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Sevilla take advantage of Liverpool's lack of killer instinct

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Sevilla take advantage of Liverpool's lack of killer instinct

Sevilla take advantage of Liverpool's lack of killer instinct

Stu Forster

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Liverpool paid a heavy price for a first-half penalty miss as Sevilla grabbed a late equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw in their Champions League group E opener.

Liverpool paid a heavy price for a first-half penalty miss as Sevilla grabbed a late equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw in their Champions League group E opener at Anfield on Wednesday.

Sevilla into the lead

The Premier League side had been cruising after overcoming the shock of Wissam Ben Yedder's fifth-minute goal to lead 2-1 at halftime.

But Roberto Firmino, who had scored Liverpool's first on 21 minutes, struck a post with a penalty just before the break, shortly after Mohamed Salah had put them ahead.

Liverpool dominated, but Sevilla got the leveller

Despite Liverpool dominating the second period, it was Sevilla who scored through Joaquin Correa.

Philippe Coutinho received a standing ovation from the Anfield faithful when he appeared as a substitute on 76 minutes for his first appearance since asking for a transfer, while Liverpool's Joe Gomez was sent off for a second booking in stoppage time.

Sevilla coach Berizzo was sent off during the game for behaving like a small boy, offering the ball to a Liverpool player on the touchline only to move it out of his reach when he tried to take it. Berizzo then threw the ball away. 

Berizzo sent off for his petulant behaviour

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