    • 5' Bayern with a strong team on the field despite having already secured top spot in Group E
    • 4' Bright start from the visitors. Valentin Stocker is allowed to cross for a second time from the left wing but Anatoliy Tymoschuk clears
    • 3' Marco Streller jumps the gun in an effort to latch on to the ball of Samuel Inkoom and is rightly flagged offside
    • 2' Early touch for Bayern goalkeeper Thomas Kraft who plucks the ball effortlessly
    • 1' Kick off at the Allianz Arena. Basel it is who get the game underway shooting from left to right in their change strip of illuminous pineapple yellow
    • 19:40 Basel have played five matches in Europe against German sides and won none, losing three and drawing two, but they have scored in all five matches.
    • 19:35 Mario Gomez has scored six goals from just seven shots on target in the Champions League.
    • 19:30 Bayern have only lost one of their last 13 Champions League home matches and have won the last six in a row
    • 19:25 On their only previous competitive encounter, on Matchday 2, Bastian Schweinsteiger was the hero for Bayern with both goals in a 2-1 win
    • 19:20 Basel: 1-Franco Costanzo; 22-Samuel Inkoom, 19-David Abraham, 28-Beg Ferati, 20-Behrang Safari; 17-Xherdan Shaqiri, 10-Gilles Yapi, 24-Cabral, 14-Valentin Stocker; 9-Marco Streller, 13-Alexander Frei.
    • 19:15 Tonight's starting lne ups are as follows: Bayern Munich: 35-Thomas Kraft; 21-Philipp Lahm, 44-Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, 2-Breno, 26-Diego Contento; 17-Mark van Bommel, 31-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 39-Toni Kroos, 7-Franck Ribery; 25-Thomas Mueller, 33-Mario Gomez.
    • 19:10 Basel could sneak second spot and a place in the knockout stages but would have to beat Bayern and hope Roma lose against Cluj in tonight's other Group E fixture.
    • 19:05 With four victories from their five Group E matches Bayern are already sure of topping the table.
    • 19:00 Good evening and welcome to Champions League Matchday 6 and live text coverage of the Group E fixture between Bayern Munich and FC Basel at the Allianz Arena in Munich
    • - Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Bayern Munich v Basel - kick-off is at 7.45pm UK time, we'll have all the latest team news and build-up from an hour beforehand.
  • Summary

    • - Basel must settle for third place and a spot in the Europa League. Cluj have only drawn with Roma - if they had won, Basel would have finished bottom.
    • 82' Costanzo called into action once more, denying Lahm this time before Altintop sends the rebound into the terraces.
    • 79' Costanzo keeping the score respectable for Basel with another save to deny Gomez.
    • 77' Surging run and shot from Van Bommel but Costanzo's reactions are sharp
    • 71' Bad bad miss from Almerares who initially did well to rob Breno but skied the shot
    • 58' Fantastic double save from Costanzo to deny Ribery and then Schweinsteiger both from inside the six yard box. Inspired goalkeeping
    • 51 GOAL FOR BAYERN! 3-0!
    • 43' Basel look clueless at the minute. Bayern streak clear on the counter attack and the ball is squared to Schweinsteiger this time who looks to pick out the far post with a curling effort but Costanzo reads his intentions
    • 42' Great chance for Ribery to make it three as Gomez picks out the Frenchman in acres of space but his touch is very heavy and he miscues the shot as a consequence
    • 41' Bayern on top now and Kroos seems determined to score tonight and has Costanzo scampering like a frightened pheasant with a well struck shot from distance
    • 37' GOAL FOR BAYERN! 2-0!
    • 35' GOAL FOR BAYERN! 1-0!
    • 34' At last Streller times his run to perfection and he has the freedom of the Allianz arena but again Kraft stands tall to block the shot. Bayern's defence went missing there
    • 31' Chance out of nothing as Frei tests Kraft at his near post. The goalkeeper up to the challenge though
    • 29' Fierce effort from Kroos who lets fly from 30 yards but Costanzo gets everything behind it
    • 9' First chance of the evening goes Basel's way as Xherdan Shaqiri races through on goal but Kraft comes to Bayern's rescue with a good one handed save low to his right
    • 19:20 Basel: 1-Franco Costanzo; 22-Samuel Inkoom, 19-David Abraham, 28-Beg Ferati, 20-Behrang Safari; 17-Xherdan Shaqiri, 10-Gilles Yapi, 24-Cabral, 14-Valentin Stocker; 9-Marco Streller, 13-Alexander Frei.
    • 19:15 Tonight's starting lne ups are as follows: Bayern Munich: 35-Thomas Kraft; 21-Philipp Lahm, 44-Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, 2-Breno, 26-Diego Contento; 17-Mark van Bommel, 31-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 39-Toni Kroos, 7-Franck Ribery; 25-Thomas Mueller, 33-Mario Gomez.

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  • Bayern Munich

    Manager: Louis van Gaal

  • FC Basel

    Manager: Thorsten Fink

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