Man City player ratings as Torres and Jesus score in win over Olympiacos

Gabriel Jesus celebrated his return to fitness with a sensational strike in another Champions League victory for Manchester City.

Jesus came on as a substitute midway through the second half for his first appearance since City’s Premier League opener at Wolves back in September.

And he marked his comeback with a stunning goal that settled City nerves and confirmed a perfect three-game start to their Champions League campaign.

Ferran Torres had opened the scoring early in the first half but Olympiakos were threatening a comeback until Jesus made his dramatic intervention.

Joao Cancelo gave the scoreline an emphatic look with a late strike.

City now travel to Olympiakos for their next Champions League match and only need a draw to confirm qualification for the knockout stages.

Gabriel Jesus wrapped it up with his goal

Man City (4-3-3)

Ederson 7

Always alert to danger, came out of his area to head one ball clear. Impeccable distribution.

Kyle Walker 7

Continued his fine start to the new season. Defensively solid and an attacking threat down the right.

John Stones 6

First start since City’s opening game of the season and was assured, with few anxious moments.

John Stones was back for City

Nathan Ake 7

Defensively disciplined. Held his line well to ensure El-Arabi was offside as he surged goalwards.

Oleksandr Zinchenko 6

Comfortable first-half but looked panicky at times after the break, which nearly cost City.

Kevin De Bruyne 8 MOTM

Sublime touch to Torres to set up City’s opener and was also the provider for Jesus to score.

Ilkay Gundogan 7

Anchored the midfield with usual diligence. Tidy in possession and rarely misplaced a pass.

Gundogan makes a tackle

Phil Foden 6

Some slopping passing, with one loose ball in the second-half nearly gifting a goal to Valbuena.

Riyad Mahrez 6

Had an early shot on goal blocked. Another whose passing was awry at times. Subbed.

Ferran Torres 7

Opened the scoring with his third Champions League goal for City. A constant threat up front.

Torrres celebrates his latest goal

Raheem Sterling 7

Had the beating of the experienced Rafinha down the left side with his pace and direct running.

Subs: Rodri (Foden, 69) Jesus (Mahrez, 69), Cancelo (Walker, 82), Bernardo (Sterling, 82), Nmecha (De Bruyne, 85)

Olympiacos (4-3-3): Sa 7; Rafinha 5, Semedo 6, Cisse 6, Holebas 6; M’Vila 6, Bouchalakis 5 (Pepe 46 5), Camara 6 (Masouras, 73); Randjelovic 5 (Bruma 46, 5), El-Arabi 5, Valbuena 6.

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