ManCity processes Basel!
Basel – Thanks to Ilkay Gündogan, Manchester City is clearly on course for the quarter-finals in the Champions League. The international player meets twice at the peat festival in Basel.
Thanks to outstanding Ilkay Gündogan, Manchester City can already plan for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Under the watchful eye of coach Joachim Löw, the international player strung up a double pack (14th, 53rd) in a clear 4-0 (3-0) win in the first leg of the quarter-final at FC Basel. Basel’s keeper Tomas Vaclik stood in the way of a possible third goal (75th) (schedule and results)
Bernardo Silva (18th) and Sergio “Kun” Agüero (23rd) scored further goals for Pep Guardiola’s dominant team (read more about the game in the TICKER)
The Citizens presented themselves mercilessly and efficiently in front of the hosts’ box, with three of the first four shots scored landing on the net.
However, there could have been a penalty kick for the Swiss champions before Gündogan’s lead, but after a check by Nicolas Otamendi against Dimitri Oberlin, referee Christian Eriksson’s whistle remained silent (12th).
National player Leroy Sane celebrated a lightning comeback for ManCity exactly 16 days after his ankle injury. The wing forward was killed in the 57th minute. for Raheem Sterling.
The 22-year-old had only returned to the team training on Monday. He had sustained the injury on 28. January in the FA Cup match second division club Cardiff City (2-0) after a nasty kick.
Former Bavarian and Barcelona coach Guardiola had denounced the hard start against Sane and appealed:”Footballers are artists and the referees have to protect them, not only my players, but everyone. Let the referees do their job.”