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Kyle Walker red card: Pep Guardiola refuses to reveal dressing room conversation after the game

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Pep Guardiola refuses to reveal what will be said in the dressing room after Kyle Walker was sent City of Manchester‘NS Champions League lost to RB Leipzig.

The England full-back was shown a red card for an unnecessary break into the leg of Leipzig scorer Andre Silva after 82 minutes. Man City’s 2-1 defeat ended at RB Arena.

With the top of Group A secured, City have little chance of playing in the final game of the first period but the subsequent suspension for Walker could prove costly in the first round. next.

Guardiola briefly responded to questions about the incident during his post-match press conference.

“It’s a red card, for sure,” the Spaniard said bluntly. “I’m not here to say what happened in the dressing room.”

Guardiola has no complaints about the result. Leipzig, who experienced a slump after manager Jesse Marsch was sacked last weekend, won with goals in each half from Dominik Szoboszlai and Silva.

Riyad Mahrez pulled back a goal for City in the 14th minute, but after Walker was sacked, a comeback proved beyond their means.

“In the first half, we played without rhythm,” said Guardiola. We had problems getting in touch and they had a really nice team – we knew that from before.

“The second half was so much better. We were more aggressive, playing to win but unfortunately we made a mistake or two and they punished us. We lost. Congratulations Leipzig. ”

Man City, which reached the final last year, have not kept a clean sheet in their last five matches in all competitions, but, after traveling to Germany after seven consecutive wins, Guardiola is not too worried.

He said: “Of course we shouldn’t concede but in all the games we played a lot better than the opponent, except today when we struggled a little bit in the first half.

Kyle Walker has been kicked out of City (DPA via PA Wire)

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“But overall, we had an extremely good group stage. We got through the qualifiers with one match left from a tough group, so I’m more than satisfied with the performance in each match. “

More concerning for Guardiola could be the fitness of Phil Foden and Nathan Ake, both of whom have been substituted for injury problems.

“Nathan has a problem with his back,” said Guardiola. We will see tomorrow. Phil had a problem early in the game with his ankle. He struggled a bit, so he was given a break just in case.”

The night belongs to Leipzig, who have overcome recent difficulties to secure third place in the group and a place in the Europa League.

Interim manager Achim Beierlorzer said: “We had to show a reaction. This match was perfect for us because we proved something.

“We took the opportunity and there could have been more. We beat one of the best teams in the world.

“It’s a pity that there are no fans here but we did a great job. It was a well-deserved victory. ”

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