Gabriel Jesus made a goalscoring return to motion as Manchester Metropolis maintained their 100 per cent begin within the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Olympiacos.
The Brazil striker got here off the bench to show a decent contest on the Etihad Stadium Metropolis’s approach with a ferocious end 9 minutes from time and Joao Cancelo added a late third.
Metropolis had taken a Tenth-minute lead via Ferran Torres however had been coming underneath rising strain and conceding possibilities when Jesus, making his comeback from harm, intervened.
The consequence maintained Metropolis’s three-point lead on the high of Group C and stored them effectively heading in the right direction for a spot within the final 16.
It regarded like being a snug night time early on, with Pep Guardiola’s determination to relaxation centre-backs Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte forward of this weekend’s conflict with Liverpool seeming a sensible one.
They had been rapidly into their stride and it regarded like being a busy night time for Olympiacos defender Pape Abou Cisse, who lower out a Phil Foden cross and blocked a Riyad Mahrez shot within the opening minutes.
Kevin De Bruyne then compelled a save from Jose Sa after a mistake from Ruben Semedo and it got here as no shock when Torres opened the scoring on 12 minutes.
The Spanish winger could have been unexpectedly thrust right into a centre ahead’s position because of accidents however he has tailored to it fantastically.
As soon as once more he regarded a pure as he performed a one-two with De Bruyne after which calmly side-footed previous Sa for his third purpose in as many Champions League video games this season.
Olympiacos tightened up in defence after conceding however Metropolis continued to probe. Raheem Sterling put the ball within the web once more on the second try after a save by Sa however then noticed the flag raised for offside.
Gundogan had a shot deflected over and Kyle Walker had a harmful cross lower out by Sa as Metropolis ended the primary half in management.
Remarkably, from that place of dominance, Metropolis slackened off after the break.
Mady Camara fluffed an opportunity when offered with a free header at a nook and Metropolis then had an actual scare when Foden woefully underhit a handed throughout his personal space. Mathieu Valbuena swooped and may have equalised however, happily for Foden, blasted broad.
Youssef El-Arabi then confirmed wonderful management to create a taking pictures alternative however Stones took the facility out of his effort and Ederson saved.
Guardiola tried to enliven his facet by summoning Jesus from the bench.
But Olympiacos had been rising in confidence and former Watford defender Jose Holebas flashed a shot throughout purpose after racing previous Walker.
De Bruyne tried to get into the sport extra and had a shot saved by Sa earlier than a Jesus strike was blocked.
The substitution then paid off as Jesus raced onto a move from De Bruyne and lashed a shot into the roof of the web from a decent angle to place the consequence past doubt 9 minutes from time.
Olympiacos’ hopes had been ended and Cancelo wrapped up the scoring with a long-range strike within the final minute.