Man. City v Atalanta - as it happened
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FT: Man City 5-1 Atalanta. An easy win for the hosts and an incredible performance from Sterling. Foden was silly to get sent off, but the hosts will be happy tonight. Long trip back for Atalanta.
The resulting free-kick is saved by Ederson at his bottom left corner.
Otamendi is booked for a late challenge on Muriel.
Freuler is through, but his shot from inside the box is saved well.
3 minutes added time!!
Foden is sent off!! He picks up his 2nd booking for pulling again. Totally needless as his side are 5-1 up!!
Foden is booked for pulling Malinovskiy.
Absolute sitter. Sterling is played through and is one on one with the keeper. But he puts his effort wide. He could have got his 4th!!
The corner comes in and Pasalic's header is tipped away by Ederson. It was going in the bottom corner.
Atalanta sub: Ilicic off for Hateboer.
Man City sub: Cancelo on for Mendy.
Aguero first has a chance that is saved by the keeper, it ends up with the Mahrez crossing for Sterling in the middle, and he taps it in. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
STERLING HAT TRICK!!!!!!!
Man City sub: Otamendi on for De Bruyne.
Atalanta scored an offside goal. Ilicic is miles offside, he plays it back to Gosens who hits the post, but scores the rebound. Still 4-1.
Gundogan finds Sterling running down the line, he cuts into the box, takes it past one and puts it past the keeper. Will Man City stop there?
De Bruyne is booked after he left his arm trailing and it hits Toloi in the face.
Ilicic has a shot from inside the box after chopping and turning, but it goes straight at Ederson and he parries it away.
De Bruyne gets away to the byeline, he fakes a cross and takes it by 1 player, he passes to Foden in the box, he passes to Sterling, who puts it in the top corner from about 5 yards out. They have turned on the style.
De Bruyne has an effort from outside the box that is pushed behind for a corner.
False alarm. He's back on.
Aguero is down injured here. A big blow if he has to get taken off.
Atalanta showing promising signs so far in this half.
Atalanta sub: Masiello off for Pasalic.
Atalanta sub: Muriel on for Gomez.
And we're back!!
HT: Man City 2-1 Atalanta. Man City started to turn on the style towards the end of the half after Atalanta gave them a scare by going ahead. Stay tuned for the 2nd half- there could easily be more goals.
One from the training ground. The corner comes to Gundogan at the edge of the box, but his volley is weak and gathered by Gollini.
2 minutes added time.
Walker fires a drilled effort from outside the box after the ball was cut back to him, but Gollini parries it to safety.
City could easily come out all guns blazing in the 2nd half and score a lot more.
Man City sub: Stones on for Rodri.
Rodri is injured here. He will come off.
Sterling dinks by the defenders and is brought down by Masiello. Aguero steps up, and although the keeper dives the right way, it's too far in the corner. 2-1 City.
Sterling crosses for Aguero who beats the offside trap beautifully, and he nutmegs it past the keeper. Easy as you like!!
Ilisic was brought down foolishly just inside the box from Fernandinho. Malinovskiy steps up and sends Ederson the wrong way. As cool as you like!! 1-0 Atalanta
Aguero blazes over the bar from inside the box. That's the City we all know and love!!
Sterling passes to Aguero, whose shot from just outside the box goes inches wide. It was a good save from Gollini who got a fingertip to it.
Ilicic has a shot from outside the box that Ederson saves to his left.
Foden gets into the box and goes down asking for a penalty. He was just outmuscled.
City haven't threatened in this match. Surely a matter of time?
1st chance goes to Atalanta. Castagne heads over the bar after Gosens crossed in. Decent chance.
Masiello is booked for a tackle on De Bruyne.
Atalanta starting the match well. They have gone out all guns blazing, they want to win!!
Mendy is booked for a bad tackle on Ilicic.
And we're off!!!
Guess who's back??
For the visitors, only Gollini, Masiello, Freuler, Gosens, Malinovskiy and Gomez keep their place.
Man City make 4 changes from the side that beat Crystal Palace 2-0. Cancelo, Silva, Jesus, and Bernardo are replaced by Walker, Foden, Aguero and Mahrez.
Atalanta XI: Gollini; Toloi, Djimsiti, Masiello; Castagne, Freuler, De Roon, Gosens; Malinovskiy; Papu Gomez, Ilicic
Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Rodri, Mendy; Gündogan, De Bruyne, Foden; Mahrez, Agüero, Sterling
Hello and welcome to this Champions League match between Man City and Atalanta. Will the visitors spring an upset?