Basel hosts Manchester City today for the first match of Champions League – Play Offs – 1/8-finals
Basel put in some very good performances in the Champions’ League group stages as they finished 2nd in a very competitive group, behind Manchester United but in front of CSKA Moscow and Benfica. They have played only two competitive matches after their winter break, losing at home to Lugano but bouncing back to a win away from home to Thun.
Manchester city won five of their six group stage games in the Champions League qualifying with one match still in hand. They are coming from a very busy period with the last match at home against Leicester wining to a comfortable 5-1 with an unstoppable Aguero who netted 4 goals in the second half taking his tall to 21 in the Premier League. Manchester City have seen at least three goals in 65% of their away games in all competitions this season, winning 75% of them stats which shows that they are the main contenders this year to get the trophy.
HEAD TO HEAD
This will be the first meeting between these sides.
The goalkeeper Vailati will not play where in doubt are Campo and the holding midfielder Zuffi.
Manchester City News
David Silva and Fabian Delph are both major doubts, whilst Benjamin Mendy, Gabriel Jesus, and Leroy Sane are all still sidelined.
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