By George Stephens • 11 December 2019 • 22:35
Gabriel Jesus hit a hat-trick as Manchester City wrapped up their Champions League Group C campaign with a convincing 4-1 win at Dinamo Zagreb.
Phil Foden, making the most of a rare start, also got on the scoresheet as City responded well to Dani Olmo’s stunning opener on a freezing night in Croatia.
Jesus, again deputising for the injured Sergio Aguero, levelled before the break and grabbed two more in the early stages of the second half before Foden added a late fourth at the Maksimir Stadium.
Dinamo complained about City’s equaliser as two players lay injured in the build-up but they were fortunate not to be reduced to 10 men when Amer Gojak elbowed Rodri in the face.
The raucous home fans never gave up but Dinamo were outplayed in the second half. Defeat not only ended their hopes of reaching the knockout stages, but Atalanta’s victory over Shakhtar Donetsk also cost them a Europa League place.
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