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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Muller by Adilson Cabral. Mark Van Bommel takes the direct free kick.
Bastian Schweinsteiger produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Berang Safari on Thomas Muller. The ball is delivered by Holger Badstuber, Bastian Schweinsteiger scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Basle 1-2 Bayern Munich.Assist by Holger Badstuber.
Effort on goal by Bastian Schweinsteiger from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Bastian Schweinsteiger produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Adilson Cabral replaces Benjamin Huggel.
Effort on goal by Ivica Olic from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Foul by Marco Streller on Bastian Schweinsteiger, free kick awarded. Marco Streller booked. Holger Badstuber takes the free kick.
Thomas Muller has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Danijel Pranjic sends in a cross, clearance made by Beg Ferati.
Alexander Frei fouled by Philip Lahm, the ref awards a free kick. Alexander Frei has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Xherdan Shaqiri leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Chipperfield.
A cross is delivered by Ivica Olic.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danijel Pranjic by Valentin Stocker. Direct free kick taken by Danijel Pranjic.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Gilles Yapi Yapo goes wide right of the target.
Miroslav Klose leaves the field to be replaced by Anatoliy Tymoschuk.
The ball is swung over by Xherdan Shaqiri.
Corner taken short by Alexander Frei.
Alexander Frei produces a cross, blocked by Holger Badstuber.
Danijel Pranjic concedes a free kick for a foul on Gilles Yapi Yapo. Gilles Yapi Yapo takes the free kick.
Thomas Muller produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Bastian Schweinsteiger by Marco Streller results in a free kick. Holger Badstuber takes the direct free kick.
Mark Van Bommel produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Miroslav Klose takes a shot. Save made by Franco Costanzo.
The ball is crossed by Benjamin Huggel, Marco Streller takes a shot. Jorg Butt makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Xherdan Shaqiri, Holger Badstuber makes a clearance.
Benjamin Huggel fouled by Thomas Muller, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Valentin Stocker.
Benjamin Huggel takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Thomas Muller sends in a cross.
Philip Lahm produces a cross, clearance by Samuel Inkoom.
Xherdan Shaqiri sends in a cross, Alexander Frei has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.
Thomas Muller produces a cross, clearance made by David Abraham.
Foul by Bastian Schweinsteiger on Marco Streller, free kick awarded. Bastian Schweinsteiger is cautioned. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alexander Frei from right channel.
Handball by Ivica Olic. Franco Costanzo restarts play with the free kick.
Bastian Schweinsteiger is adjudged to have handled the ball. Franco Costanzo restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner worked by Holger Badstuber.
Danijel Pranjic booked for unsporting behaviour.
Toni Kroos leaves the field to be replaced by Ivica Olic.
Benjamin Huggel gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Thomas Muller. Placed penalty scored by Bastian Schweinsteiger. Basle 1-1 Bayern Munich.
Benjamin Huggel concedes a Penalty for a foul on Thomas Muller. Bastian Schweinsteiger scores a placed penalty. Basle 1-1 Bayern Munich.Assist on the goal came from Thomas Muller.
The ball is sent over by Holger Badstuber, save by Franco Costanzo.
Short corner taken by Holger Badstuber.
Unfair challenge on Valentin Stocker by Thomas Muller results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Berang Safari.
The ball is crossed by Berang Safari.
Xherdan Shaqiri takes a shot. Save by Jorg Butt.
Valentin Stocker delivers the ball, save by Jorg Butt.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bastian Schweinsteiger by Benjamin Huggel. Free kick crossed by Holger Badstuber.
Gilles Yapi Yapo challenges Bastian Schweinsteiger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Philip Lahm crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Franco Costanzo.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Hamit Altintop on Gilles Yapi Yapo. Alexander Frei takes the direct free kick.
Mario Gomez replaces Hamit Altintop.
Mark Van Bommel takes a shot. Save made by Franco Costanzo. The assistant referee flags for offside against Thomas Muller. Indirect free kick taken by Franco Costanzo.
A cross is delivered by Berang Safari.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danijel Pranjic on Xherdan Shaqiri. David Abraham restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Philip Lahm, David Abraham manages to make a clearance.
Bastian Schweinsteiger fouled by Marco Streller, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gilles Yapi Yapo on Mark Van Bommel. Free kick taken by Mark Van Bommel.
Corner taken by Alexander Frei. Marco Streller produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
Valentin Stocker produces a cross, clearance made by Holger Badstuber. Xherdan Shaqiri takes a shot. Save by Jorg Butt.
Holger Badstuber concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexander Frei. Direct free kick taken by Alexander Frei.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gilles Yapi Yapo by Philip Lahm. Gilles Yapi Yapo takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Philip Lahm.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Xherdan Shaqiri by Toni Kroos. Toni Kroos receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Alexander Frei.
Toni Kroos takes a shot. Comfortable save by Franco Costanzo.
Mark Van Bommel takes a shot. David Abraham gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Valentin Stocker by Mark Van Bommel. Free kick taken by Alexander Frei.
Hamit Altintop sends in a cross, save by Franco Costanzo.
Holger Badstuber concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexander Frei. Holger Badstuber receives a caution. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alexander Frei from right channel. Benjamin Huggel is ruled offside. Jorg Butt restarts play with the free kick.
Miroslav Klose concedes a free kick for a foul on Beg Ferati. Franco Costanzo takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Alexander Frei. Free kick taken by Jorg Butt.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Van Bommel on Marco Streller. David Abraham takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Marco Streller.
Corner taken right-footed by Xherdan Shaqiri to the near post, Marco Streller takes a shot.
A cross is delivered by Toni Kroos, David Abraham makes a clearance.
Samuel Inkoom delivers the ball.
Thomas Muller challenges Beg Ferati unfairly and gives away a free kick. Franco Costanzo takes the direct free kick.
A goal is scored by Alexander Frei from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Basle 1-0 Bayern Munich.Assist by Marco Streller.
Toni Kroos takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by David Abraham. Short corner taken by Toni Kroos. Shot from deep inside the area by Daniel Van Buyten clears the crossbar.
Xherdan Shaqiri fouled by Holger Badstuber, the ref awards a free kick. Xherdan Shaqiri takes the free kick.
Corner from right by-line taken by Mark Van Bommel. Corner taken by Mark Van Bommel from the right by-line.
Toni Kroos takes a shot. Save by Franco Costanzo.
Bastian Schweinsteiger takes a shot. Blocked by David Abraham.
Bastian Schweinsteiger takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Muller.
The ball is delivered by Danijel Pranjic, save by Franco Costanzo.
Mark Van Bommel sends in a cross.
Bastian Schweinsteiger produces a cross, save by Franco Costanzo.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danijel Pranjic on Xherdan Shaqiri. Xherdan Shaqiri takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Danijel Pranjic.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Xherdan Shaqiri on Toni Kroos. Direct free kick taken by Toni Kroos.
Hamit Altintop delivers the ball.
The match gets underway.
It is the end of the first-half.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal will sign a new one-year deal at the Allianz Arena this week, handing the Bundesliga champions a significant boost ahead of Tuesday's testing trip to Basle.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed today the only things that are lacking on the new contract are the signatures.
"We have fundamentally agreed on a contract extension and, although nothing has been signed yet, that is just a formality," he said on the club's website.
"The contract will certainly be signed in the next few days."
Rummenigge also guaranteed the deal would be completed irrespective of the outcome of Tuesday night's second Champions League Group E fixture.
"I prefer to do things which are maybe unexpected," he said.
"Anybody can sign contracts after victories so therefore it is a good signal for the public that we can still show how much we treasure the coach even after the defeat to Mainz (at the weekend)."
It is a statement of intent from Bayern as the club have got off to a particularly poor start after they claimed the domestic double last season and also reached the Champions League final.
Saturday's shock defeat to Mainz left them with just one victory from four games at the Allianz Arena this season and Rummenigge has warned his players that they must show a response in Switzerland.
"The beautiful thing about football is that we have the chance to put things right three days later and we have got to put things right because you cannot survive in the Champions League with such a performance," he said.
"We cannot afford ourselves the luxury of believing that sooner or later we will turn things around like last season.
"We have got to ensure we turn the corner now."
Bayern made the short flight this morning without the injured Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Breno and Diego Contento, who has been ruled out for four to six weeks due to a groin injury he picked up in training on Friday.
Danijel Pranjic replaced him on Saturday, but his error led to the opening goal for Mainz and Van Gaal may make another change at the back with the out-of-favour Martin Demichelis a candidate with Holger Badstuber moving across to the left.
Bayern will be coming up against a familiar face at the St Jakob Park Stadion as their former midfielder Thorsten Fink is in charge of Basle.
They warmed up for the eagerly-anticipated clash with a 4-1 win at Zurich in the Swiss Super League, even after losing both Behrang Safari and Beg Ferati to red cards.
However, both are still eligible to play since their suspensions only apply domestically.
Former Stuttgart and Cologne striker Marco Streller scored two of their goals on Saturday and he is looking forward to the clash, even though he recognises that his side will be up against it.
"Bayern are the overwhelming favourites, but that does not mean we have no chance," said the Swiss striker.
Bastian brace sees Bayern past Basle
Bastian Schweinsteiger struck a second-half double as Bayern Munich recovered from a goal down to beat Basle 2-1 at St Jakob Park.
Bayern were deservedly behind at half-time after Alexander Frei's wonderfully worked 18th minute strike, but the Bavarians roared back after the break.
Schweinsteiger equalised from the penalty spot 10 minutes after the restart and sealed the win two minutes from time when he turned in Holger Badstuber's free-kick at the back post.
Victory for Bayern meant they have won both of their two matches in Group E so far while for Basle it was a second successive 2-1 defeat.
Bayern had looked the more likely to score before they fell behind, with Toni Kroos' low angled drive tipped just wide by Basle goalkeeper Franco Costanzo.
The visitors then may even have had a penalty when Xherdan Shaqiri appeared to handle the ball under pressure from Miroslav Klose, but Basle were ahead with 18 minutes gone.
The goal owed much to the strength and skill of Marco Streller, who outmuscled Badstuber before backheeling a pass for Frei to curl an unstoppable shot into the top corner.
The goal sucked the life out of Bayern's early dominance and the Germans were run ragged for the next 20 minutes as they clung on in the contest.
Benjamin Huggel had a header ruled out for offside while the lively Shaqiri slid a pass along the six-yard box but just behind an unmarked Streller at the back post.
Streller then missed the chance to get on the scoresheet when the Bayern defence allowed a corner to bounce through to him but the striker headed over in space.
The German champions did, however, show signs of regaining their composure with Mark van Bommel forcing a sharp save from Costanzo.
Van Gaal made an attacking change at the break, sending on Mario Gomez for Hamit Altintop.
His side responded by playing with greater purpose and they were level 10 minutes after the restart when Huggel fouled Thomas Muller in the area.
Schweinsteiger sidefooted the penalty low into the bottom right corner.
Bayern's early swagger started to return and they looked destined to go ahead when Philipp Lahm's low centre slid invitingly across goal before Costanzo got a vital touch.
Substitute Ivica Olic added to their threat as he found space down the left without finding the telling final ball.
Basle's attack was not completely redundant, however, and Streller should have done better than to head Huggel's cross straight into the arms of Hans-Jorg Butt before Gilles Yapi Yapo bent a 20-yard shot just wide.
The game was decided, however, in the final moments when Badstuber bent a free-kick to the back post and the defence failed to track Schweinsteiger to allow him to leap and sidefoot in.
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