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Watch: Ivan Rakitic equalises for Sevilla against Salzburg

The Champions League is back, and even the coldest of hearts will be rubbing their hands together in anticipation. Sevilla got things going from a Spanish perspective in this evening’s early kick-off, locking horns with Salzburg at the Sanchez-Pizjuan.

The Champions League is back, and even the coldest of hearts will be rubbing their hands together in anticipation. Sevilla got things going from a Spanish perspective in this evening’s early kick-off, locking horns with Salzburg at the Sanchez-Pizjuan.

INCREDIBLE SCENES in Sevilla. They’ve given away THREE PENALTIES in the first half. And Salzburg have only managed to score one of them!

— The Spanish Football Podcast (@tsf_podcast) September 14, 2021

Sevilla are a competent outfit under Julen Lopetegui, the Basque coach who’s gotten the best out of the squad assembled by Monchi. They’ve finished fourth in consecutive seasons in La Liga, and currently sit sixth in the league table with a game in hand.

Lille and Wolfsburg are the other clubs in what’s the kindest group in this season’s draw. Sevilla, the kings of the Europa League, are keen to transfer their pedigree to Europe’s top table. They made it to the last 16 last season only to suffer a humbling at the hands of Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund.

#UCLSevilla 1-1 Salzburg | GOAL! Rakitic

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