His side reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals with a 5-2 aggregate victory over the Swiss club.
Elyounoussi had another chance to make things slightly more interesting in terms of the competitiveness of the tie, but when through on goal for a second time he kicked the turf instead of the ball.
The second half continued just like the first ended, Tottenham trying to put their more illustrious opponent to the sword with Kane going close and Moussa Dembele bossing the midfield. The second-half was really poor.
Looking to play on the counter, Basel registered just 22% possession at the Etihad and completed 78% of their passes.
City won the first leg 4-0 and therefore fielded a weakened team, hence Jesus' selection over the rested Aguero. 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. That is the target", Guardiola said.
In his post-match press conference, Guardiola fumed about how his team "forgot to play" in their defeat, and said that what they produced wasn't football.
"To just pass for itself is nothing", Guardiola said.
"They are strong, lots of set-pieces, it's always a tough game", he said.
He was not happy with the display, though, saying his players "forgot to attack" and is hoping for better when they travel to relegation-threatened Stoke on Monday.
While a much-changed City were never in any danger of not progressing given their 4-0 first-leg lead, Basel did secure victory on the night courtesy of strikes from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Michael Lang as Gabriel Jesus's opener was overturned.
Four more wins will do the job for City and they can start at the bet365 Stadium against the 19th-placed Potters.
"The action from Oleksandr Zinchenko in the first half [against Chelsea] on Victor Moses - it was "orange", could be yellow, could be red - and if it is red you are out of the Champions League".
Since the two Citizens' teams met - the one has struggled for results, the other silverware heavy already, and on an unbeaten run again.