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Leroy Sané is fit to start for Manchester City against Basel more than five weeks earlier than expected, with Pep Guardiola admitting surprise at the German’s recovery from ankle ligament damage.
City play Switzerland’s second‑place side in the Champions League last-16 first leg at St Jakob-Park on Tuesday night. Sané is available after training with the squad on Monday for the first time since hurting his ankle against Cardiff City on 28 January. The prognosis then was that Sané could miss at least 11 matches, meaning the 22-year-old could not return until the end of March.