It did not prove enough to prevent City's first loss at the Etihad Stadium for 15 months, with the Swiss side coming back to win 2-1, but progress to the quarterfinals was still comfortably secured 5-2 on aggregate.
"We forgot to attack, we forgot to play, we passed the ball for the sake of passing the ball", said Guardiola. The ball fell kindly to Kevin Trippier after Barzagli blocked a pass to Alli, and his low cross was bundled in by Son past a stranded and sprawling Buffon at the far post to hand Mauricio Pochettino's team a 3-2 advantage at the break. "The second half was really, really poor".
The pace dropped even more in the second half and City showed little urgency, seeming content to control possession without threatening in the final third.
City may have held a huge first-leg lead but it wasted no time in extending it, opening the scoring in the eighth minute. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text.
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"We won one title but it is not good for us comparing with that team".
While the Catalan acknowledges the Blues are close to lifting the title, he is keen to stress it is not yet over, and says his players must keep fighting with the same intensity to maintain momentum in Europe. "In the second half, maybe him with Leroy [Sané] he was the only one who was aggressive, who tried to do something with the ball and go forward".
"I know everyone wants to anticipate the situation and what will happen", he said. Harry Kane battled to gain the ball from two Juve players in midfield and set up the South Korean global but his fierce shot was well parried by Juventus' legendary keeper Gianluigi Buffon.
Guardiola handed Foden his second start in the Champions League and, in doing so, the 17-year-old midfielder became the youngest English player to play in a Champions League knock-out match, as well as the youngest to play in a knock-out game for an English club.
"I'm really happy and proud". They greeted the Champions League anthem by setting off several flares and they never allowed their noise levels to drop - chanting, clapping and bouncing throughout.
He can also wear it during Champions League matches, as he did for Wednesday's game against Basel, because it is not a breach of UEFA codes.