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Jesus pays tribute to Bernardo for assist

Jesus pays tribute to Bernardo for assist
Gabriel Jesus has applauded Bernardo Silva's contribution to City's winning goal against Paris Saint Germain in the UEFA Champions League.

Jesus' goal from Bernardo's delicate pass after 77 minutes inspired a 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium, which saw Pep Guardiola's men qualify for the knockout stages as the winners of the group.

The visitors took the lead shortly after the interval through Kylian Mbappe, but Raheem Sterling's leveller shortly after set the stage for Jesus to grab the winner, coolly finishing beyond Keylor Navas.

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The striker was delighted with how his teammate set him up inside the box.

"Thanks to Bernardo! I know his quality, that's why I waited and finished good," he said. 

"I helped my team, that's what I want to do when I come onto the pitch. It was a great ball from Bernardo so I had to score!

"We have a lot of players who can play well and help the team - our power as a team is this. Everyone wants to play a good pass to the other player. Nobody is selfish here - we all want to win the game."

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The Brazilian international's words were echoed by Bernardo, who was pleased with City's fighting spirit to come back and claim the three crucial points.

"Very happy with the three points," said the Portugal international. "Very happy because we qualified as first place in the group which is important for us. 

"And we’re also very happy because our fans deserved a good performance and a good win.

"It was quite frustrating in the first half, it felt like we were controlling the game and having the possession, but we were not scoring. After conceding, we had a great reaction to then go and score the goals and win the game. 

"You’re never safe against PSG, if you even give them a little space, they will create chances. That is football - that’s how it is. It’s always tough against a team like this, I can imagine it was very exciting for the fans!"

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