Maribor 1 Spartak Moscow 1: Ref flare incident mars lively contest

Spartak Moscow are likely to face a UEFA investigation after supporters fired a flare that narrowly missed the referee during their 1-1 draw at Maribor in the Champions League.

The Russian champions had survived Maribor's lively start to the game when a firework projected from the Spartak fans travelled more than half the length of the pitch and landed not far from referee Deniz Aytekin's feet.

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