Salzburg's Austrian forward Chikwubuike Adamu (left) vies with Sevilla's Brazilian midfielder Fernando Reges during the UEFA Champions League first round group G football match between Sevilla and Salzburg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on Sept 14, 2021. (CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)
SEVILLE - Sevilla were held to a 1-1 draw at home to RB Salzburg in the Champions League on Tuesday after a chaotic first half in which four penalties were awarded, three to the visitors, while the hosts were forced to play most of the second half with 10 men.
German striker Karim Adeyemi missed the target from the spot in the 13th minute and the Austrians earned a second penalty in the 21st which Croatian midfielder Luka Sucic managed to tuck away to put his side ahead.
Salzburg then won another penalty in the 37th minute but Sucic hit the post with his second effort and the hosts made them pay when they were given a spot-kick at the end of the first half which captain Ivan Rakitic scored.
Sevilla were suddenly on the back foot again early in the second half when striker Youssef En-Nesyri was sent off for a second booking but the Spaniards held on for a draw.
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