Jack Grealish has finally made his long-awaited debut in the UEFA Champions League, and the Manchester City star had a night to remember.
It has long been debated whether or not Grealish would be cut for Champions League football after spending his entire career with Aston Villa.
However, the 26-year-old attacker put all those worries to bed within the span of a single evening. His wonderful solo goal got the Etihad crowd off their feet. Yet it was what Grealish did in the first half that really got fans talking.
The winger assisted the first goal of the evening with a wonderful corner that was met by Nathan Ake. With the defender scoring his first-ever Champions League goal from the delivery from Grealish.
Indeed, it was a fine cross and one that highlighted the numerous talents and avenues Grealish can offer City, especially in the Champions League. The Manchester giants will be eager to win the competition this season.
And for fans on social media, they’re confident that they can go far in the tournament this year in large part to the signing of Grealish.
Here’s what some supporters had to say about Grealish’s assist for Ake in the opening half on Twitter…
Unbelievable corner from Grealish. Not long until Pep tells him to play it frustratingly short every time though…— Lewis Steele (@LewisSteele_) September 15, 2021
Grealish Assist that’s what 100Million class— Goated Ferran (@CityAguero10) September 15, 2021
GREALISH WHAT A PASS— ً (@clinicaljack) September 15, 2021
Grealish assist wow 😲— Solly 🇧🇼 (@SollyyKun10) September 15, 2021
That Jacky Grealish corner 😍😍😍— Jack (@jackreads3) September 15, 2021
Grealish set it up beautifully— reesha (@justamusicfan3) September 15, 2021