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Gabriel Jesus shone in the match against PSG and after the match he affirmed his support for Verdão in the Libertadores final

Photo: Playback/TNT Sports channel
Photo: Playback/TNT Sports channel

This Wednesday (24), a brood from the Academy shone on the European lawns. In the match played at Etihad Stadium, Manchester City’s home, Gabriel Jesus was highlighted in the victory of Cityzens by 2-1 over PSG, in the Champions League. The Palestinian jewel scored the English team’s second goal, promoting the turnaround of the team led by coach Guardiola.

At the end of the match, when he gave an interview to the TNT Sports channel, still on the lawn of Etihad Stadium, Gabriel addressed the grand final of the Libertadores, a confrontation between Verdão and Flamengo next Saturday (27), earning the trichampionship of the continental competition.

The offspring was asked about the match, however, the ace exposed his Alviverde feeling and confirmed that he will be connected to the duel that takes place in Montevideo: “I’m from Palmeira, I have a lot of affection for Palmeiras. I am very grateful for the club and for my trajectory until I became a professional, as well as for the period I spent two years as a professional. For what they helped me and for what I helped the club, regardless of being a professional, I’ll always cheer, Saturday, I’ll wear the Palmeiras shirt, as I did against Santos and cheer a lot”.

In the sequence, Gabriel Jesus spoke about the opponent and committed a faulty act when referring to Palmeiras as “we”: It will be a very difficult game, everyone knows, in my opinion Flamengo is a little better, but we… .not us, Palmeiras (laughs), they have a lot of quality too, they’re a very big team, “giant”, as the great Zé Roberto says, and they’ll try to win, it’s open, it’ll be a very good game”.

“I’m going to sweat a little bit there because it’s obvious, it’s a decision, but I think it’s going to work out”, concluded Gabriel Jesus, who was promoted to the professional squad at Verdão in January 2015, after the Copa São Paulo dispute. In total, Gabriel Jesus played 70 games and scored 26 goals for Palestra Italia.

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