A margin of victory that flattered City in the end, but Gabriel Jesus certainly showed how much of a boost his return is for them and they now have a perfect nine points from nine in the Champions League. Thanks for following the match with us.
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- 1st Half
Manchester City - Olympiacos
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GOAL! Superb third for City. Cancelo curls a low effort home from 25 yards.
Nmecha comes on for De Bruyne.
Cancelo replaces Kyle Walker.
GOAL! What a finish! It was a neat ball from De Bruyne that gave him a chance to run at Cisse inside the right hand side of the penalty area but after beating the Olympiacos defender he still had a lot to do before firing an unstoppable effort just inside the angle of crossbar and post from the narrowest of angles.
Bruma has an effort at goal but De Bruyne is positioned well to block his effort
Jesus muscles out Rafinha and gets to a through-ball inside the Olympiacos area and gets a shot at goal but he doesn't trouble Sa.
El Arabi is replaced by Koka.
Another attempt at goal for De Bruyne as Jesus played him in inside the right hand side of the penalty area but Sa parried his effort.
Former Watford man Holebas beats Walker and then puts a ball behind the City defence but no Olympiakos player was gambling to get inside the six-yard box to convert.
De Bruyne has a shot from the edge of the box but, unlike him, he blazes over the bar.
Immediately Jesus is close to having a shot from close range but Torres' fine low cross from the right foot was just in front of him and Sa claims at the second attempt.
Mahrez and Foden make way for Jesus and Rodri.
Buma puts in a dangerous looking cross behind the City defence but Ederson shows good judgment to leave the ball and let it go out for a goal kick.
Sa is putting a good showcase together here. He comes out and smothers Sterling's attmept to centre the ball after De Bruyne played through the England forward in the left hand side of the penalty area.
Another chance for Olympiacos and this time it is El Arabi, Valbuena finds him in front of Ake and he turns and shoots with his left foot but it takes a light deflection off Stones which takes the sting out of the shot and makes it easy for Ederson.
Foden's dummy from Mahrez's lay back sets up Gundogan but he blazes over the bar from the edge of the box.
Stones forced to clear on his six-yard box after Camara puts a low cross in from the right flank.
Olympiacos have 62% of possession in the second half so far. We didn't expect this.
A booking for Camara for a foul on Ake.
What a chance for Valbuena! Foden plays a lazy ball towards Stones back in City's six-yard box with Ederson out of goal but from a tight angle with Stones closing on him the midfielder flashed wide.
Cisse gives the ball away and its a great opportunity for Foden in the middle of the field, he opts to shoot rather than look for Sterling or Torres either side of him and his effort is comfortably stopped by Sa.
Decent chance there for Camara who gets to the corner first but fails to get a good contact with a header.
Two substitutes for the visitors at half time. Bruma on for Randjelovic and Pepe on for Bounchalakis. The former quickly wins Olympiacos a corner.
Olympiacos get us back underway...
A solid half for City, but Olympiacos grew into the game and will not be too disappointed at the score going into the break.
Just a minute of injury time to be played.
The first time Kyle Walker has really been involved high up the field, he races outside Mahrez who plays him in superbly and the England defender drives the ball towards the far post but again Sa parries away well.
Foden this time is played down the inside-right channel by Mahrez and he puts the ball across the goal where Sa pushes the cross-shot away from danger.
Gundogan shoots from 25 yards but it is deflected over the bar.
Lovely ball from M'Vila finding Youssef El Arabi between the City centre backs but he is offside. They are showing some signs now.
OFFSIDE! Mahrez's ball finds Sterling drifting into the centre from the left wing and at the second opportunity he puts it into the net but he is offside.
Sterling puts in a cute chip to the far post but Torres can't get any power on his header at goal.
Olympiacos seem more comfortable defending as the half is going on. They are content to let City have the ball but are keeping their shape well.
Sterlng turns inside from the left wing and shoots at goal but too close to Sa.
Sterling and Foden do link superbly on the left flank. It has to be something Gareth Southgate considers at some point for England. Again Foden can't find the final pass after a fine ball inside to him from Sterling.
Valbuena with an intelligent ball into the area from the left flank but Ederson catches, feeds De Bruyne and then Sterling races into the box and Rafinha needs to slide in at the near post to clear the danger.
Mahrez goes down in the box trying to win a penalty but the referee wisely waves away his claims.
GOAL! Torres puts City in front. A lovely ball from De Bruyne with the Belgian's perfectly timing a left foot side-footed volley behind the Greek side's defence and Torres scores in his third successive Champions League match.
Semedo almost cost himself a goal as he looked to dribble his way out of defence and was dispossessed by Mahrez who played in De Bruyne and only a good stop with his legs from Sa denied City.
This is the great goal from Zola, Torres wasn't too far away from emulating.
Torres meets the next corner as well and again finds the side-netting, this time with a header.
Almost a great goal from Torres, reminiscent of Zola's against Norwich many years ago. Torres flicked Mahrez's low corner with his right foot between his legs and it flashed against the side-netting.
Cisse again blocks an effort from Mahrez on the six-yard box.
Sterling on the left wing plays inside to Foden who gets to the byline and pulls back to the six-yard box but Cisse puts behind for a corner.
Foden is played in the inside-left channel but his attempted cross goes behind for a goal kick.
City get us underway...
Unsurprisingly City are unbackable favourites at 1/5, with the draw available at 8/1 and Olympiacos as big as 18/1.
Just a few minutes away now, here's a stat to give a little hope to the away side. Just a little...
Another boost for City with their Brazilian goalscorer likely to get some playing time tonight as he approaches full fitness.
The other player returning to the City starting Xi is Oleksandr Zinchenko who has made just one substitute appearance for the Citizens after being linked with a move away before the transfer window closes. He replaces Cancelo.
The other game in the group takes place in Porto, who welcome Marseille, the only only team in Group C without any points so far. Porto and Olympiacos have three each.
City are looking for a third win in as many games in Group C which will see them all but certain of qualification to the next stage.
Most noteworthy, Pep has left Laporte and Dias out of the starting XI, presumably resting them for the match with Liverpool at the weekend, with John Stones returning alongside Nathan Ake at the heart of the City defence.
And this is how the visitors to the Etihad will start:
This is how Pep Guardiola's side is lining up.
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's coverage of Manchester City's clash with Olympiacos in the Champions League. I'm Ciaran Baynes and I'll be following the match with you.