Tuesday 9th March 2021

Sérgio Oliveira scored two goals when the ten-man Porto miraculously scored away goals after the round of 16 ended 4-4 overall against Juventus

Porto was the dominant force in the founding phase Mehdi Taremi cut the bar early and was then felled in the area by Merih Demiral, giving Sérgio Oliveira the chance to sweep the visitors from the spot

Agustín Marchesín played Álvaro Morata twice before half-time, but those saves counted little as the tide turned within 15 minutes of the second half Federico Chiesa fired Juventus level and headed in the second round, with Porto behind two quick bookings for Taremi was reduced to ten men in between

Yet Porto held out for extra time, held firm, and then delivered the decisive blow when Sérgio Oliveira’s slinging free kick defeated Wojciech Szczęsny Adrien Rabiot nodded for Juve two minutes later but they couldn’t find the fourth goal they needed

“He scored two goals, he was very good defensively and also instigated all of Porto ‘s attack threats” Cosmin Contra, UEFA technical observer

Juve are out after an incredible tie that saw the swing from side to side so many times It’s a fair reward for Porto who resisted with ten men when it all seemed lost A big disappointment for Andrea Pirlo’s team one great performance by Chiesa, including two spectacular goals, was not enough for the Bianconeri, as was their desperate run for a miraculous comeback after Rabiot’s late goal

This was a legendary feat by so many players Marchesín, Pepe and Sérgio Oliveira stood out, but overall it was a tremendous team effort from Porto making it to the Champions League quarter-finals for the fifth time and they fully deserved it because they did knew how to suffer when they were 54 Played Minute with Ten Men Still they managed to resist, regroup and win the tie What an epic night!

Sérgio Oliveira, Porto midfielder: “It is a unique feeling to score two goals here We are very happy with our qualification We clearly deserved it. It is a source of pride for the club and for our country too. We had to suffer, we had to play deeper many times, but we always looked for the goal. We are very happy “

Porto defender Pepe: “The work of the whole team was important to go through a passage that was fully deserved. It’s hard to explain in words how we reacted [playing with ten men] We have a lot today Character shown: The players were focused and that made it easy for us “

Andrea Pirlo, Juventus coach: “We started well and with Álvaro Morata there was a chance to take the lead straight away. It didn’t go in, there was a penalty, we could have received a second, but then we played the game we should have made in the second half, also supported by the extra man. The game could have been different if we had scored in the first few minutes. If you admit it will be a completely different game “

• Juventus were eliminated from six of their last seven UEFA Champions League knockout games when they lost the first leg

• Juve have not suffered a defeat in the last eleven home games in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 (W8 D3)

• The Bianconeri have scored two or more goals in ten of their last eleven home games in the UEFA Champions League round of 16

• Porto have won 35 of the 43 UEFA games that resulted in a home win in the first leg

• Porto have scored the first goal in seven of their eight UEFA Champions League games this season

• The Dragons have not won their last 14 away games in the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League (D4 L10)

Juventus: Szczęsny; Cuadrado, Bonucci (De Ligt 75), Merih Demiral, Alex Sandro; Chiesa (Bernardeschi 102), Rabiot, Arthur (Kulusevski 102), Ramsey (McKennie 75); Morata, Ronaldo

Postage: Marchesín; Manafá, Pepe, Mbemba, Zaidu (Luis Díaz 71); Corona (Diogo Leite 118), Sérgio Oliveira (Loum 118), Uribe (Grujić 90), Otávio (Sarr 62); Marega (Toni Martínez 106), Taremi

The quarter-finals and semi-finals will be broadcast live on UEFAcom from noon CET on Friday, March 19 March There is no sowing or country protection

Juventus versus Porto, UEFA Champions League

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Source: https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/match/2029482–juventus-vs-porto/postmatch/report/