Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, 11 Dec: Gabriel Jesus (Man City)

Pep Guardiola's side ended their Champions League Group Stage campaign unbeaten.

 
9:00am on Thursday 12th December 2019
By
Martin Macdonald
Gabriel Jesus
S (C), AM (R) - Man City - 22 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
66'
10
Dec 11, 2019
66Minutes played
3Goals
4Total shots
19Final third passes
7Touches in box
4Duels won
25Passes completed
45Touches

Gabriel Jesus continued to deputise for the injured Sergio Aguero by netting a superb hat-trick for Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, as they defeated Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 away from home.

All of the Brazilian's goals displayed one or more aspects of his predatory instinct to be in the right place at the right time. His first and third goals showed the benefits of running ahead of the defender as he glanced a header home and then peeled away to the back post to side-foot a strike expertly into the net.

The second was the most impressive of the three, though, as he exchanged a lovely one-two with Phil Foden before dribbling into the area to curl a lovely finish into the bottom corner.

Not simply a goalscorer, however, he completed 25 out of 30 attempted passes during his 66 minutes on the park.

22 yrs - S (C), AM (R) - Man City
86
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
JavaScript chart by amChartsLDefendingCreativePassingAttackingShootingDecisiveAerialsPhysical10-10-5051015100%
320
Played matches
5
4
2
Shots P90
3.38
Shots On target P90
1.41
Successful passing %
89%
Final third passes P90
16.59

Latest news

Bundesliga

How Bayern could line-up versus Hoffenheim

Hansi Flick's side become European Super Cup champions during the week and the head coach will name a similar XI this weekend

  • 10 minutes
Premier League

No Bale yet - How Tottenham could line-up against Newcastle

The Welshman returned to his former club in a sensational loan deal from Real Madrid last week

  • 30 minutes
Primera Division

Bartomeu hailed as one of Barcelona's greatest-ever presidents

The man at the helm in Catalunya is derided by Barca supporters, but not by his fellow president over at Atletico Madrid

  • 22 hours
Transfers

Koeman on Barcelona transfers: Financially, it's very difficult

The Dutchman was asked about potential additions to the squad but admitted it may not be possible

  • 23 hours
Serie A

Dybala back, but on the bench - How Juventus could line-up versus Roma

The Argentine has been working to recover from a thigh injury, and could make his return as a substitute

  • 23 hours
Premier League

Kepa to start? - How Chelsea could line-up against West Brom

The arrival of the new goalkeeper could spell the end for the Spaniard, whose poor form has continued into this season

  • 23 hours

Most read

Other interesting players

  1. image description Gerard Moreno F (C), AM (R)
    Villarreal 90
  2. image description Timo Werner F (C), AM (L)
    Chelsea 86
  3. Hoffenheim 86
  4. image description Ante Rebić F (C), AM (L)
    Milan 85
  5. image description Gabriel Jesus F (C), AM (R)
    Man City 85
  6. image description Iago Aspas F (C), W (R)
    Celta 85
  7. image description Memphis Depay F, AM (C)
    Lyon 84
  8. image description Richarlison F (C), AM (R)
    Everton 83
  9. image description Diogo Jota F (C), AM (L)
    Liverpool 82