UEFA Champions League: Flare endangers referee as Maribor, Spartak Moscow draw 1-1

Alexander Samedov scored on a rebound in the 59th minute as Spartak returned to the Champions League after a five-year absence. Samedov had come on as a substitute in the 29th after the Russian club's captain Denis Glushakov asked to be taken off with an apparent injury.

By: AP | Published:September 14, 2017 10:36 am
Champions League, Spartak Moscow, Maribor, Deniz Aytekin Spartak Moscow returned to the Champions League after a five-year absence. (Source: AP)

A Champions League referee narrowly escaped being hit by a flare on Wednesday as Spartak Moscow drew 1-1 with Maribor. The nautical-style flare was fired from a sector packed with Spartak fans after around 15 minutes, with the score at 0-0.

It flew over the pitch and landed in the center, near German referee Deniz Aytekin, who briefly stopped the Group E game. It resumed shortly after.

Alexander Samedov scored on a rebound in the 59th minute as Spartak returned to the Champions League after a five-year absence. Samedov had come on as a substitute in the 29th after the Russian club’s captain Denis Glushakov asked to be taken off with an apparent injury.

Maribor salvaged a draw in the 85th as Damjan Bohar curled a shot past Artyom Rebrov.

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