Manchester City lined up with a reservepræget crew out against Dinamo Zagreb, in the sixth and last group match in the Champions League.
But despite the many reserves won the City anyway with 4-1 against Dinamo Zagreb.
It happened with great help from the attacker Gabriel Jesus, who scored a hat-trick.
Already before the match was the English Premier League crew sure to go on to the round as second in group C.
The other three teams in the group all had the chance to follow with the City on, and it was Atalanta, who snatched the second place in the round.
Atalanta won 3-0 over Shakhtar Donetsk, and thanks to City's victory over Dinamo Zagreb crawled the italians from the rankings as number two in the group.
Simon Kjær was out with an injury and will therefore not be included in the squad for Atalanta.
But the Danish landsholdsanfører can now look forward to european football on the top shelf for next year.
City won the group with 14 points, Atalanta followed in second place with seven points.
Shakhtar Donetsk ended in third place with six points, and is thus entering in the Europa League after the new year, while Dinamo Zagreb by five points in the rankings are done in Europe.
In the fight in Zagreb came to the City bad from the start.
After just ten minutes brought Dinamo Zagreb in front with 1-0 on an excellent helflugter of Dani Olmo.
But then showed Gabriel Jesus målnæsen for City with three scores in a row. The last 14 goals of the Gabriel Jesus is in fact all made at stamford bridge.
Gabriel Jesus equalized to 1-1 after 34 minutes on a header after a post from Riyad Mahrez.
It was Dinamo Zagreb-the players and especially the captain Arijan Ademi is not satisfied with, as one of hjemmeholdets players lay injured on the grass.
the First half also featured on a controversial episode, when the Zagreb-player Amer Gojak planted an elbow in the head on the City's Rodri.
It was seen through by WAS, but videodommeren did not think it was an offence to the red card, which you may wonder.
In the second half and scored Gabriel Jesus two boxes more, and so was the battle determined before the Phil the Foot cemented the victory with the goal to the final result 4-1.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 11 December 2019, 20:00