Manchester City remain unbeaten in the Champions League after a 1-1 draw with Atalanta, after finishing the match with Kyle Walker in goal after substitute Claudio Bravo was dismissed via a straight red.
Raheem Sterling continued his great goal scoring run to give City an early lead at the San Siro, where Pep Guardiola’s side lived a tale of two halves.
After perhaps City’s greatest opening half, a Gabriel Jesus missed a penalty tallied what was to come for the Cityzens.
Mario Pasalic smashed home a header past Bravo as City struggled to continue their first half performance, but, having been reduced to 10-men, the defending Premier League champions produced a elaborate (some say shit housery) display to see out the game with Walker never in harms way..
On to the reaction:
Pep Guardiola Reaction
On Ederson: “I don’t know right now,” he said when asked the extent of Ederson’s injury.
“It’s a muscular problem. It was a risk so we took him off as he was feeling it late in the first half. We don’t know.
“For the last 15 minutes we had a situation with the new goalkeeper we have at the Club and it was difficult.
“Kyle was suggested because of his courage and he’s quick. Congratulations to him for helping the team and going in this position.”
“We did really well in the first half where we were outstanding, but with the problems we had in the second half, we suffered,” he added.
“The second half we didn’t do what we did in the first half because we didn’t play the way we wanted to, but it is normal and it happens in football.
“We conceded to the top scorers in the Italian league who create a lot of chances. You’ve got to take your hat off to Atalanta. We see them play week in week out, we know how good they are.
“It is a good result away against a good side and we need one more point to win the group and hopefully against Shakhtar Donetsk at home we can do that.”
Kyle Walker Reaction
“Did I volunteer to go in goal? I think it was a bit of both,” Walker revealed after the game.
“I try and sometimes banter the keepers in training, telling them to catch it and stuff.
“But, as I found tonight, you sometimes have to take two touches!
“All jokes aside we came here for a point or victory.
“They are a good team; they play man to man and are in the Champions League for a reason so to come away from here with a draw with how the game ended is a good point.”
“And we’ll take that on.”
“Listen both teams are good teams,” Walker added. “We take one game at a time and now the focus is for Liverpool.
“We’ll get the recovery in and then look forward to an exciting game.”
So that just happened...— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 6, 2019
1-1 #ManCity #UCL pic.twitter.com/B7Mk442nSm
Didn't expect to be tweeting that tonight... https://t.co/za5PA5f0TB— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 6, 2019
A big fight tonight again and one good point taken there given the circumstances. Credit to Atalanta again #UCL @ManCity pic.twitter.com/I3yWE2zpgq— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) November 6, 2019
“Ladsss! Don’t worry, I’ve got this!!!” pic.twitter.com/plNvgbKtaQ— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) November 6, 2019
The point we earned today should be valued, given the way this match played out and a very solid performance from our rivals. Our minds are now set on Sunday pic.twitter.com/DcxWLrorQ3— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) November 6, 2019
*Updates website* pic.twitter.com/tq4Dz9gQ2Q— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 6, 2019