LIVE: Juventus vs Porto

LIVE: Juventus vs Porto

Despite dominating the ball, Pirlo will demand more from his side after the break. Although Morata missed a couple of clear-cut chances, the Old Lady have thus far failed to get Ronaldo into the game. If they hope to overturn the deficit in the second half, they will need to involve the Portuguese attacker at every opportunity. Conceicao, meanwhile, will be delighted with his team’s first-half display. As they have done throughout this year’s competition, the Dragons look solid at the back and threatening on the counter.

Following an action-packed opening half, Porto take a one-goal lead on the night in at the break. In the opening stages, both sides had chances to take the lead with Taremi striking the bar and Marchesin keeping out Morata’s powerful header. On the 19-minute mark, the Dragons broke the deadlock from the spot through Oliveira after a foul on Taremi from Demiral. Pirlo’s team responded well, and Marchesin was once again called into action to deny Morata’s close-range shot after he latched onto Cuadrado’s far-post cross. 



45′ + 2′ As Cuadrado looked to break, Otavio cynically fouls him and picks up the first yellow card of the match. He can have no complaints with that decision.

45′ + 2′ SAVE! Arthur brings down Manafa, and Porto win a free-kick in an advanced position down the right flank. Oliveira looks to drive a low delivery into the box, but it does not beat the first man. The hosts fail to clear the danger, and Oliveira’s shot from an acute angle is gathered by Szczesny. 

45′ There will be four minutes of added time at the end of the first half.  

43′ Oliveria sends a lofted throughball forward for Marega to chase, and Szczesny is quickly off his line to deal with the threat. 

41′ OPENING! Cuadrado’s resulting set-piece is flicked on in the centre of the box by Morata, and Marchesin is alert to beat Bonucci to the ball with the defender unmarked at the far post.

40′ Cuadrado plays a corner short from the right, and the hosts eventually work the ball to Arthur. The midfielder goes for goal from range, and his strike cannons behind for another corner off Marega. 

38′ The Old Lady are enjoying their best spell of possession at present. However, Porto are lining up with a back six without the ball, which Juventus are struggling to break down.  

36′ Porto have had eight shots in the opening 36 minutes of play against Juventus, as many they had in the entire first leg. 

34′ Following that earlier knock, Pepe is now back to his feet and able to continue. 

32′ There will be a brief stoppage in play as Pepe is in need of treatment following a clash of heads with Demiral inside the visitors’ box. 

30′ Sandro’s cross from the left is nodded out by Pepe, and Rabiot fires an audacious volley towards goal from a long way out. The Frenchman does not hit the ball cleanly, and it bounces through for Marchesin to make a routine stop. 

29′ Sanusi looks to chase a loose ball down the left flank, but just catches Rabiot’s ankles. The home side are awarded a free-kick. 

27′ WHAT A CHANCE! Cuadrado cuts inside onto his left foot and floats an inviting cross in towards the far post. Mbemba misjudges the flight of the ball, allowing Morata to take it down. From close range, the Spaniard looks to bend his strike beyond Marchesin, but the Porto goalkeeper parries the shot behind for a corner.  

25′ SMART STOP! Otavio tries his luck from the edge of the box, and his curling right-footed effort is gathered by the Juventus goalkeeper, who was quickly down to his left. 

24′ GOOD SAVE! The away side once again attack at pace on the counter. The Dragons this time drive forward down the right, and Corana sees a well-struck shot saved by Szczesny at the near post. 

23′ Cuadrado easily loses the ball to Otavio, and Porto launch a quick counter through Oliveria. The goalscorer drives forward before looking for Marega with a low left-footed cross, but Demiral reads the danger and clears. 

21′ Following that opening goal, Porto now lead the tie 3-1 on aggregate. As such, Juventus need to score twice to send the clash to extra-time.  

Sérgio Oliveira

Penalty Goal


19′ GOAL! Porto take the lead! Oliveira coolly slides the spot-kick into the bottom-left corner, sending Szczesny the wrong way. 1-0. 

17′ PENALTY! Corana slides the ball down the right side of the hosts’ penalty area for Marega, who quickly steers it inside for Taremi. The striker shields it from Demiral, who catches him from behind and the referee points to the spot! After checking with VAR, the decision stands. Oliveira will take it…

16′ Cuadrado looks to pick out Morata with a looping pass towards the edge of the area, but the throughball is overhit and runs through for Marchesin to claim. 

14′ Sanusi slips away from Ramsey and looks to slide Marega in behind the hosts’ defence, although the striker does not read the situation and Szczesny comes out to claim the ball. 

12′ Otavio pulls Cuadrado to the ground down the right flank and the decision goes Juventus’ way. Free-kick. 

11′ Porto continue to push forward in their efforts to score an early away goal. Sanusi’s long throw-in from the left is only nodded out as far as Uribe, who lashes a first-time strike well wide to the right of Szczesny’s goal. 

9′ CLOSE! Ronaldo is brought down a few yards outside the visitors’ penalty area by Uribe and Juventus win a free-kick. Cuadrado’s delivery is flicked on by Ramsey but fizzes wide of the far post.  

7′ OFF THE BAR! Sanusi does brilliantly to skip beyond Cuadrado and drive into space in an advanced position down the left, before picking out Taremi in the middle of the area. The striker’s initial shot is blocked by Bonucci, and his follow-up effort is headed against the ball and out for a goal-kick.

5′ Bonucci and Szczesny fail to deal with a pass in behind, and Marega almost goes through on goal, but his touch takes it over the line for a goal-kick. 

3′ GREAT CHANCE! Cuadrado finds space down the right-hand side of the field and whips a curling cross into the Porto box from deep. Morata peels into space and heads the ball towards goal, but Marchesin reacts quickly to deny the Spaniard. 

2′ WIDE! After some bright play, a loose ball falls to Uribe on the edge of the box, and the midfielder pulls his shot wide of the near post. Juventus did not close him down.  

1′ Sandro immediately looks to get Juventus on the front foot, but his forward pass catches Chiesa in an offside position.  

1′ Kick off! The referee, Bjorn Kuipers, blows his whistle and Juventus get the game underway.  

The teams are out, and kick-off will soon be upon us here at Allianz Stadium. 

Porto are winless in their previous 13 away games in the Champions League knockout stages (D4 L9). Their last such victory came against Deportivo de La Coruna in the semi-finals back in the 2003-04 season.  

Heading into this match, Pirlo’s side are on a two-match home unbeaten run in the Champions League. Across those fixtures, the Old Lady have scored five goals and conceded just one. Juventus will be hoping to end a barren European run against Porto, having been eliminated from five of their last six Champions League knockout ties when losing the first leg. Porto, on the other hand, have not lost in their last six European matches. Moreover, the Dragons have kept clean sheets in each of their last two fixtures on the road. However, the visitors Porto have been eliminated in each of their last three Champions League knockout ties after winning the first leg.

Following their two-goal Serie A victory over Lazio, Andrea Pirlo makes three changes to his starting side. Bonucci comes into the defence in place of Bernardeschi, Arthur replaces the suspended Danilo, and Ronaldo starts ahead of Kulusevski. Sergio Conceicao, on the other hand, makes two alterations for this clash. In come Sanusi and Mbemba for Nanu and Leite, who both drop to the bench.

PORTO SUBS: Diogo Costa, Malang Sarr, Diogo Leite, Fabio Vieira, Mamadou Loum, Marko Grujic, Toni Martinez, Francisco Conceicao, Felipe Anderson, Luis Diaz, Nanu, Evanilson.

JUVENTUS SUBS: Carlo Pinsoglio, Gianluigi Buffon, Radu Dragusin, Matthijs de Ligt, Giorgio Chiellini, Gianluca Frabotta, Weston McKennie, Nicolo Fagioli, Alessandro Di Pardo, Federico Bernardeschi, Dejan Kulusevski.  

PORTO (4-4-2): Agustin Marchesin; Wilson Manafa, Chancel Mbemba, Pepe, Zaidu Sanusi; Corona, Sergio Oliveira, Mateus Uribe, Otavio; Mehdi Taremi, Moussa Marega.  

JUVENTUS (4-4-2): Wojciech Szczesny; Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Merih Demiral, Alex Sandro; Federico Chiesa, Arthur, Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey; Alvaro Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo.  

Following their 2-1 loss to their visitors at Estadio do Dragao in the first leg, Juventus defeated Lazio 3-1 in their latest Serie A outing. Porto also come into this off the back of a win, beating Gil Vicente 2-0 last time out in the league.

Hello and welcome to live match coverage of the Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture between Juventus and Porto at Allianz Stadium.

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