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On Wednesday evening will be played in the Champions League knockout stages two return matches. In one match Manchester City receives the reigning Swiss champions FC Basel. After the 4-0 away victory of the team of Pep Guardiola the second leg is only formality. The leader of the Premier League is probably only the question of how much the coach will rotate? We bet the guests from Switzerland want to say goodbye with decency from the premier class and prevent another debacle. But even against a supposed B-Elf Citizens this is a difficult task for the team of coach Raphael Wicky.
Manchester City :
Man City has already won the League Cup. The championship title is at 18 points ahead of the second-placed also only formality. Under Stratrainer Pep Guardiola the Citizens dream of the triple now. Pep already in his second year in Manchester, the feat that he never succeeded in Bayern? A move against Basel would mean the second quarterfinal entry for Manchester City in the premier class. In the league City had to accept only one defeat this season. On the 23rd Gameday lost the million troops with 3: 4 in Liverpool. So far, there have been 25 victories and 3 draws in the Premier League season. 83 own goals and only 20 goals are also the top in the best English league.
In addition, records could fall: the best mark for the most points is as well as for most goals. Even in 12 Champions League games in a row succeeded the Citizens at least one goal. For the opponents there is not much reason to cheer: In Etihad Stadium Man City allowed in 3 CL games only one goal. Actually, the Citizens stand for great performances such as the two 3-0 victories against Arsenal (League and League Cup) and the 1-0 against Chelsea on the weekend. Only in the 0: 1 against third division Wigan in the FA Cup was shown for once a completely different face. In competitions across a total of 44 competitive matches, there have been only three defeats so far.
By contrast, FC Basel is not really around. In four of five games in 2018 FCB could not score. Of the last five competitive matches, four were lost. In the domestic league one has lost the connection to the Young Boys Bern. The gap to the league leaders is already 14 points, but Basel have played two games less. After eight consecutive Swiss championships you have to take this season probably with the 2nd place. In the Cup, the Swiss series champion is already out: in the semifinals against the Young Boys Bern.
Now probably follows the off in the premier class. Coach Raphael Wicky was of the opinion that his team had been beaten down in the first leg. Basel have been in the Champions League knockout round twice. Both times they conceded after good results at home a high away defeat: In the 2011/12 season there was a 0: 7 at Bayern Munich and in the 2014/15 season a 0: 4 at FC Porto.
Manchester City vs Basel head to head matches
13.02.18 CL Basel Manchester City 0 : 4