Historic! FOUR penalties awarded in ONE half in Sevilla-Salzburg 😱

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Padraig Whelan

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What a first half we are having in Spain on the Champions League’s return, with Salzburg and Sevilla making history by sharing FOUR penalties between them.

Sevilla 1
Salzburg 1
Full time

Three have gone the way of the visitors with Germany starlet Karim Adeyemi incredibly winning all three after being fouled in the area repeatedly.

But he skewed wide with the first that he won, letting Luka Sučić to step up where he had failed with the second.

And still the drama wasn’t done when Sevilla goalkeeper Bono fouled Adeyemi again, only for Sučić to then fail with the Austrians’ third spot kick of the half.

As if all of that wasn’t enough, Julen Lopetegui’s men then levelled before the break with the fourth penalty of the half following a VAR review, allowing Ivan Rakitić to equalise when his side could have been out of contention.

Unsurprisingly, it has broken some records along the way too.

It is the first time in Champions League history that four penalties have been given in the same game and never before had a visiting team been awarded three in the same contest, with three home teams enjoying that honour in the past.