Awer Mabil and his Midtjylland bowed out of the UEFA Champions League in respectable fashion as they came from behind to share the points with English heavyweights Liverpool.
The Danish champions rose to the occasion on Thursday morning (AEDT) as they managed to hold Liverpool to a 1-1 draw in front of their home fans.
The Reds had already sealed top spot in the group but they by no means took the foot off the gas and were ahead after just 60 seconds when Mohamed Salah broke through the hosts defence before squeezing the ball into the net.
Unlike Liverpool, Midtjylland knew that their UEFA Champions League journey would end at the full time whistle but that did not stop them from pressing the reigning English champions.
It was Mabil who produced his side’s best effort in the first half when his strike from close range caused a reaction save from Caoimhin Kelleher just before the interval.
Midtjylland continued to plug away in the second half and were eventually rewarded with an equaliser when Alexander Scholz pulled one back via the penalty spot on 62 minutes.
Mabil was substituted shortly after his side restored parity as they kept Liverpool at bay and secured their second UEFA Champions League point in the process.