Liverpool draw 1-1 with Spartak Moscow in tough Champions League away tie

Liverpool draw 1-1 with Spartak Moscow in tough Champions League away tie

- Premier League giants Liverpool were forced to a 1-1 draw by resilient Russian side Spartak Moscow in Champions League matchday 2

- The host got the opener in the game before Liverpool drew one back through a Philippe Coutinho effort

- The Red have gone two Champions League games with a draw in the recent campaign

Premier League side Liverpool were forced to a 1-1 draw with Russian side Spartak Moscow at the Otkrytiye Arena.

Liverpool draw 1-1 with Spartak Moscow in tough Champions League away tie

Philippe Coutinho is gradually finding his form for the Reds (photo: Squawka)

The visitors started the game dominating but it was the home side that had the first laugh in the 24th minute of the game when Spartak attacker curled a brilliantly taken free-kick pass Loris Karius.

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The Red however responded swiftly to get an equaliser in the 31st minutes as Coutinho plays a neat one-two with Mane on the edge of the area before controlling the ball and lifting it past Rebrov from eight yards out.

Liverpool draw 1-1 with Spartak Moscow in tough Champions League away tie

Liverpool draw 1-1 with Spartak Moscow in tough Champions League away tie

The host were put under immense pressure in the second half but they held strong as Liverpool came close to getting the winning goal.

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Liverpool draw 1-1 with Spartak Moscow in tough Champions League away tie

The Liverpool side is a different team when Mane is included in lineup (photo: Squakwa)

In other Champions League matchday 2 encounter, Harry Kane got a hatrick for Tottenham as they defeated Cyprus side APOEL 0-3, a Cristiano Ronaldo double and a Gareth Bale opener ensured Real Madrid were 3-1 winner over Borussia Dortmund and Napoli defeated Feyenoord 3-1.

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