Dec 11, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Veltins-Arena
SchalkeSchalke 04
2-0
Basel
Draxler (49'), Matip (57')
Howedes (29'), Matip (62'), Kolasinac (77')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Voser (20'), Frei (58'), Schar (58'), Sio (85')
Ivanov (30')

Joel Matip backs Jens Keller

Schalke's head coach Jens Keller reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
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Joel Matip says that Schalke 04 are behind Jens Keller following tonight's 2-0 victory over Basel in the Champions League.

Schalke 04's Joel Matip has offered support to coach Jens Keller following tonight's 2-0 victory over Basel.

The 22-year-old scored Die Knappen's second of the evening to seal their progress into the last 16 of the Champions League at the expense of the Swiss side.

Poor form has seen Keller's position at Veltins-Arena come under scrutiny, but Matip hinted that the dressing room is behind their manager.

"We knew what was at stake," he told UEFA.com.

"This victory was also for our manager. It is a difficult time for him right now. We want to continue working hard and try to be more consistent with our performances."

It is the fourth time in seven seasons that Schalke have reached the knockout stages of this competition.

Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
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