The start of the 2021/22 season of the Champions League brought with it Sevilla vs Salzburg of Group G. This took place at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium and although the score ended 1-1, the real story is in the quantity of penalties marked during the match.
The first part ended with a partial tie; However, the referee Aleksey Kulbakov had already indicated 4 maximum penalties: three in favor of the German team and one for the locals. Luka Sucic and Ivan Rakitic scored in the 21st and 42nd minutes respectively.
In addition, Karim Adeyemi and Sucic himself missed two other penalties. This is surprising in any soccer game, regardless of the branch, the tournament and even the whistle in turn. Being a number recently seen in the Champions League, we tell you why Sevilla vs Salzburg will go down in the history books.
Despite the mistakes of the footballers from the 11 steps, Sevilla vs Salzburg gave us something never before seen in the Champions League. To begin with, it is the first match in the history of the tournament with 4 penalties marked. It is also the first time that a visiting team has charged three penalties in the same Champions League match. On the contrary, we had already seen local teams with 3 maximum penalties in their favor, list headed by Sevilla.