CELTIC are heading on collision course with old foes Maribor
in the Champions League qualifiers.
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LIVERPOOL turned on the taps in some style in Slovenia and that 7-0 romp at Maribor
a fortnight ago has certainly shaped the markets ahead of the return on Merseyside.
Liverpool were rewarded for their patience as they eventually overcame some resilient defending from Slovenia's Maribor
to win 3-0 at Anfield in their Champions League Group E match on Wednesday.
LIVERPOOL'S record-breaking 7-0 win in Maribor
quickly led people to question how strong the opposition were - but you can only beat what's in front of you.
Luka Zahovic missed a fine chance to double the advantage and enhance Maribor
's claims of inflicting Chelsea's first defeat of the season, before Nemanja Matic's close-range effort 17 minutes from time which saved the Blues' blushes.
1 CHELSEA 1 CHELSEA must wait to secure qualification from Champions League Group G after Eden Hazard missed a late penalty in a 1-1 draw against minnows Maribor
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho revealed that his squad's lack of focus cost them two points, as the Blues dropped two points with a 1-1 draw against Maribor
The 36-year-old Maribor
keeper (above) may, just, have recovered from the 6-0 mauling his side received at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago.
were meant to be Group G cannon fodder - six points waiting to happen.
The German based Express Airways plans to resume operations later this year with a single Airbus A320 which it will base in Maribor
in Slovenia's north-east.
It was a convincing result that moves Andre Villas-Boas' side up to second in the table - two points behind leaders Lazio, who beat Panathinaikos 3-0, and two above third-place Maribor