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Man City advance to tougher tests in the Champions League last eight

MANCHESTER, England -- Three points from Manchester City's 2-1 loss to Basel that still easily sees them through to the quarterfinals of the Champions League 5-2 on aggregate.

1. Man City on to harder tests

Pep Guardiola suffered just his second career defeat at the Etihad Stadium and first of this season, although his Manchester City side still comfortably reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Such has been City's dominance in the Premier League and group stage of the Champions...

Man City outclass Basel with Kevin De Bruyne again showing he's among the best

BASEL, Switzerland -- Three thoughts on Manchester City's 4-0 win over Basel on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie.

1. City take care of business 

Ruthless, fearless and simply a class above, Manchester City showed why they are seen as one of the favourites for the Champions League, even if manager Pep Guardiola isn't sure if his side are quite ready to compete for the trophy yet.

City took their swaggering Premier League form to Basel and destroyed the Swiss...

Basel could hit Manchester City with Dimitri Oberlin's blistering pace

Manchester City are most vulnerable when they are attacked at speed in transition. That was clear in the 4-3 defeat at Anfield and Jamie Vardy's strike for Leicester on Saturday served as another good example. That is why Basel coach Raphael Wicky might be tempted to gamble on Dimitri Obertin when he faces Pep Guardiola's team on Tuesday in the Champions League round-of-16 clash.

It would be very difficult to find a faster player than Oberlin, and the whole world sat and took notice of his ability...


ESPN FC writers' Champions League round-of-16 predictions

Which eight clubs will make it through to the Champions League quarterfinals? Here are our writers' predictions.

A picture shows a board displaying the fixtures after the draw for the round of 16
The line-up is set for the Champions League Round of 16.

Gab Marcotti

Juventus, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Manchester United, Roma

Mark Ogden

Juventus, Manchester City, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk

Graham Hunter

Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk


Champions League draw: Neymar to haunt Real? Chelsea to fall at Barca?

Stewart Robson joins Alison Bender to assess the chances of the five English teams in the UCL round of 16.

The draw for the Champions League round-of-16 has been made, and there's one clash that stands out as Neymar's PSG take on champions Real Madrid. But there are plenty more storylines to follow. Here's what to watch for.

Real Madrid vs. PSG

Real's punishment for finishing second in Group H could hardly have been more severe -- a tie that many would have fancied for this year's final and one that will eliminate one of the tournament's super-favourites in one stroke.

There is not much head-to-head...


UCL draw: Real Madrid vs. PSG, Chelsea vs. Barcelona, Juve vs. Spurs

The Extra Time crew talk Liverpool's Champions League chances and the round-of-16 draw.

The business end of the Champions League starts here. The draw for the round-of-16 has been made, and there's a bunch of intriguing clashes as teams plot their way to the Kiev final on May 26.

Here, correspondents covering the remaining 16 teams give their verdict on the clash awaiting their team in the first knockout round, with Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain arguably the highlight.

Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain


Real Madrid will not be happy to have got Paris Saint Germain...