Ederson: Manchester City goalkeeper returns to training

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He said: "When Liverpool went to 10 men, every opportunity was punished, but you can see that City can also struggle against smaller teams if they are defensively good".

Manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst is hoping new additions Kevin Dijs, Ridgeciano Haps, Jean-Paul Boetius and Sam Larsson can hit the ground running but the absence of leading striker Nicolai Jorgensen means Michiel Kramer will start in the centre of the hosts' 4-3-3 formation here.

Last season, Manchester City was not easily out of the group round of the Champions League, but in the first stage of the playoffs, Monaco lost.

The match will be played at the daunting De Kuip (The Tub) stadium in front of thousands of fanatical Feyenoord fans called "The Legion".

Stewart Robson dissects Liverpool's 5-0 loss to Manchester City, and discusses why the match was so one-sided. However, the odds on offer in the main Match Odds market are too skinny to entertain with the away side managing only nine successes in their past 26 trips to Europe.

Toure has not played a single minute of this season and was left behind when the Manchester City squad flew to Rotterdam earlier to prepare for their Champions League clash with Feyenoord. Considering Feyenoord have scored in each of their past 33 home outings since January 2016, the hosts should be capable of grabbing a goal.

The 26-year-old Danish global - last year's Eredivisie top scorer with 21 goals in 32 games - will not play in the City match which opens their Group F campaign, Feyenoord announced on Monday.

EDERSON was pictured training with Manchester City in head gear today after his nasty collision with Sadio Mane.

"Of course, it's not easy to win a competition like the Champions League, but if you never try, you'll never win it".