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Champions League
Champions League
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Kickoff at 19:45 GMT
Etihad Stadium,Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
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Everything you need to know ahead of City’s Champions League Round of 16 clash against Swiss side FC Basel…

When and where

City host FC Basel at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday 7 March, kick-off at 7.45pm (GMT)

In the UK, the game will be shown live via BT Sport 3 but for those who can’t watch the game, don’t worry as we'll have live radio commentary right here on, while you can also get live updates on the City Matchday App and Twitter.

Check out our global TV listings to find out how you can watch the game wherever you are in the world.

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Team news

Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling are improving but Guardiola suggested this game may come too soon for the duo, while it's too early into Benjamin Mendy's recovery for him to be considered.

 is also available for selection, following his three-match suspension.

For Basel, Eder Balanta and Germano Vailati face late fitness tests. Taulant Xhaka is suspended, while Raoul Petretta, Luca Zuffi and Renato Steffen may earn recalls.

READ: City v Basel team news

READ: Pep reveals defensive decisions

READ: Focus no issue for Gundogan

Last time

City ran out 4-0 victors in the away leg, thanks to an Ilkay Gundogan double, plus goals from Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero, to place a foot into the quarter-finals.

The triumph proved the largest margin ever for an English team away from home in the Champions League knock-out rounds.


Pavel Královec will be the man in the middle, aided by linesmen Roman Slyško and Ivo Nadvornik. Jiří Moláček is the fourth official, while Petr Ardeleanu and Karel Hrubes will be the additional assistant referees.

Road to round of 16

We booked our spot in the Round of 16 after topping group F with 15 points following five wins and a loss to Shakhtar Donetsk.

City sat at the summit of the group table to Shakhtar, Napoli and Feyenoord.

Check back after Tuesday's press conference and open training session... 

READ: Our FC Basel factfile

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