Manchester City Champions League Group C match against Atalanta ended in a weird 1-1 draw after Kyle Walker was forced to replace substitute Claudio Bravo who was given a red card for bringing down Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic.
Raheem Sterling scored the leading goal for City in the first half. But Chelsea loanee, Mario Pasalic, scored the equalizer for Atalanta four minutes into the second half.
City could have won the game and sailed to the round of 16 if Sterling hadn’t missed the penalty shot and Pasalic hadn’t scored for Atalanta.
This would be Man City’s winless game in group stages this season.
First choice keeper, Enderson was replaced by Claudio Bravo at half time due to suspected injury.
Bravo’s rash tackle on Ilicic earned him a red card at the last 10 minutes of the game. Kyle Walker had to step up in his place as an outfield player.
Walker is the third outfield player to go in goal during a Champions League match.
After a 6 minute delay in which VAR checked out Bravo’s red card, Walker made a first smart move by saving Ruslan Malinovskyi’s free-kick.
Walker made more saves than City’s recognised goalkeepers in this match.
Champions League Group C Standing
|Manchester City FC||4||3||1||0||10|
|FC Shakhtar Donetsk||4||1||2||1||5|
|GNK Dinamo Zagreb||4||1||2||1||5|