(EFE) – Ferran Torres, reconverted to the position of No. 9 due to Manchester City’s injury problems, scored for the fourth consecutive game in the UEFA Champions League and contributed to the 3-0 win against Olympiakos, to lead comfortably Group C.
Those of Pep Guardiola, who started very strong and deflated in the second half, where they sentenced at the end through Gabriel Jesús and Joao Cancelo, achieve the three victories in three games by a Ferran who adds four goals in his last four matches in competition.
Manchester City came out overturned to avoid an early surprise like the one Porto inflicted on them two weeks ago in this field. The Celestes rolled over an Olympiakos who could barely defend himself.
With very high pressure and with Ferran as nine, City wanted to kill the game in the first minutes. The Spanish had two at the exit of two corners. The first, spur, was taken out by a defender almost on the goal line, the second was a header that went close to José Sá’s squad.
Just after de Bruyne missed a heads up, Ferran finally found the door. He threw a wall with the Belgian in the front of the area and against Sá he defined from below, scoring his fourth goal in his last four Champions League games.
He scored in the second round last year against Atalanta, when he was still playing for Valencia, and has done so in all three group stage games this year.
The but for City, in an almost perfect first half, was that they only got a 1-0 income.
In the second 45 minutes, Guardiola’s men lowered their performance and seemed to trust an OlympiaKos to whom the changes of their coach, Pedro Martins, gave him another air, capable of equalizing the match.
And the Greeks came to touch the tie. The veteran Valbuena took advantage of a mistake on a loan from Phil Foden and came close to scoring at the empty goal.
It was also played by El Arabi, an old acquaintance of Granada, who carved out a play between the centrals, but whose volley Ederson caught easily.
He could also kill him against City, but the team was short of breath in the final meters until the entrance of Gabriel Jesús.
The Brazilian invented the goal of tranquility for City. He faced a defender, threw him two threats and sent the ball to the net with a whiplash that Sá didn’t even smell.
Already on the hour, Cancelo made the third with a shot from the front hitting the post. The win leaves City first with nine points, three more than Porto and six behind Olympiakos.