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Firmino pokes fun at injury as Dele watches Tottenham defeat from sofa – EIGHT THINGS YOU MISSED

Liverpool left it late to seal a dramatic home win over Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield to kick-start their latest Champions League campaign.

Roberto Firmino put his eye injury to bed and came off the bench to win it for the Reds on a night where it was disappointment for Tottenham as they were beaten late on by Inter Milan.  

Here, Sportsmail takes a look at the things that may have escaped you from the Champions League matches on Tuesday evening.

Liverpool enjoyed a famous European night as they left it late to beat Paris Saint-Germain

Firmino has an eye for a celebration

Roberto Firmino clearly has a sense of humour – and he showed it to the world after netting the winning goal in stoppage time against Paris Saint-Germain.

Beginning the match on the bench after suffering an eye injury against Tottenham on Saturday, the Brazilian was sent on by boss Jurgen Klopp to grab a winner with the match tied at 2-2.

He soon delivered to send Anfield into raptures and he was quick to show off his eye-patch celebration in reference to the injury which almost ruled him out. He even had team-mate Sadio Mane and boss Klopp joining in. 

Roberto Firmino poked fun at his eye injury in his celebration after netting the winning goal

Roberto Firmino poked fun at his eye injury in his celebration after netting the winning goal

The Brazilian even had team-mate Sadio Mane joining in as Liverpool beat Paris Saint-Germain

The Brazilian even had team-mate Sadio Mane joining in as Liverpool beat Paris Saint-Germain

Even boss Jurgen Klopp could no resist mimicking the Brazilian's 'eye patch' celebration

Even boss Jurgen Klopp could no resist mimicking the Brazilian’s ‘eye patch’ celebration

Salah shows it all as he takes shirt off 

Mohamed Salah may not have found himself on the score-sheet against the French champions but he certainly got a sweat on.

Early in the first half the Egyptian prepared to take a corner but opted he was too warm and stripped off to remove his red undershirt.

It was said to be a balmy night in Liverpool but it ended up a ferocious temperature with Liverpool stealing three points right at the end.  

Mohamed Salah was too warm for his undershirt so he took it off before taking a corner kick

Mohamed Salah was too warm for his undershirt so he took it off before taking a corner kick

PSG fans in good voice

Thomas Tuchel’s side could hardly complain from a lack of atmosphere in the away end as they reflect on an opening group defeat.

PSG fans, along with the flares, caused quite a scene in the city centre prior to the match and stood up to the Anfield atmosphere as they remained in song throughout – despite falling to a defeat.

Players went over to acknowledge their supporters at the end as a gesture of appreciation and if this is setting the tone for the season ahead, PSG’s away support could be one of the loudest around.  

Liverpool fan improvises scarf pre-match

We’ve all been there. Leaving the tickets, camera or scarf in the car and only realise when we are in our seats.

But for one Liverpool fan, improvisation was key as ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ reverberated around the ground with scarves proudly held aloft.

Captured on the television coverage, this one supporter locked both arms above the head to compensate for the missing scarf.  

One Liverpool fan improvised a scarf gesture after appearing to forget to bring the garment

Arms above the head, the fan passionately sings 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

One Liverpool fan improvised a scarf gesture after appearing to forget to bring the garment

Dele Alli watches defeat from home

As Mauricio Pochettino shuffled his pack for the trip to Milan, he was again unable to call on England midfielder Dele Alli.

The playmaker, who also missed the weekend defeat to Liverpool, watched from his living room as Spurs fell to a third straight defeat.

Not the best antidote to ease any injury pain, Dele.  

Dele Alli showed he was supporting his team by watching their tie against Inter at his house

It was a disappointing night for Tottenham as they fell to a dramatic 2-1 defeat

Dele Alli showed he was supporting his team by watching their tie against Inter at his house

San Siro scissors

When Eriksen fired Tottenham ahead, it began to look like it would be a long night for Inter.

But when it came to the playing surface there was nothing long about it.

Ground staff showed incredible precision in trimming the pitch as they were pictured using handheld scissors to ensure every blade of grass was even.

In the end it all worked out as Inter came back from a goal down to dramatically take the win in Group B.  

Ground staff at the San Siro used handheld scissors to finalise the pitch ahead of kick-off

Ground staff at the San Siro used handheld scissors to finalise the pitch ahead of kick-off

Iker Casillas makes history in Europe

Longevity at the top level is hard to come by but even by the standards of some of the game’s greats, Iker Casillas has set a stunning benchmark.

The legendary Spanish goalkeeper, once of Real Madrid, made history when he played for Porto away at Schalke on Tuesday night.

Casillas became the first player in Champions League history to play in 20 different seasons of the tournament. Legend status secured.

Iker Casillas is the only player to have featured in 20 different Champions League seasons

Iker Casillas is the only player to have featured in 20 different Champions League seasons

Lionel Messi stokes up Cristiano Ronaldo rivalry… again

Football will be worse off when Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo hang up their boots.

Right now, that still seems years away and Messi rolled back the years on Tuesday with a hat-trick that saw him pass Ronaldo to set three records in Europe.

The Argentine now has the most Champions League goals on matchday one with 16 while he has also now scored a competition record 61 goals in 64 group stage games.

Records continued to fall at the feet of Messi by the time the full-time whistle came around as he now also has eight hat-tricks, the most in the competition’s history, and that is one more than his Juventus rival.

Your move Cristiano… 

Lionel Messi broke three Champions League records with a hat-trick on Tuesday evening

Lionel Messi broke three Champions League records with a hat-trick on Tuesday evening



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