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Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool Highlights


Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool Highlights
Competition: Champions League
Start date: Nov 6 2018 17:55 PM
Venue: Stadion Rajko Mitić (Beograd)
Referee: Antonio Mateu (Spain)


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[spoiler title=’Show/hide Match Report’ style=’steelblue’ collapse_link=’false’]Milan Pavkov scored both goals as Red Star Belgrade beat Liverpool 2-0 in the increasingly intriguing Champions League Group C.

Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool Highlights Match Report

Red Star Belgrade blew Champions League Group C wide open and loosened Liverpool’s grip on top spot after Milan Pavkov scored a first-half brace in a 2-0 win. In the opening 45 minutes. Red Star Belgrade looked a class apart from the team which lost 4-0 at Anfield two weeks ago. As Pavkov netted twice in seven minutes to leave Jurgen Klopp’s side trailing by two at half-time. The Premier League outfit’s attempts to claw things back saw them hit the frame of the goal twice. In the second half through Andrew Robertson and Mohamed Salah. But they were unable to make their pressure tell and Red Star held on to their first win in the group stage. Liverpool should have had an early lead. When Daniel Sturridge inexplicably smashed over from just six yards and Red Star Belgrade were ruthless in their response. Pavkov broke the deadlock 22 minutes in with a towering header. From Marko Marin’s corner after evading the attentions of Virgil van Dijk. The striker soon got his second. Shrugging off Georginio Wijnaldum and beating Alisson with a fierce 25-yard drive to leave Klopp looking stunned on the touchline. Liverpool had a lucky escape at the start of the second period. The referee failing to award Red Star Belgrade a penalty when a shot struck the arm of James Milner. Liverpool soon took charge. Though their luck in front of goal showed no sign of improving. As a deflected Robertson delivery hit the crossbar and Salah’s 72nd-minute effort clipped the outside of the upright. Salah and Van Dijk then wasted late chances. As Red Star dug deep to open the door to Napoli or PSG in the hunt for first place.

Source: Goals.com[/spoiler]