Manchester City looks at the Champions League trophy
Premier League leader Manchester City is visiting Basel in the first 1/8-final of the Champions League tonight at 21.45 at the St Jacob Park stadium. The “Citizens” Manager, Josép Guardiola, keeps good memories of his visits to Basel, with his career winning 5-0 with Barcelona in 2008.
Having virtually secured his title in England, now City can sink all in pursuit of the coveted goal of winning the Champions League trophy. Guardiola’s team led to eliminations with a convincing game in the group, winning 15 out of 18 possible points and his only loss came in a match no matter against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Guardiola was delighted with some good news before the game. Three of the players who missed the last matches due to injuries renewed training. These are Leroy Sane, David Silva and Fabian Delph. Silva doppy is a vowel for the titleholder tonight. The new addition, Eimerik Laporte, remains a question.
At first glance, the task facing Basel seems to be impossible, but coaches Raphael Vicki’s boys have already hurt the other Manchester team at home. The history of the Champions League, however, is not on the side of the Swiss. Not once a team from the Alpine country has jumped over the 1/8-finals. Given the difference in the Manchester City class, tradition does not seem to be disturbed this season as well.