Champions League Group C: Kyle Walker in Goal Cements Manchester City Atop Table

Chops November 6, 2019 265 Reads

The only thing more uncomfortable on the eyes than Manchester City’s putrid third kit is having to watch Kyle Walker fill in as an emergency goalie for the FOURMIDABLES. Because that happened today in their 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Group C match against Atalanta.

Seriously look!

MILAN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 06: Kyle Walker of Manchester City looks on while he is in goal for Claudio Bravo of Manchester City who was shown the red card during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Atalanta and Manchester City at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 06, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Ederson went off at half-time with a reported minor injury. Pep is likely takingĀ  precaution there with their Sunday showdown against Premier League leaders Liverpool looming large. Then, back-up keeper Claudio Bravo was sent off with a red card. It provided Atalanta with a free-kick and City in need of an emergency back-up keeper. Enter Kyle Walker.

He did not look happy.

Regardless, City battened down the hatches for about 10 minutes and kept Walker from being challenged. While they drew Atalanta 1-1, dropping their first points of group play in their ridiculously easy and unchallenging bracket, they solidified their spot atop the table. City have not guaranteed advancement yet. However at 10 points, they’re greater than 99% to advance.

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Group C Odds to Advance

Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb both sit at five points. Atalanta is shockingly at the bottom with 1. We’ll repost the odds once issued again later tonight. However, expect Shakhtar and Dinamo to both be around even-money as both play Atalanta and City again.

Until then, enjoy more pictures of Kyle Walker in goal.

Kyle Walker of Manchester City and Benjamin Mendy of Manchester City in action during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Atalanta and Manchester City at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 06, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Cottini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Manchester City’s English defender Kyle Walker (R) prepares to enter the pitch as a replacing goalkeeper during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match Atalanta Bergamo vs Manchester City on November 6, 2019 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP) (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)
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