Jesus pounced inside seven minutes of this Champions League, last 16 second leg tie to make it 5-0 overall for Pep Guardiola’s men.
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City could have the Premier League mathematically wrapped up by the time they are next in Champions League action in early April.
Asked whether his team were on the same level as Barcelona, the 47 year-old replied: “No, because it’s completely different players”.
Damian Willoughby, Senior Vice President of Partnerships at City Football Group, said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Barclays and welcome such a prestigious organisation to the City family. To join this kind of team you have to be there a long time”.
Gundogan accepts City have improved significantly in Guardiola’s second season in charge but said they need results against Europe’s elite in the latter stages to measure their progress.
City could also end up being confirmed as champions at Wembley against Tottenham on April 14 – if they drop points before then.
“At Wigan one action, the red card”.
“The action from Oleksandr Zinchenko in the first half (against Chelsea) on Victor Moses – it was ‘orange”, could be yellow, could be red – and if it is red you are out of the Champions League.
Basel looked set for another torrid evening when Gabriel Jesus extended the hosts’ aggregate advantage to 5-0 after eight minutes.
“From tomorrow we will be happy to be in the quarterfinals for the second time at this club so we are new in that position and of course we are so happy for that”, Guardiola told a news conference.
“In the quarter-final it’s not going to happen that we are going to play games at 4-0”. That is why we have to be calm.
Stones also played the full 90 minutes of both the January defeat to Liverpool and February loss against Wigan, and has not started in the Premier or Champions League since January 20.
Despite having highlighted the problem of bad tackles Guardiola did not meet Riley.
“I can’t relate to it in any way, shape or form”. I don’t know what it’s going to be.
Fans of City will undoubtedly want their team to be playing when clinching the crown, but they could be celebrating after watching the Merseyside derby on April 8.
He dragged centre-backs Fabian Frei and Marek Suchy all over the Etihad Stadium with a selfless and hardworking display that will have delighted Guardiola. “That is the target”, Guardiola said. He made a comment that was far away from what it means.