Red Star Belgrade earned its first win in the Champions League by beating Liverpool 2-0 to throw Group C wide open on Tuesday. Milan Pavkov rose highest to head home from a Marko Marin corner, directing his header beyond Alisson in the Liverpool goal.
Two first half goals from a €300,000 signing Milan Pavkov, the 24-year-old scoring his first European goals in only his 11th appearance, were enough to beat the off-colour Reds.
Red Star are bottom of the group on just one point and have virtually no chance of qualifying for the knockout stages ahead of Liverpool, Napoli or PSG so coach Vladan Milojevic has admitted they are playing for pride this evening.
Keita has travelled to Belgrade and while he is expected to start from the bench, a short cameo at the end of the game is also likely and will provide him with some match fitness as well as a way to get his confidence back up. You then have to play your best football in a negative mood.it was a blow.
Shaqiri would be a potentially controversial decision as Red Star fans are still fuming about the Swiss international's goal celebration against Serbia at the World Cup in which he put his hands together to form a symbol from the Albanian flag.
On the Red Star game against Liverpool, Nicholas said, "This is a volatile situation so not taking Xherdan Shaqiri they're trying to diffuse the situation".
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"It was a game we lost and that happened not 20 times so far". We never came back into situations.
Daniel Sturridge, who started up front for Liverpool in place of Roberto Firmino, sidefooted over the bar from close range in the first half and Mohamed Salah saw his shot strike the post after halftime.
They will now know they are going to have to aim to win both of their final two group matches to reach the last 16.
There were plenty of candidates for worst player, but Daniel Sturridge's terrible first half performance was noticeably awful.
"If - big if - we had scored early the game would have changed but we didn't".
That was of little concern to Red Star's players, however, as they joined arms and took the acclaim of their supporters on the full-time whistle.