Three Things to Look Forward to as Man City Travel to FC Basel in the Champions League

Manchester City face a relatively easy tie in the Round of 16 of the Champions League as they take on Switzerland champions FC Basel. Pep Guardiola's side are overwhelming favorites going into the tie but Basel have proven to be tricky customers, especially when playing in their home.


The Citizens are looking to win the quadruple and will be looking to return to England with a big advantage. Here, we take a look at three things to look forward to in the game.

3. City should be wary of Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Dutch superstar Ricky van Wolfswinkel is known to Premier League audiences from his time with Norwich City. He scored just one goal in 25 matches in England but since leaving the PL, he has rediscovered his goalscoring touch with Basel for whom he has eight goals in 14 appearances this season.


Van Wolfswinkel will be hoping to be the main man for Basel and with the Manchester City defence prone to mistakes, he will be looking to get on the score-sheet.

2. Can Aguero put Man City out of sight?

The Argentine scored four goals in the weekend win over Leicester City and he will once again be the man who will be expected to breach the Basel defence tonight. Aguero has 28 goals in all competitions and will be key if City are to win tonight.


Ably supported by the likes of Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne, Aguero will be hoping to break down a Swiss champions that conceded just five goals in the group stages.

1. Easy win for Man City?

Despite dominating the Swiss league many times, Basel are perennial under-achievers in Europe and will be facing what has been termed by many as one of the best teams in Europe. 


Over the course of this campaign, Pep Guardiola and his men have blown away plenty of teams and the Swiss champions could be the next to face their wrath.


With a hectic fixture schedule coming up, City will be hoping for a big win over Basel so that they can play the second leg with more freedom.