Pep Guardiola’s side into Champions League quarter-finals despite loss

Man City have sealed their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals with a 5-2 aggregate score, despite losing 2-1 to Basel in the second leg.

Pep Guardiola’s side held a 4-0 advantage from the first tie in Switzerland three weeks ago, and it took Gabriel Jesus just seven minutes to open the scoring as he made his first start since New Year’s Day.

But 10 minutes later, Mohamed Elyounoussi equalised for Basel on the night before Michael Lang added the second in the 71st minute.

It ended a run of 12 successive Champions League wins at the Etihad Stadium for City, although they will still be in next Friday’s quarter-final draw thanks to the aggregate victory.

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