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Dinamo Zagreb 1-4 Manchester City: Gabriel Jesus hat-trick inspires win in Zagreb

Gabriel Jesus scored a superb hat-trick as Manchester City came from behind to win their final Champions League Group C game at Dinamo Zagreb.

City, who had already qualified, finish top of Group C, with Atalanta qualifying in second after their 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk.

Dani Olmo had opened the scoring for the hosts, with a sparkling volley from Damian Kadzior’s right-wing cross which found the top corner.

But City, who dominated possession throughout, levelled before the break with Jesus heading a Riyad Mahrez cross into the top left corner.

Jesus then put City ahead early in the second half, placing an effort into the bottom right corner after a one-two with Phil Foden and some neat footwork.

The Brazil forward tapped Benjamin Mendy’s cross into an unguarded Dinamo goal four minutes later but he was then substituted.

Foden rounded off a fine evening’s work for the visitors, prodding in Bernardo Silva’s cross, to give the score an emphatic feel.

Pep Guardiola’s side advance to the knockout stages unbeaten in the competition this term and will be one of the seeds in Monday’s last-16 draw.

Dinamo’s defeat, coupled with Atalanta’s victory, sees the Croatian champions finish bottom of the group to miss out on a place in the Europa League.

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Match Stats

Live Text

Match ends, Dinamo Zagreb 1, Manchester City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dinamo Zagreb 1, Manchester City 4.

Attempt saved. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Phil Foden with a through ball.

Phil Foden (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Izet Hajrovic (Dinamo Zagreb).

Corner, Dinamo Zagreb. Conceded by Taylor Harwood-Bellis.

Attempt blocked. Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marko Gjira.

Attempt saved. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raheem Sterling with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Marko Gjira (Dinamo Zagreb) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lovro Majer.

Goal!

Goal! Dinamo Zagreb 1, Manchester City 4. Phil Foden (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Taylor Harwood-Bellis replaces Nicolás Otamendi.

Phil Foden (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lovro Majer (Dinamo Zagreb).

Substitution

Substitution, Dinamo Zagreb. Izet Hajrovic replaces Mislav Orsic.

Substitution

Substitution, Dinamo Zagreb. Lovro Majer replaces Amer Gojak.

Foul by Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City).

Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Zagreb) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Manchester City. Ilkay Gündogan tries a through ball, but Nicolás Otamendi is caught offside.

Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by François Moubandje (Dinamo Zagreb).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Raheem Sterling replaces Rodrigo.

Foul by Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City).

Nikola Moro (Dinamo Zagreb) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Arijan Ademi.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Oleksandr Zinchenko replaces Gabriel Jesus.

Attempt missed. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy with a cross.

Corner, Dinamo Zagreb. Conceded by Eric García.

Corner, Dinamo Zagreb. Conceded by João Cancelo.

Foul by Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City).

Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Phil Foden (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gabriel Jesus.

Substitution

Substitution, Dinamo Zagreb. Marko Gjira replaces Damian Kadzior.

Corner, Dinamo Zagreb. Conceded by Benjamin Mendy.

Attempt missed. Mislav Orsic (Dinamo Zagreb) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by François Moubandje.

Attempt missed. João Cancelo (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Dinamo Zagreb 1, Manchester City 3. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Dinamo Zagreb 1, Manchester City 2. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Phil Foden.

Attempt missed. Phil Foden (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by João Cancelo.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dinamo Zagreb 1, Manchester City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dinamo Zagreb 1, Manchester City 1.

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