Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has recovered from his ankle injury five weeks ahead of schedule.
The runaway Premier League leaders destroyed Basel's morale with a three-goal burst after just 23 minutes of the first leg last-16 mismatch.
A brace from Ilkay Gundogan, and goals from Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva secured an emphatic 4-0 win for City on Tuesday, which is the biggest away score recorded by an English club in the tournament's knockout rounds.
Gundogan did his FIFA World Cup hopes no harm with a sublime second as Germany boss Joachim Low looked on from the stands and, by the time that showpiece comes around, Guardiola could be reflecting on a history-making return in Manchester.
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"An excellent result", he said.
"We defended well and we were clinical - we had four chances and took them all".
"If we have this game at the Etihad and it's a 3-2 or a 2-2 draw that won't give us a good feeling to go to the next round", the burly Belgian said.
The visitors enjoyed 74% possession against the reigning Swiss Super League champions and they made a mammoth 868 passes in the game, compared to Basel's 294. "We have showed we were the better team today and only for a lack of motivation or effort can we not do the same at home".
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He succumbed to his injuries on his way to the hospital. "The attack exposes the fascist face of the CPI (M)". Meanwhile, the Congress has announced a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the district today against yesterday's attack.
City have now won more games this season in all competitions (34) than they did in the whole of last season (33).
"Of course, we will be focused against Basel at the Etihad, but with Arsenal and Chelsea to play (in the Premier League) it's important to be focused there, too".
"We are still in February". Like we said in the beginning, game by game.
"We are still in February and in the Premier League we are in an incredible position and we are nearly in the quarter-finals, we are in one final (EFL Cup) and on Monday we have the opportunity to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup".
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Terror group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in which gunman Seifeddine Rezgui killed a total of 38 tourists. Some 440,000 people from the United Kingdom visited Tunisia in 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Centre-backs Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi were unsettled by Oberlin, although penalty claims against the latter found no sympathy from referee Jonas Eriksson. "We try to arrive focused and win the games".
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