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')

Team News: Kevin-Prince Boateng leads the line for Schalke 04

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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Schalke 04 coach Jens Keller prefers Kevin-Prince Boateng to Adam Szalai for tonight's Champions League group-stage decider against Basel at the Veltins-Arena.

Schalke 04 coach Jens Keller has named Kevin-Prince Boateng at the head of his attack for tonight's crucial Champions League clash against Basel.

Fitness concerns over Adam Szalai means that the Ghana international will lead the line at the Veltins-Arena, supported by Julian Draxler, Max Meyer and Jefferson Farfan.

A suspension for Jermaine Jones sees him miss out, giving a chance for Joel Matip in the sitting midfield role, while Benedikt Howedes and Felipe Santana link up in the centre of defence.

Murat Yakin has named a full-strength side as he bids to become to first coach to guide a Swiss team into the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Yann Sommer, Fabien Frei, Ivan Ivanov, Kay Voser, Fabian Schar, Valentin Stocker, Mohamed Salah and Marco Streller remain ever present for the visitors in Europe this season.

Schalke: Fahrmann, Uchida, Howedes, Santana, Kolasinac, Matip, Neustadter, Farfan, Meyer, Draxler, Boateng
Subs: Hildebrand, Hoogland, Fuchs, Goretzka, Clemens, Ayhan, Szalai

Basel: Sommer, Ivanov, Voser, Schar, Seriy Die, Stocker, Frei, Salah, El Neny, Xhaka, Streller
Subs: Vailati, P. Degen, Ajeti, Sauro, D. Degen, Delgado, Sio

Hoffenheim's Kevin Volland plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga match between 1899 Hoffenheim and 1 FC Nuremberg in the stadium in Sinsheim, Germany, on August 10, 2013
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