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Spartak Moscow criticised for 'melting chocolate' tweet about own black players

A social media message containing “racist references” posted by Russian club Spartak Moscow “shows a shocking level of ignorance”, says the chief of anti-discriminatory body Fare. Spartak tweeted a video of some black players training in sunny conditions with a message translating as “see how the chocolates melt in the sun”. “Racism is one of the biggest issues Russia faces in the year they host the World Cup. References like this show how some minorities are seen by some in the country,” said Piara Powar. “For Russia’s biggest club to…

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Liverpool 7-0 Spartak Moscow: Manager Jurgen Klopp purrs at attacking threat after rampant win against Russian side

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side can be a threat in the knockout stages of the Champions League if they maintain their devastating form in front of goal. A 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow took their tally for their European campaign 23, the second-highest in the competition’s group stage history behind Paris St-Germain’s 25 this year. The Reds have scored 32 goals in an unbeaten nine-match run since losing to Tottenham in late October and are hitting top form at precisely the time they began to run out of…

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Liverpool 7-0 Spartak Moscow: Klopp's men rated and slated

The keeper continues to build his Liverpool portfolio and although this game was all about Liverpool’s goals, Karius made some smart saves from Quincy Promes. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Liverpool secured top spot in their Champions League group in style with a rampant victory at home to Spartak Moscow.  The Reds got the perfect start when captain for the night Philippe Coutinho scored a penalty early on.  Coutinho added his and Liverpool’s second moments later before Roberto Firmino’s tidy goal finished the game inside 20 minutes.  Sadio Mane’s lovely volley…

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Manchester United 2-1 CSKA Moscow: Red Devils coast to victory to secure top spot in Champions League group

Manchester United came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow and top their Champions League group as Jose Mourinho’s men took their unbeaten home run to a club record-equalling 40th match. It always appeared a case of when rather than if United would progress to the last-16 for the first time since 2013-14, despite their winning start to Group A ending with their last-gasp defeat at Basel. Not even Alan Dzagoev’s controversial opener had the Old Trafford faithful concerned as only a record seven-goal defeat would deny United, who turned things…

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