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City advanced even defeated by Basel 1-2

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Manchester City advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals despite suffering their first home defeat in over a year, going through 5-2 on aggregate after a 2-1 defeat by Swiss champions Basel on Wednesday.

City won the first leg 4-0 and unsurprisingly their manager Pep Guardiola chose to leave key players on the bench with none of Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero or goalkeeper Ederson featuring in the game.

The evening began positively for Pep Guardiola’s side, unbeaten in their last 12 Champions League home matches, when Brazilian Gabriel Jesus put them ahead in the eighth minute.

Basel drew level nine minutes later when Mohamed Elyounoussi scored by targeting in the bottom corner from just inside the area.

In the 72nd minute Basel player Elyounoussi, Michael scored 2nd goal and made a lead.

City’s last home defeat came in December, 2016 against Chelsea.

(Photo credit REUTERS)

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