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Three things we learned from Basel 0-4 Manchester City

Four goals and practically job done.

FC Basel v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

1 - Manchester City are all but in the Quarter Final

Barring a major catastrophe at the Etihad, City’s place in the next round is all but confirmed meaning Pep Guardiola can save some legs. There is no need to play the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling in the second leg and the pair could do with some rest in preparation for the end of the season. Whether Guardiola opts for this remains to be seen, but the job is without a doubt more than done.

2 - This team can outscore anyone

The ease with which City create chances and dispatch them is outstanding. This ability means they go into games knowing they can outscore all opponents and that is needed when facing European giants like Barcelona and Real Madrid in the latter stages of the European Cup.

3 - The “B team” has definitely improved

Calling Ilkay Gündoğan and Bernardo Silva part of the B team may be harsh but at the start of the season they represented a noticeable drop in quality from David Silva and Leroy Sané. As the season has progressed and these players have settled, there is less of a noticeable difference. The ability to rotate and know you’re still going to get a strong performance is crucial to Guardiola’s plans as he looks to win every trophy ever.