Holders Liverpool, Chelsea pay penalty in Champions League openers

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Late spotkick ruins Liverpool’s rhythm while Chelsea miss theirs to salvage a point. FMTNews

PARIS: Holders Liverpool began their defence of the Champions League trophy with a defeat at the hands of Napoli on Tuesday, while one missed spotkick condemned Chelsea to defeat against Valencia and another came to Barcelona’s rescue.

Barely 10 minutes remained when Jose Callejon went down under an Andy Robertson challenge and German referee Felix Brych pointed to the spot. Haaland, the teenage English-born Norwegian striker whose father Alf-Inge played for Manchester City, gave Salzburg a second-minute lead and netted twice more before halftime.

The Spaniards scored in the 74th minute when a Dani Parejo freekick was converted by Rodrigo Moreno. Chelsea were then given a chance to rescue a draw when Daniel Wass was penalised for handball in the box, but Ross Barkley’s 87th-minute penalty hit the bar on its way over.Also in Group H, last season’s semifinalists Ajax claimed an impressive 3-0 home win over Lille with two of their newest signings among the goals.

The home side will feel they should have won, but Marco Reus had a second half penalty saved before Julian Brandt hit the bar late on.


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