May be disappointed with the goal he conceded as it wasn't right in the corner. Almost had a nightmare moment too when Safari's back pass bobbled over his foot.
A lapse in concentration almost gifted Schalke the lead when his woeful clearance fell straight for Boateng. Wasn't punished on that occasion but couldn't get out to block Draxler's shot for the goal.
Another full-back who was looking to get forward, but didn't have as much joy as his colleague on the opposite flank. A wayward shot from 25 yards his sole contribution of note to the attack.
Produced some ammunition down the right by getting forward to swing in crosses. Almost assisted Streller in the first half and looked like one of Basel's genuine threats down the right.
Found himself in a shooting position as Basel searched for a way back into the game. Looked solid enough as Schalke failed to produce many clear-cut chances.
Sat in the middle of the park and looked calm and collected on the ball but couldn't produce that chance or moment for the players in front of him.
Cleaned out by Farfan in the first period and that was possibly part of the reason he was taken off early in the second half. That and his inability to adapt his game to the poor conditions.
The 24-year-old kept Uchida on his toes down the left all evening but ultimately failed to find that cross to unlock the Schalke defence.
Disappointing set pieces from the midfielder limited Basel's chances. Whether they were too close to the keeper or didn't beat the first man, it cost the Swiss side dear.
The brightest player on the park for either side. The Egyptian was the sole perpetrator for Aogo's night of terror and only a lack of composure on his final pass, and more often a lack of support, let him down.
The experienced forward is always up for the challenge of taking on two central defenders at once but didn't come out on top this time. One good chance and one decent effort will be a frustrating return by his own high standards.
Had to be alert throughout to deep crosses and wayward through-balls, but was only ever forced in to one save. A comfortable evening.
Was beaten in the air just the once by Streller, but that was almost enough to cost his team a goal in the opening period. Showed comical timing for his forward runs at free kicks but, all in all, a solid display.
While the full-backs had difficulties coping with Basel on the flanks, Howedes had a fairly simple time dealing with any crosses. With only Streller to aim for and the rest reluctant to get forward, the centre-back reigned supreme in the air.
A quiet night for Uchida, who was called upon in a much more defensive capacity than in his previous Champions League outing. Limited Basel down the left time and time again.
Allowed little through the middle as Basel wer forced to try the channels to get at their opponents. Saw a booking for a poor challenge but that was really the only black mark against his name.
A confident performance from the teenager who was unlucky not to open the scoring when he cracked the bar. Showed wisdom beyond his years by taking his time to get off the pitch too when subbed.
Absent in the first half, Schalke's hot prospect lit up the game with a few moments of genuine quality, including his well-taken goal.
Didn't cope at all with the pace of Salah and really struggled throughout as Basel found the left-back to be Schalke's Achilles' heel. Was taken off after escaping a second booking by the smallest of margins.
For a player with plenty Champions League pedigree this was a fairly flat performance. Given the role through the middle by Keller but didn't take the chance that fell to him and struggles to link up with the midfield.
The Peruvian looked hungry early on to get the Swiss side down the right but it soon became clear the winger was carrying a knock and he didn't even make it to the break.
Unlucky with a header in the first half. Did as much as the poor conditions did to disrupt Basel's build up play with tireless closing down.
Came on late and wasted a late opportunity to level when he volleyed over.
Made a late cameo but couldn't repeat his feat of scoring the last time these sides met back in 2006.
Thrown on in the middle for the struggling Xhaka but didn't add too much more to the home side's efforts to get back on terms.
Sent on too late to have any impact on a game that Schalke comfortably saw out.
Replaced the troubled Aogo but didn't have time to make his mark.
Came on at the break for the injured Farfan. Moved to a wide position but didn't get much of chance to show his attacking intent as Schalke sought to sit on their lead and see the game out.