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Ex-Spartak Moscow keeper Nigmatullin: Fans, players in shock. Don't blame Selikhov

Former Spartak Moscow goalkeeper Ruslan Nigmatullin admits their humiliation at Liverpool was a "shock".

The charismatic Nigmatullin, now a DJ, jumped to the defence of Spartak goalkeeper Aleksandr Selikhov after their 7-0 Champions League thrashing.

"Everyone's in shock. The players and the fans," he said.

"This Liverpool was uncontrollable. Spartak's defence completely collapsed and drowned, from the first minutes, against such a contender it is impossible to defend so defensively, it's probably the worst match that I've seen since I began watching Spartak.

"It was the worst match in the European Cup history of Spartak - a black day.

"Statistics - nine shots, seven goals. You cannot accuse Selikhov. All goals are through good shots."

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