Video: Is this the performance that won Ederson a move to Manchester City?

In Ederson Moraes, Manchester City have signed a prototypical young Pep Guardiola goalkeeper, composed and good with his feet, intelligent, and a very good shot-stopper.

It can always be argued than signing a player, particularly in a position as crucial as goalkeeper, from a weaker league (in this case the one ranked seventh), represents a huge risk – given that the player is about to step into a whole new level of football.

But Ederson’s performance against Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League tie last season showed his qualities on the big stage, in a high-level game full of pressure and intensity.

The 23-year-old made five big saves in Benfica’s 1-0 win, showing his ability to keep the ball out of the net, but also was impressive with his feet, an absolute must in a Guardiola team where attacks begin at the back.

The team at Breaking The Lines have put together a compilation of his performance from that game in mid-February that provides a good look at what Man City fans can look forward to from the new £34.9 million signing.

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