He controversially oversaw the Champions League quarter-final in 2007 between Bayern Munich and AC Milan over the objections of the German club , who believed that they had suffered against Milan the previous year because of another Russian, Valentin Ivanov's refereeing. Baskakov, according to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, was too inexperienced to manage the pressure-cooker environment of San Siro. The match itself seemed to reflect Rummenigge's concerns, as Baskakov awarded a dubious penalty to Kaká after a challenge from Lucio. Kaká converted the penalty to put Milan ahead.
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