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Jesus pleased to rise to the occasion with Champions League treble for City

Gabriel Jesus roared back to form with a hat-trick in Manchester City's 6-0 demolition of Shakhtar Donetsk. Credit: PA

Gabriel Jesus insisted he had not been feeling the pressure before roaring back to form with a hat-trick in Manchester City's 6-0 demolition of Shakhtar Donetsk.

Coming after a poor World Cup, the Brazil striker had made an underwhelming start to the campaign with just two goals and only seven starts.

The 21-year-old started to put that behind him in the Champions League on Wednesday as he netted two penalties at the Etihad Stadium - although the first was awarded in farcical circumstances - and chipped the goalkeeper to claim his first City treble.

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"It was a very special night for me," Jesus said. "I've been working very hard.

"I never enter in the pitch under pressure to score goals but I know my position requires me to score goals.

"If I am helping my team-mates in some way, giving assistance, passing the ball, I'll already be very happy but, of course, in my position I have to score."

Jesus dedicated his hat-trick to his mother, Vera Lucia Diniz de Jesus, who had been at the game.

"With my mother's presence here - the three goals went to her," he said.