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Basel vs Man City - EPL giants face tough test against Swiss champion

February 12, 2018 By Oscar Rojas
Pep Guardiola's side will finally enter the KO stage of the UEFA Champions League as the favorites to take it home. Will they live up to the hype?

Broadcast info

Who's playing? Manchester City enter the KO stage of the UEFA Champions League against Basel. For the first time, the Citizens are considered by many to be the top candidates to win the tournament, but even if they are considered to be a lock in the next stage, FC Basel will try to shock the world of football by eliminating Pep's crew in the Round of 16, just like Monaco did a year ago.

What time? Tuesday, February 13, at 11:45 PT/ 14:45 ET/ 19:45 GMT/ 20:45 CET.

What stadium? St. Jakob Park, with its 38,512 available seats, will be the venue hosting this match.

On which channels?

In Switzerland: RTS Deux, TeleClub Sport Live, RTS Sport, RSI La 2, SRF zwei, Sky Sport 1 Switzerland

In the U.K.: BBC Radio Manchester, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BT Sport Live, BT Sport 3

In the U.S.: fuboTV, FOX Sports GO, FOX Deportes, Fox Sports 2 USA, FOX Soccer Match Pass

In Canada: TSN GO, TSN3, TSN1

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Match facts

  • This will be the first meeting between these teams in all competitions.

  • Basel got to this stage as Group A's runner-up.

  • Manchester City dominated Group F from start to finish.

  • Pep Guardiola's previous trip to St. Jakob Park ended in a 5-0 win for his former side, Barcelona, in 2008.

  • Basel will be looking to book their first-ever Quarter final appearance in this competition.

  • Manchester City will be searching for their first quarter final appearance under Pep Guardiola.

Team news

The hosts were the team with the most roster changes during the UEFA Champions League break, adding three players and dropping seven. For this game, coach Raphael Wicky will have to deal with the absence of goalkeeper Germano Vailati, while Eder Balanta and Luca Zuffi are strugglig to get back to fitness, and their availability will be determined hours before the game.

The visitors enter this game after 5-1 win over Leicester, with Sergio Aguero stealing the show after scoring a poker. Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus are the team's only absentees due to injury, while Danilo will have to be cautious (if he plays) as he is one yellow card away from being handed a one-match ban.

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