Liverpool, Napoli, Sevilla win first leg of their respective Champions League play-off ties [Photos]

Liverpool won the first leg in Germany with Trent Alexander-Arnold scoring a free kick. Elsewhere in Europe Celtic, Napoli, Sevilla and Olympiacos also racked up wins to gain an advantage in Champions League playoff matches.

FP Sports August 17, 2017 15:50:29 IST
Scottish champions Celtic stamped their authority over Astana as they handed the Kazakhstan side a 5-0 drubbing with Scott Sinclair scoring two. Twitter @ChampionsLeague
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Scottish champions Celtic stamped their authority over Astana as they handed the Kazakhstan side a 5-0 drubbing with Scott Sinclair scoring two. Twitter @ChampionsLeague
Liverpool survived an early penalty scare, to see their 18-year old defender Trent Alexander-Arnold score a sensational free kick to give the Reds a breakthrough. James Milner also scored, helping them to win 2-1. Reuters
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Liverpool survived an early penalty scare, to see their 18-year old defender Trent Alexander-Arnold score a sensational free kick to give the Reds a breakthrough. James Milner also scored, helping them to win 2-1. Reuters
TSG Hoffenheim started the game brightly but couldn't cope up with Liverpool's 'gegen-pressing' to put them on the back foot in this two leg tie. Twitter @achtzehn99_en
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TSG Hoffenheim started the game brightly but couldn't cope up with Liverpool's 'gegen-pressing' to put them on the back foot in this two leg tie. Twitter @achtzehn99_en
Napoli beat 9-man Nice with Belgian Dries Mertens on the scoresheet. Nice were missing their star striker Mario Balotelli and new signing Wesley Sneijder. Twitter @ChampionsLeague
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Napoli beat 9-man Nice with Belgian Dries Mertens on the scoresheet. Nice were missing their star striker Mario Balotelli and new signing Wesley Sneijder. Twitter @ChampionsLeague
It always became an uphill task for OGC Nice when Vincent Koziello and Alassane Plea were sent off in Naples. Twitter @ogcnice
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It always became an uphill task for OGC Nice when Vincent Koziello and Alassane Plea were sent off in Naples. Twitter @ogcnice
Greek champions Olympiacos defeated Croatian side Rijeka by 2-1 at Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus. After going a goal down, Olympiacos showed a gritty display to win the first leg. Twitter @ChampionsLeague
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Greek champions Olympiacos defeated Croatian side Rijeka by 2-1 at Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus. After going a goal down, Olympiacos showed a gritty display to win the first leg. Twitter @ChampionsLeague
Wissam Ben-Yedder scored in the 84th minute to earn Sevilla a 2-1 victory against Istanbul Basaksehir. The Spanish side hold an advantage of two away goals. Twitter @SevillaFC
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Wissam Ben-Yedder scored in the 84th minute to earn Sevilla a 2-1 victory against Istanbul Basaksehir. The Spanish side hold an advantage of two away goals. Twitter @SevillaFC
Portuguese side Sporting CP and Romania's Steaua Bucuresti played out a goalless draw in their Champions League tie in Lisbon. Twitter @Sporting_CP
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Portuguese side Sporting CP and Romania's Steaua Bucuresti played out a goalless draw in their Champions League tie in Lisbon. Twitter @Sporting_CP