Ederson fires penalty into top corner and shows David de Gea how it's done as Man City gear up for Chelsea final

MANCHESTER CITY goalkeeper Ederson showed David De Gea how to take a penalty as he practised ahead of the Champions League final.

The Brazil international proved he is not only getting ready to defend his goal as City manager Pep Guardiola considers naming him as a penalty taker should it go to a shootout tonight.

The 27-year-old gave it a go during the Citizens' training in Porto and the results are very promising for the Manchester giants.

One of the former Benfica star's spot-kicks were filmed and he was shown sending the ball to the top right corner with ease.

Several Champions League finals have been decided on penalties through the years.

Tonight could be no different as Ederson, as well as Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, may have to fire a shot.

This comes after Wednesday's Europa League final between Manchester United and Villarreal, which was decided during a penalty thriller.

Ederson's United counterpart De Gea endured a poor display during the shootout as he couldn't save any of the Yellow Submarine's 11 spot-kicks.

De Gea was also the only player to miss his penalty, which led to Villarreal's first-ever European trophy.

According to TNT Sports, Ederson took on 11 penalties in training and converted a whopping ten of them.


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The City goalkeeper revealed earlier this week he wanted the crucial fifth penalty.

He said: "I am [on the list to take a penalty].

"I don’t need to train that much, but the fifth one, I’m taking it. The last one, the decisive, I’ll ask for it."

He added to the Manchester Evening News: "If the final goes to penalties, I'm going to ask to take it because I'm ready for it.

"In training sessions sometimes I practise taking them like if it was a game.

“It's true that our scoring rate on penalties isn't the best, we missed some during the season, but the team is ready for any outcome during the game."

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