Manchester City extended their record for 100 percent wins in the Champions League this season with a win over Olympiacos.
Here we go again. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City moves inches closer to the round of 16 with only one point needed from their next game. The Cityzens subsequently beat Olympiacos 3-0 in a commanding triumph in the Champions League clash at Etihad Stadium.
And consequently, Ferran Torres became the third-youngest player in the Champions League history to net in four back-to-back outings. Evidently, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are the only youngsters who have scored four-in-a-row ahead of the 20-year-old Spain international. Torres added to his account yet another goal which came in the 12th minute following an assist by Kevin De Bruyne.
We can see how Guardiola is using his entire squad to create different positions for each player. And in the case of Torres, his role consisted of being a supportive false nine against the Greek side.
On the other side, Olympiakos however, put pressure on City in the second half to slow their pace down. Although this force could not last for long as Guardiola’s side punished the visitors late in towards the end of the game. Substitutes Gabriel Jesus and Joao Cancelo assured the three points for City in the 81st and 90th minutes, respectively.
A sublime one-to-one with De Bruyne cleared Torres to run towards Jose Pedro in the Olympiakos goal. The Spaniard cleverly nutmegged the goalkeeper to open things for City. Whereas, Jesus did not show any mercy as he blasted a right-footed strike into the roof of the net. And finally, just before the game ended, Cancelo put in a left-foot curler from outside the box.