Pep Guardiola‘s men took a massive step towards the quarter-finals with the win at St Jakob-Park and are favourites to win Europe’s premier competition this year.
Ilkay Gundogan stole the headlines with goals either side of the break for City and Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero also got on the scoresheet in Switzerland.
The result was the biggest away win in the knockout stages by an English side in the history of the competition.
Liverpool held the previous record with their 3-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven in the quarter-finals back in the
City boss Guardiola hailed the ‘extraordinary’ Gundogan following the German’s double against Basel.
‘Gundogan is an extraordinary player,’ the Catalan told BT Sport.
‘Last season we missed him a lot for the six months he was out with an injury.
‘That’s why we’re so satisfied for the performance – not just for the goals for the quality he has, for the personality to play. He played fantastic.’