Liverpool confirmed they were following procedure by reporting the incident to UEFA.
It puts aside the memory of both Rafa Benitez's final Champions League campaign with the reds of 2009/10 and Brendan Rodgers' dismal effort in 2014-15.
How to spot a big game at Anfield? The Ukrainians took a quick-fire lead in the first half through goals from Bernard and Ismaily and held out until second-half stoppage time before substitute Agüero tucked away from the penalty to half the deficit.
"If we perform like this, in these moments, if we are that clinical, then yes". "We have enough time and we will be prepared for that game [Everton]". Spartak finish third in the group, behind second-placed Sevilla, and move into the Europa League. "They almost played like they were afraid of Liverpool".
Can was a dominant figure on the night, but it was Liverpool's 'Fab Four' of Coutinho, Salah, Mane and Firmino who stole the headlines yet again.
"We want to go through so we will not hesitate to line up our best team".
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An overjoyed Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca fulfilled his promise to dress up as fictional character Zorro after leading his side into the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Premier League club Manchester City on Wednesday.
Simon Gleave, head of sports analysis at statisticians Gracenote, suggests that Barcelona have a 28% chance of winning the Champions League this season- higher than any other club.
That should hopefully bode well for when the Champions League restarts in its knockout format in February.
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Plus it can't have been easy for Raheem with people saying he could be a makeweight in City's attempt to sign Alexis Sanchez . The pass, like a pitching wedge on the golf course, was inevitably perfect. "[Silva] felt uncomfortable after his goal".
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Barcelona need just one point out of this match to make sure that they win the group, which is a very comfortable place to be in. You have to feel sorry for him - if he didn't tuck it away from Denis Suarez's cross, Alcacer certainly would have.