Manchester City booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 2-1 to Basel in the second leg of their last-16 tie at the Etihad Stadium.
City entered the match with a 4-0 advantage from the first leg in Switzerland, and triumphed 5-2 on aggregate to ease into the final eight.
The evening began positively for Pep Guardiola’s side, unbeaten in their last 12 Champions League home matches, when Brazilian Gabriel Jesus put them ahead in the eighth minute.
German winger Leroy Sane danced through the Basel defence and set up Bernardo Silva whose low cross was tapped in by the Brazilian forward for his first goal since November.
Basel, backed by an impressively vocal travelling support, were clearly determined to restore pride, though, and they drew level nine minutes later when Mohamed Elyounoussi buried the ball in the bottom corner from just inside the area.
Runaway Premier League leaders City were content to play their trademark possession football but Basel’s endeavours were rewarded in the 72nd minute when, after excellent work from Elyounoussi, Michael Lang blasted past Claudio Bravo at the near post.
Juventus scored two quickfire second-half goals to earn a 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium, sending them through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 4-3 aggregate victory.
The Lilywhites were on course for the last eight when taking a deserved lead on the night through Son Heung-min , leaving the visitors still in need of a couple of goals with 26 minutes left to play.
Find the goals they did, though, with Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala living up to their reputations by turning the tie on its head to keep the 2015 and 2017 finalists on course for European glory.
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