Sevilla hold Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England (AP):
Sevilla seized on sloppy defending by Liverpool to score early and then grab a second-half equaliser in a 2-2 draw in the Champions League yesterday.
Joaquin Correa earned a point for the Spanish team, curling home a finish in the 72nd minute after Liverpool switched off at a throw-in to allow Luis Muriel to run through unchecked.
Sevilla's opening goal in the fifth minute also arose from a defensive error, with Liverpool centre back Dejan Lovren letting a low cross go under his boot and Wissam Ben Yedder on hand to poke in at the far post.
Liverpool fought back to take the lead by half-time thanks to goals by Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, and Firmino missed a chance to make it 3-1 when he curled a penalty against the outside of the post after Sadio Mane was fouled.
Philippe Coutinho came on as a 76th-minute substitute for his first appearance of the season for Liverpool, following a summer that saw him put in a transfer request after his club rejected three huge offers from Barcelona.