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Fan Take: Late Goals Lead to Inter and Bayern Upsets

Late goals were the dish of the day on Wednesday in Champions League knockout play.  For almost the entirety of both matches the road sides were looking like they were going to get solid road draws before heading into the second legs at home.  All the comfort evaporated at the close of both leaving the home fans of Basel and Marseille dancing with joy.

In France, Inter Milan were looking to continue the impressive play from the Italian sides.  For 93 minutes they looked to be heading home with the advantage for the next leg.  They had dodged a couple of close range headers that squirmed wide earlier.  With time running out Marseille earned a corner kick which was whipped into the box.  Marseille's Andre Ayew nudged inside of Christian Chivu and nodded the header home for the dramatic winner.

Seconds later the match was over and Inter left in shock.  Now they'll have all the work to do in Italy to overcome the 1-0 deficit.

An equally large upset took place in Switzerland as Basel notched a late goal to shock Bayern Munich 1-0.  The Swiss were unlucky to not be comfortably ahead as they saw a pair of shots denied by the woodwork.  After over an hour of scoreless play Basel coach Vogel pulled the right moves with his substitutions.  He introduced Zoua and Valentin Stocker from the bench and the two would make the paly that broke the tie.  Zoua picked up the ball on the right side and skipped across the top of the penalty area on the dribble.  He slipped the pass to the back post where Stocker took a deft touch and placed the ball through the legs of the onrushing Bayern keeper.

The result leaves Bayern down a goal heading home for the second leg and in definite danger of crashing out against a solid Basel side.

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