Kyle Walker ends adult in idea as Man City hold to draw

Outfield actor Kyle Walker done some-more saves in a second half than goalkeeper Claudio Bravo

Defender Kyle Walker had to play in idea for a shutting stages as Manchester City hold on to pull with Atalanta in a Champions League.

Walker transposed surrogate goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who was sent off for a shifting tackle on Josip Ilicic outward a box, carrying transposed first-choice screw Ederson during half-time.

Raheem Sterling had given a visitors a 1-0 lead in a initial half of their group-stage diversion before Chelsea loannee Mario Pasalic equalised 4 mins after a restart.

City striker Gabriel Jesus also missed a first-half chastisement in a weird diversion during a San Siro.

A feat would have sent City by to a final 16 yet they sojourn 5 points transparent during a tip of Group C notwithstanding unwell to win for a initial time in a organisation stages this season.

Things went to devise after 7 mins when Sterling coolly slotted into a bottom dilemma after a shining backheel crack from Jesus.

But a Brazilian forward’s chastisement skip and Pasalic’s thumping header early in a second half rocked a vessel – City were no longer in control and Atalanta were posing a threat.

With Ederson replaced during half-time for a suspected injury, there was excitability during a behind and Bravo’s unreasonable tackle meant an outfield actor was forced to go in goal.

Up stepped Walker, after a six-minute check while Bravo’s red label was checked by a Video Assistant Referee, and his initial movement was to make a intelligent save from Ruslan Malinovskyi’s free-kick.

Walker, usually a third outfield actor to go in idea during a Champions League match, indeed done some-more saves than both of Man City’s recognized keepers during a game.

Goalkeeper chaos


Claudio Bravo did not make a singular save before he was sent off in a 81st minute

The impulse Bravo came on, City looked shaken during a back.

The Chile general played with glow on several occasions, entrance out of his box to make a diving header and holding his time with clearances while being pulpy by Atalanta’s forwards.

He conceded within 4 mins of entrance on – yet he could do zero about Pasalic’s superb header, that came during him with gait from an unmarked position in a box.

And when Bravo came charging out of his area sliding, bringing down Ilicic and hence being shown a red card, it caused disharmony for City, who had no other keepers on a dais to spin to.

Walker was given instructions on a sidelines while a large shade in a track showed ‘VAR check’ yet it took 6 mins for his transformation to be made.

He high-fived Riyad Mahrez, who was sacrificed on his behalf, before using true over to a goalposts and organising a counterclaim into a wall to ready for a free-kick.

Malinovskyi, who had come on for Atalanta during a six-minute wait, strike it low and true down a center yet Walker got his physique behind it and gobbled adult a rebound, to good cheers from a travelling City fans.

Dominance squandered in initial half


Pasalic has scored in dual of his final 4 appearances for Atalanta, carrying unsuccessful to measure in a prior 10

Manchester City should have had a diversion wrapped adult in a initial half yet instead, spent a final 7 mins of blocking time gripping a round in a dilemma to forestall Atalanta from carrying a shot during Walker.

In a initial half, Man City had 8 shots, including 6 inside a box and had Jesus scored his mark kick, they would have been 2-0 adult after 43 minutes.

Jesus, who has missed 3 of his 7 penalties in all competitions for City, had a possibility early on too when he was played in by Kevin de Bruyne, yet his initial hold let him down.

And when asked either Jesus’ chastisement skip effected a game, Guardiola told BT Sport: “Definitely. Football is emotion.”

Sterling also came tighten – blank Mahrez’s cranky by inches during a behind post before a round was taken divided from him as he was about to fire from a few yards out.

They were eventually punished for their miss of ruthlessness and sloppiness during a behind – something Liverpool will wish to take advantage of when a dual Premier League rivals go head-to-head in Sunday’s diversion during Anfield.

Atalanta had mislaid their prior 3 organisation games and this was their initial indicate in a Champions League this season.

‘In a second half we suffered’


Pep Guardiola pronounced he ‘doesn’t know right now’ either goalkeeper Ederson will be fit for Sunday’s diversion during Liverpool

Manchester City trainer Pep Guardiola on BT Sport: “In this foe we know we have your chances and moments and we have to take it. But with a problems we have, we done a good initial half. First half, we were superb and second, we suffered. In a final 15 mins we had a emanate with a new keeper.

“The second half we didn’t do accurately what we should do. It was few chances conceded opposite one of a teams who emanate more. It was a ideal outcome divided and we need one some-more indicate to go though.

“When we land in Manchester we will consider about a subsequent diversion in a Premier League.”

A initial for Bravo – best of a stats

  • Manchester City unsuccessful to win a Champions League organisation theatre diversion they were winning during half-time for only a second time, also doing so opposite CSKA Moscow in Oct 2014 (2-2)
  • City have been shown some-more red cards in their 18 games in all competitions this deteriorate (3) than they were in 61 games final tenure (2)
  • This was Guardiola’s 600th diversion in assign of a top-flight bar in all competitions (W440, D95, L65)
  • Six of Sterling’s 19 Champions League goals have been opposite Italian sides, some-more than he’s scored opposite opponents from any other nation in a competition.
  • Bravo became a initial surrogate goalkeeper to be sent off in Champions League history
  • Gabriel Jesus has missed 3 of his 7 penalties taken in all competitions for Manchester City, with this his initial disaster in a Champions League

Man of a compare – Raheem Sterling


Sterling has now scored 10 goals and picked adult 4 assists in his final 11 Champions League appearances

What’s next?

Manchester City transport to Anfield for a essential Premier League tie opposite leaders Liverpool on Sunday (16:30 GMT), anticipating to tighten their six-point opening during a top. City are behind in European movement on Tuesday, 26 Nov when they horde Shakhtar Donetsk during Etihad Stadium.

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Match ends, Atalanta 1, Manchester City 1.

Second Half ends, Atalanta 1, Manchester City 1.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Ruslan Malinovskiy.

Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) is shown a yellow card.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Alejandro Gómez.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Berat Djimsiti.

Substitution, Atalanta. Luis Muriel replaces Timothy Castagne.

Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) is shown a yellow label for a bad foul.

Foul by Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City).

Rafael Tolói (Atalanta) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.

Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) wins a giveaway flog in a aggressive half.

Foul by José Luis Palomino (Atalanta).

Attempt saved. Ruslan Malinovskiy (Atalanta) left footed shot from outward a box is saved in a centre of a goal.

Substitution, Manchester City. Kyle Walker replaces Riyad Mahrez.

Substitution, Atalanta. Ruslan Malinovskiy replaces Remo Freuler.

Claudio Bravo (Manchester City) is shown a red card.

Foul by Claudio Bravo (Manchester City).

Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) wins a giveaway flog in a aggressive half.

Timothy Castagne (Atalanta) is shown a yellow label for a bad foul.

João Cancelo (Manchester City) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.

Foul by Timothy Castagne (Atalanta).

Offside, Manchester City. Riyad Mahrez tries a by ball, yet Kevin De Bruyne is held offside.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Hans Hateboer.

Substitution, Manchester City. Sergio Agüero replaces Gabriel Jesus.

Attempt missed. Berat Djimsiti (Atalanta) header from a centre of a box misses to a right. Assisted by Josip Ilicic with a cranky following a set square situation.

Hand round by João Cancelo (Manchester City).

Fernandinho (Manchester City) is shown a yellow label for a bad foul.

Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

Hans Hateboer (Atalanta) wins a giveaway flog on a right wing.

Attempt blocked. Hans Hateboer (Atalanta) left footed shot from a right side of a box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Pasalic.

Attempt saved. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) left footed shot from a left side of a box is saved in a centre of a goal. Assisted by Fernandinho with a by ball.

Attempt missed. Berat Djimsiti (Atalanta) header from a centre of a box is close, yet misses to a left. Assisted by Alejandro Gómez with a cranky following a corner.

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Benjamin Mendy.

Attempt blocked. Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta) right footed shot from a left side of a box is blocked. Assisted by Remo Freuler.

Foul by Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City).

Mario Pasalic (Atalanta) wins a giveaway flog in a aggressive half.

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) wins a giveaway flog in a aggressive half.

Foul by José Luis Palomino (Atalanta).

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Berat Djimsiti.

Attempt blocked. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) left footed shot from a right side of a box is blocked. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy with a cross.