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A delighted Gabriel Jesus lauds teammate Silva.

Gabriel Jesus was delighted to score the winning goal against PSG [GETTY]
Gabriel Jesus was delighted to score the winning goal against PSG [GETTY]

Gabriel Jesus heaped praise on Bernardo Silva for his assist in Manchester City’s victory over Paris Saint Germain in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.

Brazil striker Jesus finished off an assist from midfield maestro Silva in the 77th minute to inspire a 2-1 comeback win at the Etihad Stadium.

The victory means Pep Guardiola's men have now sealed a spot in the knockout stages of Europe’s elite competition and are also the winners of group A

Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG broke the deadlock early in the second half as Kylian Mbappe fired in from close range, but Raheem Sterling's levelled shortly after before Jesus grabbed the winner.

Following the game, Jesus expressed his joy and lauded his teammate for helping him set up the goal in the 18-yard box.

“Nobody is selfish.”

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

"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."

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!"

“A thing of beauty.”

Former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport: "I thought that was a masterclass from Manchester City.

"With Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne too. Lionel Messi and Neymar must be walking off the pitch thinking 'I wish I could play in a team like that'. It was a thing of beauty. It was 2-1 but it felt like a lot more."

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