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Match facts

Basel

  • This is Basel's third appearance in the UEFA Champions League round of 16. In 2011/12 they beat FC Bayern Munchen 1-0 in the home first leg only to lose 7-0 away – their biggest defeat in UEFA club competition.
  • In 2014/15, Basel drew 1-1 at home to FC Porto – Danilo, now with City, scoring Porto's goal from the penalty spot – but suffered another heavy away defeat, going down 4-0 in Portugal.
  • Basel have already enjoyed success against a Manchester club in this season's competition, beating Manchester United FC 1-0 in Switzerland on matchday five having lost 3-0 at Old Trafford in the opening round of games. They finished second behind the English side in Group A, collecting 12 points – their highest total in a UEFA Champions League group stage.

Manchester City

  • The 2015/16 campaign is the only previous occasion City won their UEFA Champions League group and also the only time they won the subsequent round of 16 tie.
  • This is City's first tie against Swiss opposition.
  • Having won their first five games in this season's competition, City lost 2-1 at FC Shakhtar Donetsk on matchday six. They had previously won 4-0 at Feyenoord and 4-2 at SSC Napoli.
  • City did not win away in last season's competition, losing at Monaco (1-3) and Barcelona (0-4) and drawing at Celtic (3-3) and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (1-1). They have won just three of their last ten European away fixtures (D3 L4).

Predictions

Basel boast a good record against English opposition, but their solid defensive record will be put to the test by Manchester City's free-scoring attack on Tuesday, and it is the visitors who can put themselves in a great position ahead of the second leg.

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