Manchester City 1-2 Basel, Champions League

Manchester City's Leroy Sane claims the league title is now so close he can almost feel

Manchester City are safely through to the Champions League quarter final round, despite FC Basel ending a 36-match unbeaten run at the Etihad Stadium stretching back to December 2016 on Wednesday night.

Manchester City recently secured their first silverware of this season with an emphatic 3-0 mauling of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal at Wembley last week. Or will City emphatically put themselves into the quarter-finals?

Guardiola will feel as though a full-strength City are capable of beating any side left in the competition, but the quality of those in the last-16 - let alone the last eight - prove no tie will be a simple task. "I am very proud and happy with the team, in hard circumstances they produced a really good performance", he told reporters.

With games coming thick and fast for Man City, it's a rather nice headache for Guardiola to have. "Of course we are delighted with the result we have done [in the first leg] but in football everything can happen".

"You will find in all the clubs in the world that when you make six or seven changes, always the team is not the same", he said.

Manchester City had done the job in the first leg with a 4-0 demolition and this was a chance for Phil Foden to show what he could do against European opposition in Basel. "I couldn't say I am the same as three or four years ago".

City were in complete control but lacked their usual spark as the game drfited in the second half.

Hello good evening and welcome to another night of UEFA Champions League football.

At just 17, he will want to play for a club that can give him regular playing time and Manchester City may not be a bad option.

Manchester City are 16 points clear of second-placed Manchester United in the league, needing just four wins from the final nine games to be sure of the title. The opening 10 minutes in Turin in the first leg of their Champions League tie laid bare their worst frailties. Better from City. They launch a rapid counter-attack as they work the ball to Diaz.

First awarded to the Spurs forward, Jürgen Klinsmann in August 1994, the Player of the Month award is one of the leading individual player awards in the Premier League.

That's why, we didn't know if they'd played 5-4-1 or 5-3-2 so I said 'OK we can use Laporte in both systems and set up better.' That was in that game the reason why and maybe in another game there will be another one.

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