What did we just see? Kyle Walker, yes, Kyle Walker playing as a makeshift goalkeeper. Only in the Champions League. Only Claudio Bravo.


Manchester City wasted the opportunity to qualify for the last 16, ​drawing 1-1 against Atalanta in Italy following a baffling final 15 minutes.


City took an early lead but were pegged back shortly after half time, before chaos ensued. Bravo, a second-half substitute for Ederson, got sent off, leaving none other than Walker to grab the gloves.


Shall we go back to the beginning?


Before the game had started there were questions raised about whether Pep Guardiola would rest players before City's gargantuan clash with ​Liverpool at the weekend. Many were left aghast to see a full strength lineup when the team sheets were released.

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This encounter saw ​Serie A's top scorers face off against the ​Premier League's top scorers, so it was hardly surprise to see a goal after only six minutes. 


​Raheem Sterling continued his fine form, finishing off a lovely move and grabbing his fifth ​Champions League goal of the season to give City an early lead.



​Manchester City were gifted the chance to double their lead before half time, eventually being awarded a penalty after Sterling's free kick struck an arm inside the box. With no ​Sergio Aguero in the lineup, the responsibility fell to ​Gabriel Jesus.


It's probably best to forget all about his weak spot kick.


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City fans were also left with their hearts in their mouths ahead of Sunday's clash with Liverpool, as Ederson was subbed off due to a minor injury. Cue Claudio Bravo.


​​The visitors' wasted chances proved costly, with Atalanta drawing the level soon after the break. It was a Chelsea loanee who grabbed the goal, Mario Pasalic converting Alejandro Gomez's wonderful cross to bring the game back into contention. And Chelsea fans made sure that they mentioned it.


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And then came the moment we had all been waiting for...a piece of Claudio Bravo buffoonery.


The substitute came flying off his line, bringing down Josip Ilicic, and as the last man the keeper saw red.


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​​Then it was the decision of who will step up? And, of course, it's...Kyle Walker.

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​The Champions League just refuses to give up this drama, doesn't it? Ridiculous.