Man City GK Ederson Suffers Injury in UCL Match, Misses Second Half


Manchester City have what could be another major injury concern ahead of the super Sunday showdown at home against Liverpool. Starting goalkeeper Ederson played the first 45 minutes of side’s 1-1 draw at Atalanta, but didn’t return for the second due to what BT Sport reported was a minor injury.

The absence of Ederson for the second half of the UCL group stage clash was reportedly due to precautionary reasons, but nevertheless it makes him a doubt for the crunch clash on the weekend. We will certainly learn more after Pep Guardiola addresses the media. Here’s where it gets weird though.

Ederson’s replacement, Claudio Bravo, got booked with a red card and sent off. That meant defender Kyle Walker had to finish the match out in goal. And that was how City’s perfect run through the group stages of this Champions League competition came to an end.

Liverpool FC at Manchester City FYIs

Kickoff: Sun Nov 10 4:30 BST, City of Manchester Stadium

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Google Result Probability: Manchester City 38%,  Draw 27%, Liverpool FC win 35%

Odds via Betway:  Liverpool FC 6/4  Draw 13/5   Manchester City 17/10

Form Guide: Manchester City WWWLW    Liverpool FC WWDWW

Prediction: Manchester City 2, Liverpool FC 2

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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