In group E both matches of the first round of the group stage of the Champions League ended in a draw.
Liverpool, with a tangible competitive advantage, failed to “Anfield” to beat Sevilla. The key moment of the match came in the 42nd minute when Roberto Firmino penalty hit the post and missed the chance to bring the score to 3:1.
In the second half, Sevilla took advantage of their rare scoring chance and equalized. Moreover, the Spaniards almost snatched victory, but Muriel in stoppage time failed to beat Carius.
Liverpool – Sevilla 2:2
Goals: Firmino, 21, Salah, A 37 – Ben Palace, 5, Correa, 72
Liverpool: Karius – Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can (Coutinho, 76), Wijnaldum Mans (Sturridge, 83), Firmino, Salah (Oxlade-Chamberlain 89)
Sevilla: Rico Mercado, Kjaer, Pareja, Escudero – Nzonzi, Banega, Pissarro (Sarabia, 45) — Jesús Navas (Korchia, 82), Ben And A Palace (Muriel, 69), Correa
Warning: Moreno — Mercado, Pareja, Banega
Removal: Gomez, 90+4
Champion of Russia “Spartak” after a five year hiatus returned to the League of Champions Muscovites were close to victory over Maribor, but at the end of the match unnecessarily clung to their goal and conceded a goal.
Maribor – Spartak 1:1
Goals: Bahar, 89 – Samedov, 59
Maribor: Handanovič — Raicevic, Wheeler, Mielec, Sharpie — Ahmadi (Mesanovic, 69), Centar (Pichler, 79), Bayda (Kramaric, 69), Kapha, Bohar — Tavares.
Spartacus: Rebrov — Bocchetti, Kutepov, Djikia, Kombarov (Melgarejo, 90) — Promes (Popov, 85), Pasalic, Fernando, Glushakov (Samedov, 29), Yeshchenko — Luiz Adriano.
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