07-Mar-2018 19:08:45 | The Guardian
If you’re wondering where David Silva is, he’s in Valencia seeing his family.
David Silva didn't train today because he is in Valencia. Nothing wrong happened, all his family is okay. He will come back at the final of the week.
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Some stats here from Opta, just to add the SUSPENSE of this evening:
• No team has ever progressed to the next round following a 0-4 home defeat in the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie.
Manchester City: Bravo; Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gündogan, Yaya Touré (c), Bernardo Silva, Foden, Sané, Gabriel JesusSubs: Ederson, Walker, Agüero, De Bruyne, Adarabioyo, Otamendi, Diaz
Our starting XI for tonight’s game against @ManCity! Bench: Salvi, Petretta, Kaiser, Stocker, Manzambi, Ajeti, Van Wolfswinkel. #FCBasel1893 #MCFCFCB #cityvfcb #UCL #zämmestark pic.twitter.com/5r4bOL5E6z
Let’s be honest, this tie was probably over with the swoosh of Sergio Aguero’s boot, 23 three minutes into the first leg, three weeks ago. The Argentinian struck the third away goal, silencing the home fans in Switzerland, and leaving the rest of Europe feeling a little queasy at the potential of Pep Guardiola’s team. Ilkay Gundogan probably had his best game in a City shirt and the visitors ran out 4-0 winners.
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