Gabriel Jesus noted his return to Manchester City team with a goal as the English side emerged 3-0 victors over Olympiacos in a Champions League clash presented at the Etihad on Tuesday evening.
City’s intent was shown from the onset with Phil Foden 2 crosses requiring the guests’s protection to adjust accordingly to thwart the danger.
His first extended over the bar with the 2nd cleared at the near post by Pape Abou Cissé.
The goal was ahead in the 13th min when Torres was to play a beautiful one-two with De Bruyne, running free from Holebas and putting the ball through Sa’s legs.
Mahrez then thought he had won his side a penalty mins after the goal after a foul from Mathieu Valbuena, yet the referee fell short to award anything.
Olympiacos then grew in the game with Valbuena seeing his unsafe cross collected by Ederson prior to Sa over struck cross sailing past Rafinha as they looked for an equalizing goal.
City, in the 33rd min, believed they had actually increased their lead but Raheem Sterling was adjudged being in an offside position; the hosts seeing the Torres goal being the difference in the initial half.
On resumption, the visitors introduced Bruma and Pêpê for Randjelovic and Bouchalakis as they looked for that evasive goal.
The hosts nearly conceded a goal in the 53rd min when Foden mishit a back pass to Rock was broken by Valbuena, that as opposed to discovering the rear of the net pulled his shot large.
El-Arabi was the beside check Ederson in the City goal with Bruma seeing his shot going wide later.
With the victors raiding, Guardiola decided to make a dual change in the 68th minute with Mahrez and Foden coming off for Jesus and Rodri; Olympiakos bringing on Masouras for Camara.
City needed to wait until the 81st min to double their lead and it was Jesus with the goal.
Jesus gathered the ball from De Bruyne outside the area, ran past Cissé, kept going a bit also lengthy and then from an unpromising angle banged the ball high previous Sa’s left shoulder, just inside the close to post and right into the roof of the net.
The goal appears to have decreased the Greek titans with City adding a 3rd in the last mins.
Olympiakos offered the ball away in their own half, and Cancelo traded passes with Nmecha prior to crinkling a left-footer past Sa from 20 lawns.