Noah Okafor Strike RB Salzburg’s historic win over Sevilla

RB Salzburg and Sevilla (AP)

Noah Okafor scored the only goal of the game as RB Salzburg beat Sevilla 1-0 to advance to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.

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  • Last Updated:December 09, 2021, 07:58 IST
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Noah Okafor scored the only goal of the game as RB Salzburg entered the knockout stage for the first time in the history of the Champions League with a 1-0 win over 10-man Sevilla at the Red Bull Arena on Wednesday.

Salzburg finished runners-up in Group G with 10 points from their six matches, one behind pool winners Lilly. Sevilla are third and will play in the Europa League play-off round.

There was some goal-mouth action in the first half but the game came alive after the break as Salzburg were assisted in the 65th minute by a second yellow card for Sevilla key midfielder John Jordan.

The match was played behind closed doors without fans due to increased COVID-19 restrictions in Austria, so the hosts were unable to celebrate their historic achievement with their supporters.

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