Atalanta 1-1 Manchester City highlights & report: Claudio Bravo sent off and Kyle Walker ends up in goal in Champions League draw

Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo is sent off during their Champions League draw at Atalanta
Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo is sent off during their Champions League draw at Atalanta

Kyle Walker ended up in goal for Manchester City after substitute Claudio Bravo was sent off in Man City's eventful Champions League draw against Atalanta.

Manchester City will have to wait to secure their place in the last-16 of the Champions League after an eventful 1-1 draw with Atalanta.

Raheem Sterling struck early for the Premier League champions in Milan but Gabriel Jesus missed a penalty before Mario Pasalic levelled in a dramatic second half that saw City reduced to 10 men.

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, a half-time replacement for the injured Ederson, was controversially sent off 10 minutes from time for bringing down Josip Ilicic.

Kyle Walker goes in goal and immediately saves a free kick!

Kyle Walker had to play in goal for the closing minutes but City held on for a draw that still maintains their healthy position at the top of Group C.

With qualification the prize for a victory, manager Pep Guardiola had intended to leave nothing to chance by fielding a strong side. Only Sergio Aguero of the probable starters for Sunday's clash at Liverpool was rested.

By the end, however, he may have been counting the cost with the crucial figure of Ederson joining a lengthy injury list.

Atalanta 1-1 Manchester City Opta stats

  • Manchester City failed to win a Champions League group stage game they were winning at half-time for just the second time, also doing so against CSKA Moscow in October 2014 (2-2).
  • Atalanta picked up their first point in a Champions League match, having lost each of their first three matches in the competition.
  • Manchester City have been shown more red cards in their 18 games in all competitions this season (3) than they were in 61 games last term (2).
  • This was Man City manager Pep Guardiola’s 600th game in charge of a top-flight club in all competitions (W440 D95 L65).
  • Six of Man City’s Raheem Sterling’s 19 Champions League goals have been against Italian sides, more than he’s scored against opponents from any other country in the competition.
  • Man City’s Claudio Bravo became the first substitute goalkeeper to be sent off in Champions League history.
  • Gabriel Jesus has missed three of his seven penalties taken in all competitions for Manchester City, with this his first failure in the Champions League.

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