Gabriel Jesus is back and in top form as he was Manchester City’s star performer with a hat-trick that made it 500 goals in an impressive 199 games of Pep Guardiola’s management.
“It’s nice, these four years together we’ve had fun and an incredible amount of good moments. Hopefully, we can [do] 500 more – in two months,” said the manager, joking.
Jesus said: “When I was young, I’d think about the Champions League. It’s a very special moment when I score and a hat-trick as well.”With Phil Foden pulling the strings – and Dinamo Zagreb around – from midfield Jesus had admirable support on a night when Benjamin Mendy also gave a reminder of why he was signed.
City were already in the last 16 as Group C winners but required a morale-boosting victory after a dire run of form and that they did in style with Jesus leading the line.