Manchester City contentedly beat Basel 4-0 at St. Jakob-Park. Although bigger challenges are yet to come, their supremacy over small boys should send a serious message to big boys ahead.
Pep Guardiola’s side eased past the Swiss club they were even not familiar with by the goals of IIkay Gundogan, Bernado Silva and Sergio Aguero.
Basel had previously beaten Manchester United but City’s attacking intentions and multiple number of goals per match ascended like usual.
As it has happened a lot, Kevin De Bryune took a corner which Gundogan headed home just in the 13th minute before Silva made it two from Raheem Sterling’s assist.
An absolute comfortable lead was given to Manchester City by Sergio Aguero who netted his 198 goals for City when he scored the 3rd goal of the match.
Meanwhile the Argentine striker helped Gundogan complete his brace as Manchester City changed their match scores to four.
Given Guardiola’s record against Basel during his Basel days in which he stood at the touchline in 2008 and watched the Spanish giants clean white and black Basel 6-1.
Vincent Kompany who has battled with injuries in the recent years returned after 650 days to make his first UEFA Champions League and was part of the cruising city side.
Manchester City will at the Etihad Stadium host Basel for the return leg on the 7th of March 2018.