Sevilla hold Liverpool

September 14, 2017

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.

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