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Man City Progress In UCL, Despite Shock Loss

UEFA Champions League Report: Manchester City v FC Basel 07 March 2018

By SL International - Mar 07, 2018 11:36 PM

UEFA Champions League 

Result: Manchester City 1-2 FC Basel (5-2 on agg.)

Date: 07 March 2018

Venue: Etihad

Manchester City progressed to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, despite suffering a 2-1 loss to FC Basel in the last-16 second leg.

City were virtually already through to the next round before a ball was even kicked on the night, having thumped Basel 4-0 in the first leg.

However, the hosts wasted no time in getting the opening goal on the night as the returning Gabriel Jesus slotted home from close range after some good build-up involving Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva in the eighth minute.

Basel did level matters in the 17th minute as Mohammed Elyounoussi collected a pass from Luca Zuffi before smashing the ball past Claudio Bravo.

Elyounoussi had another chance to put Basel ahead on 32 minutes but the Egyptian lost his balance and fired from 12-yards out.

That proved to be the final chance of the half as the sides went into the break level.

Pep Guardiola's charges continued to dominate in the second half but they found it tough to break down the Basel defence.

Basel then took a shock lead in the 72nd minute as Elyounoussi turned provider to pick out Lang, who rifled the ball into the top corner.

The Citizens pushed for an equaliser in the closing stages of the second half, but the visitors remained resolute to claim the win.

Luckily for Guardiola's charges, they still advance to the next round, having won the tie 5-2 on aggregate.



ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 08, 2018 12:34 PM
@Evergreenmessi ive nothng against pep but he wont go far unles he avoid klopp,bayern,madrid&messi,dome stic he's doing well cos of sumthng am afraid to mention
Evergreenmessi Joined: 16 Jan 2018
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Evergreenmessi Mar 08, 2018 10:38 AM
@nazzi the second to me I hve noticed laziness he doesn't like those twist and turn movements he always want to recieve ball in a semistationary move then make everything slowly and intransition he can not cover he can't run back
nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Mar 08, 2018 09:26 AM
i dont know if yaya is getting old or is restricted to play a certain way but i wasnt impressed lacks fighting spirit, and that Foden kid has great potential
Zugo48 Joined: 03 Sep 2016
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Zugo48 Mar 07, 2018 11:46 PM
Hay there's no shock here...we were playing with second team here...eish i can't wait for the Draw I would love to meet with those Italian oldies...Juventus.

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