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Feyenoord vs Man City

Goalkeeper Ederson has been named in Manchester City's squad for their opening Champions League group game against Feyenoord on Wednesday. The Brazilian, 24, needed eight stitches in his face after being caught by a high boot from Sadio Mane during the 5-0 win over Liverpool on Saturday. But he trained on Tuesday wearing a headguard to protect the affected area."After the game, he was speaking to the boys like nothing happened," said manager Pep Guardiola.

"It shows the character he's got. He is here now and he's got protection. I have to speak with him tomorrow."

Ederson could be involved on Wednesday but, if not, Claudio Bravo is set to deputise. Meanwhile, Giovanni van Bronckhorst's Feyenoord have won their opening four Dutch Eredivisie fixtures this season, scoring 12 goals. Guardiola said he "respects Feyenoord" and will be playing his best team on Wednesday night.

"We have to win respect in Europe," he added. "I know how complicated it is. Last year we were not able to win one away game."

City captain Vincent Kompany has not travelled with the squad after missing the Liverpool game with a calf injury but Guardiola said the defender was "much better" and is "coming back soon". Forward Raheem Sterling is back after a domestic ban.


Match Stats:

  • Feyenoord 0-4 Man City
  • Shots: 4-9
  • Possession: 35%-65%
  • Corner kicks: 3-7

John Stones scored twice as Manchester City got their Champions League group campaign under way with a commanding win over Dutch side Feyenoord in Rotterdam.

Stones registered City's fastest ever goal in the competition with a header after two minutes as Pep Guardiola's men made a perfect start.

Sergio Aguero doubled the lead after 10 minutes, latching on to Kyle Walker's cross and volleying into the roof of the net to claim his 23rd goal in 41 Champions League games for the club.

Gabriel Jesus netted on his Champions League debut as City went 3-0 up after 25 minutes, the Brazilian calmly slotting into an empty net after Benjamin Mendy's shot had been palmed out by Brad Jones.

Feyenoord improved after the break but City still had too much for them, Stones adding his second with another header from a corner to wrap up a one-sided win for the Premier League side.

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