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‘A great night!’ – Grealish elated after starring in Champions League debut

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The £100m man had a hand in two of the goals in the nine-goal thriller that played out on Thursday night.

Jack Grealish was thrilled to make his first-ever Champions League appearance in a match that had “absolutely everything.”

The scoreboard operators at the Etihad were kept busy throughout the game as Manchester City recorded a 6-3 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

It was Grealish, who joined City from Aston Villa last month on a British record transfer fee, who helped opened the floodgates from a corner delivery that found Nathan Ake, who powered in a header to put his side ahead with 16 minutes on the clock.

The 26-year-old got on the scoresheet himself in the second half by curling in a right-footed effort into the top corner of the net.

“I loved it, I’ve been waiting a while, the past few days and weeks I couldn’t wait for this game,” the Man City official website quotes Grealish.

“It’s a great night! It was one of those games, it had absolutely everything.

“We’re delighted to get the win against a good team, they were full of energy. I’m delighted personally mainly with the three points, but also with the goal and assist.

“Ruben [Dias] went into a tackle, then the ball came to me. When I’m running into the opposition area I back myself against anyone one on one and luckily it paid off and I hit the back of the net. I’m delighted to get the goal.

“Anything can happen in the Champions League, that’s why it’s such a wonderful competition.

“As soon as the game kicked off I thought in my head I’ve actually played in the competition now. The game and result topped it all off.”