Yaya knows why - Guardiola tight-lipped on Toure absence for Manchester City

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He said: "When Liverpool went to 10 men, every opportunity was punished, but you can see that City can also struggle against smaller teams if they are defensively good". Michiel Kramer is excepted to fill his spot.

Having twice broken the world record transfer fee for defenders, City are expected to put up more resistance at the back and their Expected Goals (xG) against column after four Premier League games is a divisional best 2.00. With Ederson out, Claudio Bravo will be between the sticks.

The match will be played at the daunting De Kuip (The Tub) stadium in front of thousands of fanatical Feyenoord fans called "The Legion".

Last season, Manchester City was not easily out of the group round of the Champions League, but in the first stage of the playoffs, Monaco lost. However, overlaps with absolutely all the blots of previous matches victory in the last round last Saturday over Liverpool 5-0.

After last weekend's thrashing of Liverpool at the Etihad, Manchester City return to action with a trip to the Netherlands for a meeting with reigning Dutch champions Feyenoord in the opening match of this season's Champions League. Six players finished their contracts last season and Yaya is the only player who we decided could stay because he is a special player. But, here and the schoolchildren it is clear how great the difference in the class of Feyenoord and Manchester City, which practically does not leave a chance to win the home team. "For now, it's too far away".

EDERSON was pictured training with Manchester City in head gear today after his nasty collision with Sadio Mane. Lead by coach Van Bronckhorst the club have never made it to the knockout stages of the Champions League in its previous participations.

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