Manchester City 1 – 2 Basel [Champions League] Highlights 2017/18
Mohamed Elyounoussi scored and set up another as Basel beat Manchester City, who advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Manchester City traveled into the quarter-finals of the Champions League regardless of tumbling to a 2-1 misfortune at home by Basel, Pep Guardiola’s men advancing 5-2 on total.
A far reaching 4-0 win in Switzerland three weeks prior gave City a foot in the last eight and the shot of a Basel rebound was dependably to a great degree remote, however the hosts battled for attachment after nine changes and slipped to a first home annihilation in any opposition since December 2016.
Guardiola took the risk to rest stars including Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, Ederson and David Silva, with Phil Foden beginning to end up the most youthful English player to begin a knockout amusement in the Champions League.
Teenager Foden included close by Yaya Toure – 17 years his senior – in midfield yet the team attempted to hold control of the challenge, in spite of the fact that City took an early lead on the night.
Leroy Sane conveyed the ball past a progression of defenders and slipped it through to Bernardo Silva, whose low cross was perfect for Gabriel Jesus to score his first goal since coming back from two months out with a knee tendon injury.
Basel dug out from a deficit to win at the Etihad Stadium, however, Mohamed Elyounoussi hammering a complete past hold goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and afterward setting up Michael Lang for a fine strike to send the meeting supporters home upbeat notwithstanding their group’s last-16 exit.
City may have held an enormous first-leg lead however they squandered no time in broadening it, opening the scoring in the eighth moment.
Leroy Sane’s driving run made space on the privilege for Silva, whose low cross furnished Jesus with a tap-in for his first objective since November.
Tomas Vaclik did well to deny Ilkay Gundogan and Basel instantly broke and evened out.
A Blas Riveros shot diverted straight to Elyounoussi, who pounded home into Bravo’s base right corner.
Dimitri Oberlin scored in every one of his past two Champions League away recreations and the forward relatively broadened that run, twisting a free-kick into the side netting.
Basel kept on working openings yet Riveros terminated directly at Bravo in the 39th moment.
With the two sides battling for infiltration after the restart, Guardiola sent on another of City’s gifted youths, Brahim Diaz, in the expectation of starting life into the challenge.
Be that as it may, it was Basel who pushed ahead with 19 minutes to go. Jesus lost ownership on the midway line and Elyounoussi drove the drowsy Toure on a happy move down the conservative before opening Lang through on goal, the right-back beating Bravo with a capable complete from a tight point.
Diaz pounded a drive directly at Vaclik in the 79th moment as City endeavored to fight back, however Basel held firm to gain a vital triumph.
City’s section into the quarter-finals was never in question however a moment Champions League thrashing of the season – Guardiola’s men lost a dead elastic at Shakhtar Donetsk in the gathering stage – may bring up issues about their odds of guaranteeing the Catalan’s third European title.