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Manchester City 1-2 Basel (5-2 agg): Defeat but not despair for Guardiola as first-leg rout sees City through

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Manchester City slipped to their first home defeat since December 2016 as Basel won the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie 2-1. It was not enough to prevent Pep Guardiola’s side progressing to the quarter-finals, with Gabriel Jesus’ early goal helping them to an overall 5-2 aggregate success – but it was still an unexpected slip. Jesus put ...

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UCL: Man City crush Basel 4-0 in Switzerland

Ilkay Gundogan has now scored nine goals for Manchester City since joining in June 2016 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola praised “extraordinary” Ilkay Gundogan as his side took a giant step towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a comfortable win at Basel. City took command of the last-16 first-leg tie within half an hour in Switzerland as Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero all scored within a nine-minute period. German Gundogan, who returned from a ...

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FC Basel 1-0 Manchester United: Michael Lang strikes as United stumble

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Manchester United were denied passage into the Champions League knockout phase as Michael Lang’s 89th-minute strike snatched a dramatic 1-0 victory for Basel at St. Jakob-Park. United needed to avoid defeat to reach the last 16 and looked well on course to do that after creating a host of chances in a dominant first-half display. But Jose Mourinho’s men were ...

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UEFA Champions League: Walcott double inspires Arsenal win over Basel

Walcott has scored four goals in his last three games (Image credit: Rex Features)

Theo Walcott scored twice as Arsenal put in a dominant home display against Basel in the Champions League. It took the Gunners just six minutes to open the scoring as Walcott headed in from Alexis Sanchez’s cutback. The two Arsenal men linked up again as Englishman Walcott drilled low into the net to complete a swift team move. Basel goalkeeper ...

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Arsenal confirm signing of Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny

New Gunner: Mohammed Elneny (Image credit: PA Photos

Midfielder Mohamed Elneny has joined Arsenal from Swiss champions FC Basel and could make his debut against Stoke City on Sunday, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has said. With midfield trio Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Francis Coquelin out injured, the 23-year-old Egyptian is a welcome addition to Wenger’s squad and will provide some much-needed defensive cover. “He has joined us ...

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