Bernardo’s back af­ter won­der goal

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - By DAN O’TOOLE

to­mor­row’s game against Scot­land. The mid­fielder, who signed for the Blues for a re­ported £43m in 2017, is set to re­turn to City ahead of the Blues’ Premier League game against Burn­ley on Oc­to­ber 20.

Pep Guardi­ola’s side sit top of the ta­ble, ahead of Liver­pool and Chelsea on goal dif­fer­ence.

City had the chance to put Bernardo Silva some day­light be­tween them­selves and Jur­gen Klopp’s side at An­field last Sun­day, but an 85th-minute penalty miss en­sured a share of the spoils.

The Blues face a hec­tic sched­ule af­ter the in­ter­na­tional break, with the visit of Burn­ley pre­ced­ing trips to Shakhtar Donetsk and Tot­ten­ham be­fore the end of the month. BERNARDO Silva is set for an early re­turn from in­ter­na­tional duty, ac­cord­ing to re­ports in Por­tu­gal.

The tal­is­man scored a won­der­ful goal in Por­tu­gal’s 3-2 win over Poland in the UEFA Na­tions League on Thurs­day night and is now re­port­edly poised for a re­turn to the Blues – although it is un­der­stood he hasn’t picked up an in­jury.

The strike, that turned out to be the win­ner, saw the 24-year-old cut in from the right flank and feint his way past sev­eral Poland de­fend­ers be­fore tak­ing aim with a pin­point ef­fort from the edge of the box. And now Bernardo will not take part in Por­tu­gal’s prepa­ra­tion for

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