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Roberto Firmino breaks long standing Liverpool record

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Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino scored the fastest goal in the club’s Champions League history when he put the Reds 1-0 up against Sevilla. The Brazilian forward was left unmarked at the back post from a corner and slotted home to put Jurgen Klopp’s men ahead after just 85 seconds in Spain. It means the former Hoffenheim man now holds the record for the fastest goal scored in Liverpool’s Champions League history.

The night got sweeter for Firmino as he grabbed his second of the game with a cheeky ‘no-look’ finish shortly before half-time to put Liverpool 3-0 up at the break. However, Sevilla struck back five minutes after the restart to reduce the deficit.

Sevilla produced a stunning fightback from a three-goal half-time deficit to earn a well-earned point with a thrilling 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Tuesday thanks to Guido Pizarro’s stoppage-time equaliser.

Roberto Firmino scored twice as Jurgen Klopp’s side looked set to qualify for the knockout stages for the first time in nine years and seal top spot in Group E with a three goal blitz in the first half-hour, with Sadio Mane also netting.

However, Wissam Ben Yedder pulled two goals back before Pizarro stabbed home from a corner to protect Sevilla’s year-long unbeaten run at home.

Both sides remain well-placed to reach the last 16 as Liverpool still lead the group on nine points from Sevilla on eight with Spartak Moscow in third on six points.

Liverpool host the Russians at Anfield in two weeks’ time when Sevilla travel to Maribor for the final games in the group.

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