Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus and Joao Cancelo scored goals that led Manchester City to a 3-0 win over Olympiakos in the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League and led the Sky Blues to a 3-0 record in the UEFA Champions League. groups.
Torres scored the first goal in the 12th minute of Tuesday’s 3-0 win at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Jesús and Cancelo scored safe results in the final 10 minutes of the Group C game. Sky Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne had two assists.
Jesus entered the game after a six-week absence due to a thigh injury.
“It is very good for me to be back here,” Jesus told reporters. “When I got injured I was not happy, I worked hard to recover quickly because I want to be on the field and help my teammates.
Torres and De Bruyne passed back and forth in the tightest spaces to score the first goal. Torres dribbled a pass to De Bruyne at the top of the box before De Bruyne used his first touch to return the ball to the forward.
Torres then dribbled into the area before putting a shot between the legs of Olympiakos goalkeeper José Sa and inside the net. The Sky Blues held the tight lead through the half and the first 36 minutes of the second half before Jesus took the lead in the 81st minute.
De Bruyne gave a short pass to the penalty area for Jesus early in the game. The Brazilian forward scooped up the food before making a quick move around a defender and faking a shot. He then smashed the ball into goal points and gave the Sky Blues a 2-0 lead.
Midfielder Felix Nmecha supported the final score in the 90th minute, and Cancelo sent a quick pass to Nmecha when both players were about 30 meters from the Olympiakos net during this changeover. Nmecha then fired a pass from the first move towards his teammate.
Nmecha picked up the fast pass before sprinting to the top of the penalty area. He then threw a 20-yard shot to the left side of the net to beat Sa and score the final score.
The Sky Blues welcome Liverpool to the Premier League at 11:30 EST on Sunday in Manchester, England. Manchester City return to the Champions League for another match against Olympiakos in Piraeus, Greece, on November 25.