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Uefa reaction to Russian racism is woefully weak and needs addressing | Martha Kelner

Alleged abuse aimed at Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster by Spartak Moscow captain has led to some campaigners calling for more education for Russian playersIt was only last week inside Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin,…

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Spartak Moscow player charged with racist behaviour to Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster

• Leonid Mironov charged over incident in UEFA Youth League game • Brewster had to be restrained by teammates after the incidentSpartak Moscow’s captain Leonid Mironov has been charged with racist behaviour towards Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster during a U…

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Philippe Coutinho leads Liverpool’s merry band of inspired attackers | Andy Hunter

Philippe Coutinho and Liverpool’s frontline ran riot against Spartak Moscow to show they are a team to fear in the knockout stages of the Champions LeagueJürgen Klopp bestowed the Liverpool captaincy on Philippe Coutinho for the first time in a competi…

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Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool strike force will have last-16 rivals worried

• Liverpool join four other English teams in Champions League knockout stage• ‘We showed we learned from the mistake we made in Seville’Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool’s formidable attacking quartet will strike fear throughout the Champions League after hi…

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Philippe Coutinho hat-trick inspires 7-0 Liverpool romp against Spartak Moscow

For Liverpool, this time there was never any danger that a 3-0 half-time lead could be lost. It was more just a surprise, having added two more within five minutes of the second half starting, that they restricted themselves to seven on a night wh…

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Philippe Coutinho hat-trick inspires 7-0 Liverpool romp against Spartak Moscow

For Liverpool, this time there was never any danger that a 3-0 half-time lead could be lost. It was more just a surprise, having added two more within five minutes of the second half starting, that they restricted themselves to seven on a night wh…

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Liverpool v Spartak Moscow: Champions League – live!

Minute-by-minute Champions League updates, kick-off 7.45pm (GMT)‘We must adopt all or nothing approach against Spartak’, says KloppKlopp alert to danger of Quincy Promes and urges Kop ‘to be at its best’Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning to get in touc…

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Liverpool to report Spartak Moscow over alleged racial abuse of Rhian Brewster

• England Under-17 striker says he was targeted in Uefa Youth League match• Spartak were found guilty of racially abusing Liverpool player in return fixtureLiverpool are to make an official complaint to Uefa after Rhian Brewster was allegedly racially …

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Jürgen Klopp alert to danger of Quincy Promes and urges Kop ‘to be at its best’

The Liverpool manager described Promes as being ‘like Sadio Mané – he can shoot very quickly and is a proper striker’ as Liverpool looked to secure a point against Spartak to qualify for the Champions League last 16Jürgen Klopp summed up Liverpool’s se…

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Champions League roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo sets record in Real romp

• Madrid forward scores his 18th Champions League goal of 2017• Napoli keep alive hopes of Champions League progressCristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as the holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a 6-0 wi…

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Champions League roundup: Borussia Dortmund held to draw by Apoel

• Bundesliga leaders Dortmund face missing out on last 16 after draw in Cyprus• Spartak Moscow thrash Sevilla 5-1 in Russia to move level with LiverpoolBundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund face an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout stages of t…

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Champions League roundup: Borussia Dortmund held to draw by Apoel

• Bundesliga leaders Dortmund face missing out on last 16 after draw in Cyprus• Spartak Moscow thrash Sevilla 5-1 in Russia to move level with LiverpoolBundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund face an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout stages of t…

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Philippe Coutinho earns draw but Liverpool rue missed chances

“Win Or Die” proclaimed the banner that covered one side of Stadion Spartak before kick-off. It was an extreme order to Spartak Moscow, a strange motivational technique and as it transpired they were quite content with a draw at home to Liverpool. It was Jürgen Klopp who left with greater regret.

For the second time in the Champions League group stage Liverpool extracted only a point from a game they controlled, created the clearer opportunities and conceded as a consequence of their own lapses.

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Spartak Moscow v Liverpool: Champions League – live!

8.25pm BST

38 min: Firmino bustles inside from the left and shoots. Taschi’s in the way. Liverpool probe down the right. Henderson clips a teasing first-time ball into the middle from the right. Taschi has a swing and a miss and the ball just hits the unwitting Firmino, who was no more than six yards out and completely unmarked, and rolls to an exceedingly grateful Rebrov.

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37 min: “It’s wrong to say Liverpool’s defence is a comedy of errors,” says Paul Griffin. “It’s an multi-season, Emmy-winning, box set of comedies of errors, with a gifted ensemble of comic talent. If one player is off their game, the rest will rescue the farce with uproarious pratfalls and slapstick. The last but one time Liverpool won Big Cup, Steve Nicol was on the bench. He must be fifty, but would still start ahead of any if these defenders.”

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Sadio Mané returns in Moscow but Klopp puts Liverpool balance before art

• Mané, Coutinho, Firmino and Salah all available for Spartak match
• Klopp says Moscow fixture is not the place for ‘all the artists’

Jürgen Klopp seemed genuinely excited by his first visit to Moscow and the formidable police presence that greeted Liverpool’s arrival at Sheremetyevo Airport. The prospect of finally unleashing his most talented attacking quartet provided another adrenalin-rush but Spartak Moscow away, he cautioned, might not be the place for “all the artists”.

Bans, Barcelona and back injuries have prevented the Liverpool manager fielding Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah from the start of a competitive fixture this season. They shared seven minutes on the pitch in the opening Champions League draw with Sevilla but not since the defeat of Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup on 1 August has the fluid foursome opened a contest for Klopp. That may change at the Otkrytie Arena, home of the struggling champions of Russia, although there was a pragmatism to the Liverpool manager as he considered his impressive options for the second game in Group E.

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Trouble flares at Maribor as Spartak Moscow fans fire projectile at referee

• Flare apparently aimed at referee Deniz Aytekin on Maribor pitch
• Uefa could take action against Russian club

Spartak Moscow face Uefa censure after a flare was fired on to the pitch during their 1-1 draw at Maribor in Slovenia. The crowd trouble comes as concerns grow about hooliganism at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

During a goalless first half, filled with missed opportunities, a flare was fired from the Spartak supporters massed at one end of the ground onto the centre of the pitch, landing close to the referee Deniz Aytekin, who was standing in the centre circle.

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Champions League: fans from all 32 clubs share their previews and predictions

We asked fans from across Europe how their clubs will fare this season. Only one of them is expecting his team to win itPrediction: Group stage Continue reading…

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When Arsenal last let in five at home in Europe fans stayed to clap the opposition

Arsenal fans did not turn on their team or manager after their 5-2 defeat to Spartak Moscow in 1982 – they stayed to the end to pay tribute to the winners

By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog, part of the Guardian Sport Network

There are times in the life of a football fan when you have to simply take defeat on the chin. You can’t always blame the referee, manager, board or players for your team being on the receiving end of a tonking. One such example for Arsenal fans was the visit of Spartak Moscow to Highbury on 29 September 1982. The visitors’ performance on that early autumn evening was terrific and terrifying, scintillating and shocking, entertaining and eye-opening, as they crushed Arsenal’s hopes in the Uefa Cup.

In this internet age of ours, there is no longer an air of mystery surrounding European teams or players. Not so in 1982. We were still a few months away from the launch of the UK’s fourth TV channel when the draw for the Uefa Cup first round was made. Some fans would have known of Rinat Dasayev, who had gained a reputation as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, and midfielder Yuri Gavrilov, who was seen as the danger man, but Spartak largely came to London as an unknown quantity.

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When Arsenal last let in five at home in Europe fans stayed to clap the opposition

Arsenal fans did not turn on their team or manager after their 5-2 defeat to Spartak Moscow in 1982 – they stayed to the end to pay tribute to the winners

By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog, part of the Guardian Sport Network

There are times in the life of a football fan when you have to simply take defeat on the chin. You can’t always blame the referee, manager, board or players for your team being on the receiving end of a tonking. One such example for Arsenal fans was the visit of Spartak Moscow to Highbury on 29 September 1982. The visitors’ performance on that early autumn evening was terrific and terrifying, scintillating and shocking, entertaining and eye-opening, as they crushed Arsenal’s hopes in the Uefa Cup.

In this internet age of ours, there is no longer an air of mystery surrounding European teams or players. Not so in 1982. We were still a few months away from the launch of the UK’s fourth TV channel when the draw for the Uefa Cup first round was made. Some fans would have known of Rinat Dasayev, who had gained a reputation as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, and midfielder Yuri Gavrilov, who was seen as the danger man, but Spartak largely came to London as an unknown quantity.

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Emmanuel Frimpong sent off over gesture after fans make monkey chants

• Ex-Arsenal player faces ban after response to chants from Spartak Moscow fans
• Frimpong was later criticised by the general director of his club, FC Ufa

The former Arsenal player Emmanuel Frimpong was criticised by his own club and now faces a multi-game ban after he was sent off in Russia for his response to racist chants from opposing supporters.

Related: Spartak Moscow fans barred from two away games over racist banner

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