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

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