FT: Atalanta 1-1 Man City. The game ends in bizarre fashion, with Walker in the City goal, but it's a frustrating night for the visitors as they fail to secure qualification just yet and were left playing for a point at the end. They had been cruising, but Jesus' shocking penalty and Bravo's red card made the match far harder than it needed to be.
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Atalanta - Manchester City
Champions League - 7 November 2019
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Aguero wins another corner. That may well be that.
City are keeping the ball away from Walker's goal very effectively.
- Yellow cardBernardo SilvaManchester City
De Bruyne is doing a pretty good job of that, but when Atalanta eventually win a throw-in it also comes with a booking for Silva.
City take a corner short and look to keep the ball there.
Walker gladly catches an aimless forward ball. Why won't Atalanta shoot from range?
- OffTimothy CastagneAtalanta
- OnLuís MurielAtalanta
Muriel, Atalanta's top scorer, is finally on.
- Yellow cardBenjamin MendyManchester City
Mendy is booked for sarcastically applauding the referee. City need to keep their heads here.
Seven added minutes!
And he saves it! New boy Malinovskiy hits the free-kick low and Walker, and spilling the ball initially, gathers.
- OffRiyad MahrezManchester City
- OnKyle WalkerManchester City
Finally Walker is on for Mahrez. His first task will be to face a free-kick.
There is a lot of waiting around right now. Walker still isn't on.
- OffRemo FreulerAtalanta
- OnRuslan MalinovskiyAtalanta
Malinovskiy comes on first.
The red card does indeed stand. It looks like Walker is coming on to play in the City goal.
- Red cardClaudio BravoManchester City
RED CARD! With Bravo charging out of his goal, Ilicic gets to a through ball first, taps the ball past the sliding goalkeeper and then goes to ground! Bravo was miles off his line - we're going to VAR but I don't think that will help him.
Djimsiti makes a vital interception to spot Aguero bursting into the box.
- Yellow cardTimothy CastagneAtalanta
Castagne hardly touches Cancelo, but arrived a little late so is booked.
From a short corner, De Bruyne overhits a cross-field pass and the ball goes straight out of play. It's turning into one of those nights.
Sterling is released down the left and carries the ball into the box, where several Atalanta players converge on him and block the ball behind.
- OffGabriel JesusManchester City
- OnSergio AgüeroManchester City
Jesus makes way for Aguero.
Bravo is in danger of being caught out by a cross-cum-shot but deals with it well in the end.
Under pressure, Bravo does well to punch clear from the following free-kick.
- Yellow cardFernandinhoManchester City
Fernandinho is booked for a cynical body-check.
A Mahrez cross can't find anyone in a luminous shirt.
Sterling makes a nice run, Fernandinho finds him and, perhaps caught in two minds over whether to shoot or cross, he takes a sloppy touch and the ball runs to the goalkeeper.
Atalanta have a corner and the out-swinger is met by Djimsiti, who galces a header narrowly wide.
Best news City fans have heard this half.
Atalanta force Bravo to kick long and the ball sails out of play. That wasn't happening in the first half.
Play resumes and Bravo is soon charging off his line to make a diving header. Atalanta look a different team after the break.
At the second attempt, Gollini claims from the corner but may have hurt De Roon.
Mahrez runs in behind Castagne, but the left-back then makes a good block to stop the cross coming in. City recycle the ball and win a corner.
An elaborate free-kick routine between Gomez and Ilicic gives the Man City wall enough time to charge down the latter's cross.
- GoalMario PasalicAtalanta
GOAL! Atalanta 1-1 Man City (Pasalic). Gomez is allowed space to pick a cross on the left and he finds Pasalic, who had got between Mendy and Fernandinho and powers a header past Bravo! Well then.
Ilicic makes a nice run behind the defence, but his touch takes him away from goal and Cancelo is ultimately able to get back and tackle him.
- OffEdersonManchester City
- OnClaudio BravoManchester City
We're back underway, with Bravo indeed on.
Bravo is stripped off, so it looks like Ederson has picked up an injury. Bad news for City.
It's 1-1 in the group's other game between Shakhar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb at th break.
HT: Atalanta 0-1 Manchester City. The away team have been utterly dominant, but they lead by only one goal after Jesus missed a penalty. Sterling, who opened the scoring, has been particularly impressive again.
Atalanta win a free-kick that's rolled to Ilicic, whose shot is deflected wide.
There will be only one added minute, despite two VAR breaks.
That's woken up the crowd, as does Freuler and Jesus going head-to-head.
Dreadful penalty! Jesus takes but makes a scuffed connection with the ball and sends it at least a yard wide!
- Yellow cardJosip IlicicAtalanta
PENALTY! The referee goes over to the monitor and soon decides that will be a penalty. Ilicic booked.
Sterling hits it straight into the wall, where it hits Ilicic on the arm. Off to VAR we go again...
No spot-kick! The infringement begun outside the box, so it's a free-kick instead. Sterling fancies it nonetheless.
- Yellow cardRafael TolóiAtalanta
PENALTY! Sterling is pulled back by Toloi as he looks to collect a through ball and a penalty is given! VAR will have a look though...
More impressive numbers.
Mahrez skips past a defender and into the box, from where he shoots low and left-footed, but Gollini makes a good save.
Ederson has to be off his line in a flash to stop Gomez getting on the end of a through ball.
A Sterling cross goes through the six-yard box but is just beyond the reach of Silva, who was guided out of the way by Palomino.
Gundogan shoots over from just outside the box.
De Bruyne makes a forward run and is played through, commits the goalkeeper and then cuts the ball back for Sterling, but Sterlig seems hesitant for a second and that allows Hateboer to make an excellent block.
That isn't premature thinking, given how one-sided the game has been thus far.
- Yellow cardBerat DjimsitiAtalanta
Djimsiti goes into the book for hauling down Mahrez.
Atlanta lose the ball in their own half again and City work the ball to Mahrez, whose shot-cum-cross dribbles just wide and just out of reach of Sterling.
Mendy almost puts Sterling through on goal, but STerling's touch lets him down. For a team offering little in attack, Atalanta seem to be getting outnumbered at the back too often.
De Bruyne looks to pick out Mahrez at the top of the box from a corner, but the under-pressure Algerian elects to head forward instead of volleying, allowing Gollini to easily claim.
City have the ball but aren't doing much with it at present, so let's go back to Sterling. He now has 17 goals in 20 games for club and country this season.
A long ball runs straight through to Ederson. City very dominant so far, with Atalanta yet to have a spell of possession in the visitors' half.
Freuler loses his footing just as Atalanta look close to building an attack.
City have scored in every away game this season.
Very impressive numbers.
Jesus gets his head on the end of a corner but cannot direct the ball goalwards.
De Bruyne picks out Jesus with a brilliant first-time cross, only the Brazilian's poor touch means he loses possession.
- GoalRaheem SterlingManchester City
GOAL! Atalanta 0-1 Man City (Sterling). Sterling wins the ball back and offloads to Silva. He finds Jesus, who backheels the ball delightfully into Sterling's path and he slots home! That's a lovely goal.
Jesus is annoyed not to win a soft free-kick and has some angry words for the linesman.
City are caught sleeping somewhat and a deep cross finds an unmarked Hateboer at th back post, but he volleys into the side-netting.
The visitors win the ball high up the pitch and look to fashion a chance, but Jesus and Sterling aren't on the same wavelength.
Atalanta get the game started.
Whistles and boos greet the Champions League music, possibly from both sets of fans.
The early games are over and Bayern Munich and Juventus have both won, securing their places in the last 16. Are City about to join the? Kick-off is five minutes away.
Of course, playing their 'home' games in an unfamiliar stadium might not being doing Atalanta any favours.
In his last 10 Champions League games, Sterling has nine goals and four assists.
The visitors are wearing the ice lolly kit tonight.
It's been a torrid debut campaign in the competition for Atalanta so far, with no points and just two goals scored. It's also in stark contrast to their domestic form, where they made a strong start to the season and sit fifth in Serie A having scored a league-high 30 goals in 11 games. It took City a few years to find their feet in the Champions League, so they may have empathy, but certainly not sympathy. They are not the opposition you want to be facing when you have conceded more goals than any other team in the competition.
The last of those wins came in the reverse fixture. Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick and Sergio Aguero a brace as City smashed Atalanta 5-1, condemning the Italians to three losses from three.
No team has failed to make the knockout rounds after winning their first three group games before. Manchester City have a perfect three wins from three so far.
Guardiola insisted pre-game that he wouldn’t rotate his squad, but it’s his comments from the weekend about Sadio Mane that people really wanted to talk about. Given how often he deals with the media, it’s hard to believe he didn’t know that his initial comments about were going to cause such a fuss.
As for City, only Fernandinho survives from the back four that played against Southampton. Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus also come into the team, with David Silva injured and Sergio Aguero on the bench and Guardiola names a strong side. It does feel like largely his second-string backline though, so maybe there's a chance for Atalanta to get at them there - or for someone like Mendy to show he deserves more starts.
MANCHESTER CITY: Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Mendy, Gundogan, De Bruyne, B. Silva, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus. Subs: Bravo, Walker, Stones, Aguero, Angelino, Garcia, Doyle.
The hosts make two changes from the team that lost to Cagliari at the weekend. Dutchmen Hans Hateboer and Marten de Roon come into the side, with Luis Muriel dropping out as they put an extra body in midfield.
ATALANTA: Gollini, Castagne, Toloi, Djimsiti, Palomino, Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Pasalic, Ilicic, Gomez.
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