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Man City Champions League hopes hanging by a thread

Anfield thrashing changes everything

Man City hotshot Sergio Aguero (left) celebrates with Fernandinho
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Manager
Pep Guardiola.

How they qualified
Manchester City made short work of a difficult draw to win five in a row before a lack of intensity tripped them up away to Shakhtar when qualification had already been secured. The double over Napoli highlighted City's improvement this season.

Results and fixtures

Premier League standings

Transfer action
They missed out on Alexis Sanchez to Manchester rivals United, yet if City needed strengthening it was defensively, so centre-back Aymeric Laporte's arrival from Athletic increases Guardiola's options.

Last-16 first leg 
Basel 0 Man City 4 
Ilkay Gundogan scored twice in a Swiss stroll for City. With the tie well and truly put to bed, Pep can rest players in the second leg.

Last-16 second leg 
Man City 1 Basel 2 
Gabriel Jesus scored early to give City a 5-0 lead on aggregate. Basel's comeback would have left Man City backers on the night hurting more than the players. 

Quarter-final first leg 
Liverpool 3 Man City 0 
City's Champions League hopes were left hanging by a thread after conceding three first-half goals and failing to score at Anfield. 

Prospects
The Citizens had their worst week of the season with defeat at Liverpool compounded by an embarrassing home Premier League loss in the Manchester derby. They have the quality to recover but the lack of an away goal is a massive problem. 

Mark Langdon picks the Champions League winner


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