Ederson a doubt for Anfield crunch after Milan drama

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 8 Nov 2019

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson could be a doubt for this weekend's Premier League clash against Liverpool after being substituted at half-time in their dramatic Champions League 1-1 draw against Atalanta in Milan.

Claudio Bravo was introduced after the break for the English champions, but the game finished in chaos as the substitute goalkeeper was sent off 10 minutes from time with right-back Kyle Walker finishing the match in goal.

"It's a muscular problem," said manager Pep Guardiola. "It was a risk so we took [Ederson] off as he was feeling it late in the first half."

Liverpool lead second-placed City by six points, and a win at Anfield on Sunday would be a boost for Guardiola's side in their bid to keep the Premier League title.

City is already without injured defenders Aymeric Laporte and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Against Atalanta, Raheem Sterling fired City in front after only six minutes, but Gabriel Jesus dragged a dreadful penalty well wide shortly before half-time. Atalanta's Mario Pasalic equalized with a header past Bravo in the 49th minute, but worse was to come for the substitute City 'keeper when he was sent off with nine minutes remaining for bringing down Josip Ilicic.

Elsewhere, Douglas Costa scored an injury-time winner to send Juventus into the knockout stages after a 2-1 win at Lokomotiv Moscow, while Paris Saint-Germain and managerless Bayern Munich joined the Italian champions in the last 16.

Mauro Icardi's first-half goal was enough for PSG to edge past Brugge 1-0 at the Parc des Princes, while Bayern labored to a 2-0 win over Olympiakos at home under Hansi Flick, the interim coach following the sacking of Niko Kovac.

Brazilian Rodrygo, 18, scored a sensational hat-trick and the fastest two goals in competition history as Real Madrid humiliated Galatasaray 6-0.

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