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Ederson put his name forward for Manchester City's best passer with an incredible ball to start the move for their opener against PSG on Tuesday night.
City welcomed PSG to the Etihad on a huge Champions League semi final night, going into the second leg with a 2-1 lead on a bitterly cold night in Manchester.
The Ligue 1 champions thought they had an early chance to score when Oleksandr Zinchenko was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box after just seven minutes, but VAR rightly overturned the decision.
Just four minutes later City had stretched their aggregate lead when Riyad Mahrez slotted past Keylor Navas from inside the box.
The key to the goal came all the way back from City's own box where Ederson played a perfect ball for Zinchenko to run onto, with the full back finding Kevin de Bruyne, who's shot ricocheted into the path of Mahrez.
MAHREZ! :soccer:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 4, 2021
That man produces the goods once again! A massive goal for Man City!
And look at the ball from Ederson to start the move off pic.twitter.com/i843btxu4J
Understandably fans on social media were in awe of the Brazilian goalkeeper's incredible passing ability, with the ball for Zinchenko the latest example of his skill.
Man, Ederson is just a cheat code sometimes. pic.twitter.com/l7mB4Upsb4- Eric Laurie (@EricLaurie) May 4, 2021
Ederson, at least in my lifetime, is the most technically proficient GK I've seen. The amount of value he brings with that is incredible, too.- UtdArena (@utdarena) May 4, 2021
Lovely 5 iron off the tea from Ederson here:golfer: https://t.co/OqvCqEa7Xq- David Preece (@davidpreece12) May 4, 2021
That's brilliant distribution from Ederson in normal circumstances. But in these conditions, it made even more sense as the ball slowed down on the surface behind PSG's high line. Phenomenal.- Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) May 4, 2021
I think there are far better goalkeepers than Ederson out there but when you have his passing as a cheat code you can live with the bits he's not as good at can't you.- David Hartrick (@DavidHartrick) May 4, 2021
Ederson is fucking insane. What an unreal pass. :fire:- FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) May 4, 2021
Gundogan's pass back to Ederson had so much mustard on it. Ederson just killed it and pinged it. Superb play, especially in these conditions- Sam Lee (@SamLee) May 4, 2021
Ederson is like the 6th best playmaker in the league.- niran (@TheOfficialFNG) May 4, 2021
He's a goalkeeper.
Ederson walks into arsenals midfield next to partey ngl- msa:dizzy: (@msaa02_) May 4, 2021
May as well just play Ederson in midfield- Brandon :flag_lu: (@brandthebeast) May 4, 2021
Having helped his side get to 3-1 ahead on aggregate, the Brazilian was quite lucky not to be picking the ball out of the back of the net minutes lates.
Angel di Maria's cross found Marquinhos, the defender leaping above John Stones, but he could only head it onto the top of the bar, having scored in the first leg.
Di Maria nearly scored himself two minutes later when he nicked the ball off Bernardo Silva with Ederson off his line. The PSG forward took an early shot but it went wide, on target would have been a goal.
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