Manchester City’s first visit to Switzerland turned out to be a very pleasant one indeed.
Pep Guardiola’s watched his side pass Basel to death on Tuesday night as they almost certainly secured their passage to the quarterfinals of the Champions League courtesy of three goals inside the first half hour.
While they are far from the glory days of Hakan and Murat Yakin, Basel are still a decent outfit with some promising young players. They could not, however, trouble a team that has now scored nine goals in their past two fixtures.
In the 20th game where City have scored three goals or more this season, here are five things we learned: