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Yaya Toure Starts - Manchester City Team vs Basel Confirmed

Yaya Toure Starts - Manchester City Team vs Basel Confirmed

Despite losing for just the fourth time all season, the runaway Premier League leaders still cruised through 5-2 on aggregate after doing the hard work in Switzerland three weeks ago. And that might be a problem.

Pep Guardiola has told his Manchester City players to use their Champions League defeat by Basel as a wake-up call to ensure standards do not slip with two more trophies still up for grabs.

Not that Pep Guardiola was particularly bothered about a surprise 2-1 home loss to Basel.

Since the two Citizens' teams met - the one has struggled for results, the other silverware heavy already, and on an unbeaten run again.

'We are happy to be in the quarter finals, we are so happy for that.

Given their aggregate lead we will likely see a number of changes to this City side for the second leg, but the depth in Guardiola's squad is what has made his team so formidable this season.

Bernardo says City will pay Basel the respect they deserve on Wednesday evening, despite a 4-0 lead from the first leg.

Jesus might have to bide his time now, which would be frustrating for the Brazilian after his recent time out of the team with knee ligament damage and the fact that he will be looking to impress Brazil coach Tite with only three months to go before the World Cup in Russian Federation.

"That is the target", Guardiola said.




"It's good for the rhythm of the future".

There's clearly been a shift in the battle for striker supremacy between Aguero and Jesus.

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

Atletico Madrid were the big winners in the first round of games, beating Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0 at Wanda Metropolitano, while Arsenal also picked up a victory in their trip to AC Milan.

"We forgot to attack, we forgot to play, we passed the ball for the sake of passing the ball", said Guardiola. While overturning the deficit they are faced with could be a task too far, an away win to earn back some pride will certainly be on the players' minds.

Competitive action is likely to be at a premium for Neymar before Russian Federation 2018 and, although he was pleased to get minutes and a goal under his belt, Jesus conceded there are mental scars to address when it comes to finding out whether a freshly healed injury will stand up to the rigours of top-level competition.

With Gundogan in scintilating form, City have another captivating talent in their armoury and finally look "ready" to reach the upper echelons of European football. Fabian Delph, who replaced Mendy as City's left back for the season as well as Raheem Sterling have all returned, giving City a timely boost.

Guardiola revealed some good news regarding injury absentee Benjamin Mendy, who has been out for months.


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