Maribor and Spartak Moscow played out a 1-1 draw in their Champions League Group E opener as a referee narrowly escaped being hit by a flare.
The nautical-style flare was fired from a sector packed with Spartak fans after around 15 minutes, landing in the centre of the pitch near German referee Deniz Aytekin, who briefly stopped play.
The opening goal came when home goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovic failed to hold an effort from outside the box by Fernando, and Aleksandr Samedov pounced to fire into...
Now that the Champions League draw has been completed, here's a preview for Group E. Who do you think will go through?
Predicted finish1. Sevilla
It's been quite a year at Spartak -- 12 months ago they were dealing with the ignominy of being knocked out of the Europa League by AEK Larnaca, but after Dmitri Alenichev resigned and Massimo Carrera (formerly Antonio Conte's assistant at Juventus) took over, fortunes changed. They...