WATCH: Silva’s pass for Man City goal megs two defenders

AP Photo/Rui Vieira

Artwork, and it needed two teams.

Manchester City opened up the business end of its pretty much completed tie with Basel in the UEFA Champions League’s Round of 16 with an aesthetically-pleasing goal.

[ MLS: Twenty-three* thoughts from Wk 1 ]

Leroy Sane drove across the heart of the Basel defensive third to find Bernardo Silva, and the Portuguese playmaker sent a cross back post that Gabriel Jesus tapped in for 1-0 (Basel would equalize through Mohamed Elyounoussi to make the aggregate score 5-1).

Oh, by the way, that pass megged two Basel defenders like twins in a stylized movie (for Basel supporters, perhaps Kubrick’s Grady Twins?).