07-Mar-2018 21:48:03 | The Guardian
Manchester City are Champions League quarter-finalists for only a second time, their only blight conceding two soft goals in this second-leg defeat against Basel though, as Pep Guardiola pointed out, given the number of changes he made this was hardly a surprise. Still, this meant Basel joined Chelsea as the only side to defeat City at home under the Catalan, the London club having done so in December 2016.
The manager was unhappy at the display after half-time. “In the second half, we forgot to attack, we forgot to play,” he said. “Just to pass the ball to pass for itself is nothing and the second half was really poor.” He went as far as to say the second half may offer succour to future opponents though as this particular XI is unlikely to be fielded again this does not feel a real concern.
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