Champions League: Manchester City, Juventus qualify for quarter-final

Manchester City boss Guardiola plays down contract news

Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, starting ahead of Sergio Aguero, fired the home side in front on eight minutes but goals from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Michael Lang gave Basel a surprise victory.

Basel then took the lead on the night on 70 minutes when Lang smashed an unstoppable shot past Bravo at his near post.

Guardiola said of the 17-year-old's performance: "It was good".

"It's good for the rhythm of the future".

"From tomorrow we will be happy to be in the quarter-finals for the second time in this club's history".

"He is a good player for the future". He has to grow up and make strong but the huge quality is there'.

The Premier League squad and its Swiss Super League opponent went into the half tied 1-1.

"In the second half we forgot to attack, we forgot to play", he said after the game, as quoted by BBC Football. In the second half we forgot to attack.

Before registering the unprecedented feat in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City produced another passing record while hosting the Premier League holders Chelsea at the Etihad last week on Sunday.

"I understand after we see the second half, the people that say the team is not ready to fight for everything".

'We have shown in the past few seasons we can beat all the English clubs. But after 1-1, it didn't happen.

"You create passes to create opportunities but only to pass for itself, that isn't football".

7 - This is City's seventh consecutive Champions League participation.

"I am very proud and happy with the team, in hard circumstances they produced a really good performance", he told reporters. The special thing about this result is we have a certain pride.

The first 15 minutes of the second period passed without incident as both teams continued to concede possession in forward areas. We can be very proud.

3 - Tottenham are one of three teams still unbeaten in this season's Champions League, alongside Barcelona and Liverpool.

4 - Kevin De Bruyne has delivered four assists in his last six Champions League games after registering only one in his previous 23 games in the competition.

"The draw has to go right".



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