Ederson has been hailed as ‘the best goalkeeper in the world’ after his incredible pass that kicked off Man City’s counterattack for their first goal against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.
The talent of the city goalkeeper with the ball at his feet has always been praised, but he produced something special when his side opened the scoring en route to the Champions League final.
The Brazilian spotted Oleksandr Zinchenko escaping to the left and sent a perfect 70-yard pass to put his side in their way.
Riyad Mahrez finally finished the move to help pull off the draw at PSG.
Mahrez then got a second in the second half as City progressed to their first Champions League final 4-1 on aggregate.
Former City and England winger Trevor Sinclair praised Ederson when he commented on talkSPORT.
He said: “That’s why I feel like Ederson is the best goalie in the world. If you try to press Man City, he has the ability and precision to play balls from 60 or 70 yards above.
“It was a great ball. Excellent return from Zinchenko, it looked like he was going to put him in the box, but he brought him outside the penalty area.
“He picked Kevin De Bruyne, he settled down, he swerved and Mahrez finished.”
And of course he meant it with Mahrez telling BT Sport after the game that it was something they were working on in training.
When asked if the move was planned, he replied, “Sure. We know he’s capable of putting the ball to the other goal. This is something we are working on all the time and today it has worked well.