Manchester City 1-2 FC Basel: Uefa Champions League TV, live streaming 2nd LEG - New Gersy

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Manchester City 1-2 FC Basel: Uefa Champions League TV, live streaming 2nd LEG

The Swiss champions, currently second in their domestic league, face their sternest challenge of the season so far.

Manchester City begin their Champions League knock-out journey fresh in the knowledge that they have a 16-point gap between themselves and cross-town rivals United in the Premier League.

As such, Pep Guardiola can afford to field his strongest side against one of the lesser lights left in Europe's top club competition in FC Basel.

The Catalan coach will be further buoyed by Sergio Aguero's four-goal performance against Leicester at the weekend, with Gabriel Jesus still unavailable through injury.

Basel, currently second in the Swiss Super League, five points behind Young Boys, bounced back from a home defeat to Lugano with an away win at FC Thun on Saturday and will look to bring the game to visiting City at St. Jakob Park.

Manchester City vs FC Basel: Uefa Champions League prediction, TV, live streaming, start time, team news, line-ups

With the Premier League title all but wrapped up, Manchester City return to Champions League action against FC Basel this week.

City won their first five group games to wrap up qualification to the knockout stages before losing the dead rubber to Shakhtar Donetsk on the final matchday.

Meanwhile, the Swiss outfit finished behind Manchester United in Group A and beat their English opponents at St. Jakob-Park along the way.

Basel have further pedigree against English opponents, beating Chelsea in 2013 and United again in 2011 so this will be no walk in the park for Pep Guardiola & Co.

Scroll down for New Gersy's comprehensive preview...

Start time
Basel host Manchester City at Eithad Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on Tuesday, March 7.

TV and live online coverage
The match will be televised live on BT Sport 3, with coverage starting from 7pm. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Alternatively, you can follow the action from 7.45pm with New Gersy blog.

Team News

FC Basel
Raphael Wicky looks likely to be without defensive midfielder Luca Zuffi as the Switzerland international struggles with injury, while goalkeeper Germano Vailati remains a long-term absentee.

Potential Basel starting XI: Vaclik; Lang, Suchy, Balanta, Petretta; Xhaka, Die; Stocker, Elyounoussi, Bua; Van Wolfswinkel

Man City
Gabriel Jesus (knee), Benjamin Mendy (knee) and Leroy Sane (ankle) will all miss Tuesday's clash.

David Silva is also a doubt after missing Saturday's match with Leicester due to a hip issue.

The return of John Stones gives Pep a selection headache at the centre of defence, while Phil Foden offers the coach an additional option in midfield.

Potential Manchester City starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Danilo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; B. Silva, Aguero, Sterling

1st HALF
Manchester City 1-1 FC Basel

Manchester City 1-2 FC Basel

1st LEG
FC Basel 0-3 Manchester City

FC Basel 0-4 Manchester City

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