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...
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...
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...
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.