Liverpool’s Sadio Mane  celebrates with his team-mates after his side’s fourth goal in the Champions League game against  Spartak Moscow at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is fouled during Liverpool’s Champions League win over Maribor. Photo:Peter Byrne/PA Wire

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 Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah falls into the net after scoring their fourth goal. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard after missing a penalty against Maribor at Stadion Ljudski in Maribor. Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic / Reuters

Maribor 1 Chelsea 1Chelsea remain unbeaten but their charge suddenly feels more of a stagger, the rhythm not quite as upbeat as it once was. This was (...)

Celtic’s Efe Ambrose reacts during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play Off, second leg match at Celtic Park, Glasgow, last night. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Celtic were handed a reprieve in the last round against Legia Warsaw but against Maribor there was nothing for the Hoops to cling on to. This time the(...)