The Champions League is back! There’s nothing quite an European night, that music and that beautiful trophy that has big ears. One of the favorites to win the Champions League this season is Manchester City, and the Blues begin their road to the Final on Tuesday night.
The Premier League leaders are in Switzerland to face FC Basel in the first leg of the Round of 16, and while the draw was favorable for City they still cannot take things for granted. Basel are always at the top of the Swiss League and had a fantastic group stage in the Champions League, including a win over Manchester United.
They must be taken seriously, but you can expect Pep Guardiola to take every opponent seriously. There are a few injuries, of course, but the Blues are still favorites to win. Can they do the job? Watch it and find out!
Competition/Round: UEFA Champions League, Round of 16 1st leg
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, 7.45pm GMT (UK), 8.45pm WAT (Nigeria), 2.45pm EST, 11.45am PST (USA), 1.15am IST (India, next day)
Venue: St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
How to watch on TV: BT Sport 3 (UK), Fox Sports 2 (USA), TSN 1 (Canada), SuperSport 6 (Nigeria), Sony Six (India), others
How to stream: BT Sport Live (UK), Fox Sports GO (USA), TSN GO (Canada), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Bernardo, Agüero, Sterling
Basel: Vaclik; Lacroix, Xhaka, Suchy; Lang, Frei, Serey Die, Riveros; Elyounoussi, Oberlin, Stocker