Hold it right there! Manchester City moved closer to the last 16 of the champions League, after its parade against the Shakhtar Donetsk (6-0), thanks in particular to a triplet of Gabriel Jesus, on Wednesday during the 4th day.
With nine points in four matches, the champions of England need only one point in the last two games to qualify.
For Pep Guardiola and his men, it will now be a matter of managing the end of the group phase and above all of securing first place to benefit from a good draw, just to dream of a better course than last season, when they were out in the quarterfinals by Liverpool.
With four days to go to the Manchester derby on Sunday, the Citizens continued their momentum, coming out of a 6-1 against Southampton on Sunday.
The Premier League leaders, who averaged three goals per game in the league, largely dominated the Ukrainians, as they did in the first leg (3-0).
Mahrez made the difference in the 13th minute, dribbling and bursting to the right of the surface for center in force for David Silva, who only had to push the ball into the net.
The Mancunians were then lucky, as Sterling fell to the surface by himself, taking his feet in the grass. The referee did, however, grant a penalty, provoking the yellow laugh of goalkeeper Pyatov and outspoken Ukrainian defenders.
Nothing to disturb Jesus, who was converting without problems (24).
Without pressure, the “Sky Blues” then unfolded. Sterling, however, had a great goal after a lone midfield raid. The small English forward eliminated three defenders, then opened his foot to sign a nice personal feat (49).
Jesus then succeeded in a new penalty, after Stepanenko’s fault of David Silva (72). Mahrez succeeded in a double, a precise half-volley (84).
Then, at the very end of the game, Jesus was going for his triple of a perfect lob on Pyatov (90+2).
A goal that marked the tenth victory of the champions of England over their last eleven matches in all competitions. The Sunday derby against United, author of an incredible return (2-1) on the pitch of Juventus Turin on Wednesday night, promises to be explosive.