Guardiola warns Manchester City against complacency

Lang strike gives Basel victory but City progress

Guardiola warns Manchester City against complacency

City have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals, holding a 4-0 advantage before Wednesday's last-16 second leg at home to Basel.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been fined £20,000 and warned about his future conduct by the Football Association for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned pro-independence Catalan politicians.

Basel coach Raphael Wicky praised his side for a "very special" win, but said he expects City to be title-contenders for the Champions League.

The visitors drew level nine minutes after Jesus' goal when Mohamed Elyounoussi buried the ball in the bottom corner with a well-struck effort from just inside the area.

"It was good", Guardiola said of Foden's appearance.

When Pep Guardiola bought Aymeric Laporte in the January transfer window, the Spaniard would have hoped his new signing would shore up the City defence. "Second half we didn't attack and forgot to even pass the ball. the second half was really really poor".

The league leaders are not in action until they travel to face relegation-threatened Stoke City on Monday night but Kevin De Bruyne, Benjamin Mendy and Nicolas Otamendi were all pictured working hard at training on Thursday.

Because of Basel's last game being postponed, they've last taken the pitch a week ago. However, Guardiola made six changes to the team for this fixture, thereby bringing in players who had a point to prove in the game.

"The first half was quite good".

Looking to play on the counter, Basel registered just 22% possession at the Etihad and completed 78% of their passes.

Jesus said: "When you are in the game, without wanting it, you end up thinking about the previous game where you got injured, you have a bit of fear". The Spaniard was animated for much of the evening, barking orders at his team and the home supporters showed their displeasure as they JEERED their players as the game grew to a close.

Arsenal are well aware of Elyounoussi after coming up against him twice in the Champions League group stage last season and they have continued to keep tabs on his progress. "It is hard to say how it will go in terms of quality and momentum".

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