Manchester City’s Ilkay Gündogan strikes twice against Basel in easy win

Manchester City are surely coasting into the Champions League quarter-finals for only the second time in their history after this emphatic win.

This was simple stuff: Kevin De Bruyne swung a corner in from the left and Gündogan beat Fabian Frei to head past Tomas Vaclik from a narrowing angle. Basel’s manager would have felt doubly aggrieved moments later as City took the lead.

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