Our football match prediction:
Spartak Moscow vs Liverpool Otkrytiye Arena will host Tuesday’s football match between Spartak Moscow and Liverpool. The Russian champions played out a 1-1 draw with Maribor in Slovenia in the opening match of their Champions League campaign and they will have a big fish to fry in the football game against Jurgen Klopp’s troops. The Reds were more than unfortunate not to pick up all three points from their first group game against Sevilla and it has to be noted that Roberto Firmino missed a penalty to double Liverpool’s lead in the 42nd minute of the match. Joseph Gomez was sent off in the 2-2 draw with Sevilla, meaning that coach Jurgen Klopp can’t count on the defender for the Spartak Moscow game. Sadio Mane has yet to serve his domestic ban, but the Senegal international will start against the Russian side and the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Fernando):
Fernando Lucas Martins began his football career at Gremio, making his debut for the club on 24 January, 2010 against Veranopolis Sports Club. Fernando played 69 league games for Gremio and in 2013 he signed a deal with Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk. The defensive midfielder, who is a capable of playing as a central midfielder as well, made 27 league appearances for the Miners, scoring two goals for the club between 2013 and 2015. On 6 July, 2015, the Brazilian footballer joined Sampdoria for a fee of €8 million and he played 35 games for La Samp in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. Fernando, though, left the club at the end of the season as he signed a contract with Russian side Spartak Moscow. The former Sampdoria midfielder won the 2009 South American U17 Football Championship with Brazil, while clinching the South American Youth Championship with Brazil U20. Fernando did well to win Campeonato Gaucho with Gremio (2010) and he helped Shakhtar clinch the 2013/2014 Ukrainian Premier League trophy.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby. The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title. Liverpool won their last Champions League trophy in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched five European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs. The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.