Mario Gomez of Bayern Muenchen celebrates his first goal together with his teammate David Alaba during a Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Bayern plays FC Basel in the UEFA Champions League on February 22, 2012. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images)

UEFA Champions League: FC Basel, Marseille Net Miracle Winners

After 80-plus minutes of 0-0 play in both Wednesday games, the home sides both found massive goals late.

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FC Basel Vs. Bayern Munich, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Home Side Find Winner

Similar to the way they defeated Manchester United at St-Jakob's Park in the group stages, FC Basel defended well, kept their shape and hit on the counter to defeat Bayern Munich in the Round of 16 on Wednesday. The Swiss champions are taking a 1-0 lead to the Allianz Arena, thanks to a late winner by substitute Valentin Stocker.

The first half was a wild one, and both teams should have scored multiple goals. Incredibly, they went into the break tied 0-0, thanks to some great goalkeeping and some bad luck for the attacking players on both sides. Aleksandar Dragovic had a16th minute header cleared off the line by Holger Badstuber, while Marco Streller struck the crossbar in the 29th minute. Franck Ribery had multiple chances for Bayern, but Yann Sommer came up big in the first half with multiple saves on the Frenchman.

Perhaps both managers adjusted their tactics in the locker room, because the second half was considerably more open. Things probably changed for the worse for Bayern in the 71st minute, when Thomas Müller came on for Ribery. He looked like he was limping as he came off, and an injury would be the only explanation for Ribery's substitution. He was the best player on the pitch by some distance.

Basel's winner came on a counter attack in the 86th minute, with two substitutes combining. Jacques Zoua, who entered for a tired Xherdan Shaqiri just three minutes earlier, set up the goal with a great run and through ball into the box. Rafinha completely lost track of Stocker, who took a touch before putting a left-footed finish between the legs of Manuel Neuer.

Bayern will be favored to win at home, but no matter the score, they will have to do it by multiple goals to avoid extra time. Because Bayern did not score an own goal, Basel will go through with any one-goal loss in which they score.


Marseille Vs. Inter Milan, 2012 Champions League: Late Goal Sinks Inter

Marseille dealt yet another blow to Claudio Raineiri's Inter Milan, striking with an incredibly late goal to earn a 1-0 win at the Stade Velodrome. The hosts probably deserved their victory, but it was a dull match, featuring long spells of Marseille possession but little penetration as inter seemed happy to play for a 0-0 draw. The visitors came out of their shell only when they could poke the ball forward to Diego Forlan without committing too many bodies to the attack, and although they came close a couple of times they never looked as though they were going to break their long scoreless streak.

Ninety minutes in, it seemed as though Inter had got the draw they were playing for, despite continual pressure from Marseille. The visitors had defended well all evening, refusing to allow the Ligue Un team much of a sniff at Julio Cesar's goal, but in the 92nd minute Andre Ayew forced the veteran keeper into a good save then nodded the resultant corner into the back of the net. It was virtually the last kick of the game, and it condemned Inter to yet another loss. Marseille know that they can advance now - an away goal at the San Siro will see them in very good stead to get to the quarterfinals.


Marseille Vs. Inter Milan, 2012 Champions League: Lineups

Inter Milan are looking to continue the Serie A revolution in making it three strong games from three in the Champions League knockout stages. The Premier League has already been outscored 7-1, and now Inter are taking on Ligue Un opponents Marseille. They'll try to do so with a combination of Diego Forlan and Mauro Zarate, but the nerazzurri are not Milan or Napoli and they might just struggle against Marseille - although their opponents, missing Loic Remy, are hardly in the best of shape either.

Marseille starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Steve Mandanda; Jeremy Morel, Nicolas N'Koulou, Souleymane Diawara, Cesar Azpilicueta; Alou Diarra, Benoit Cheyrou; Andre Ayew, Mathieu Valbuena, Morgan Amalfitano; Brandao.

Substitutes from: Gennaro Bracigiliano, Djimi Traore, Rod Fanni, Jean-Phillipe Sabo, Charles Kabore, Andre-Pierre Gignac.

Inter Milan starting lineup (4-3-1-2): Julio Cesar; Christian Chivu, Walter Samuel, Lucio, Maicon; Javier Xanetti, Esteban Cambiasso, Dejan Stankovic; Wesley Sneijder; Mauro Zarate, Diego Forlan.

Substitutes from: Luca Castellazzi, Andrea Ranocchia, Yuto Nagatomo, Andrea Poli, Joel Obi, Giampaolo Pazzini, Diego Milito.

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