Man City defender Stones: We must learn from Basle defeat

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City were beaten 2-1 by the Swiss champions, their first home loss for 18 months, but it did not prevent them going through to the Champions League last eight 5-2 on aggregate.

Guardiola, who rested a number of first-team players for the match, said he was not impressed with how his team went about their business at the Etihad and he was quick to highlight the poor second-half display.

Norway global Elyounoussi scored Basel's equaliser against City before going on to set up the victor for Michael Lang in the second half to cap a fine individual performance.

Basel dealt City just their fourth defeat of the season and their second in the Champions League.

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City completed 978 passes, the most recorded by a side in a Champions League match since such statistics began being recorded in 2003, but Guardiola was not impressed.

"The first half was quite good".

"Just passing the ball without any movement, to just pass and pass for the sake of it is nothing". We are not good.

City were not at their best but their opening goal came after a superb attacking move typical of many they have produced this season. This is exactly how Sergio Aguero has found home and the killing instinct in front of the goal - he keeps his position, passes around the ball, waits for the final delivery, positions himself accordingly and fires in.

"We have a certain pride and showed that against a team that wins here so often".

"It was hard to go behind after eight minutes, it can be very hard against a team like that". Last season City won all three of their Monday fixtures, although two of them were on public holidays on Boxing Day and January 2.

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