Slizzling Champions League thriller: Porto with ten men passing Juve in extension

FC Porto reached the quarter-final of the billionaire ball after an immersive Champions League evening: the team of Sérgio Conceição gave a 2-1 head start against Juventus and had to go into the prolongation with ten men. In it, however, it stunted, under the watchful eye of Björn Kuipers: Sérgio Oliveira became the hero of the evening.

Kuipers was at the start the only Dutchman within the lines of the Allianz Stadium: the slightly injured Matthijs de Ligcht started on the bench and would only fall deep into the second half. From the side he saw the battle ignitated immediately: Álvaro Morata had the 1-0 front in heads, but forced Augustín Marchesín to make a clever reflex. On the other hand, Mehdi Taremi hit the bar.

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After more than fifteen minutes of playing, Kuipers saw a penalty kick in a duel between Merih Demiral and Taremi: Oliveira kept his nerves in control and shot Porto at a 3-1 lead on aggregate. The match remained open and both teams had enough chances to score in the remainder of the first half: Marchesín was however in great shape and also colleague Wojciech Szczesny did not pass.

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Shortly after rest, all of a sudden happened: Federico Chiesa made the connection hit for Juventus with a handsome shot and Kuipers gave Teremi his second yellow card, after the Iranian kicked a ball out in protest. Right after that, Chiesa seemed to score again, but Pepe saved his nine remaining teammates with an intervention at the very last moment. After an hour, however, it was still 2-1 by a headball of that same Chiesa.

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— Veronica Inside (@veronicainside) March 9, 2021

The signs were now fully balanced, but Juventus — with De Lit replacing Leonardo Bonucci — wanted to decide the match in the regular playing time. Marchesín kept Chiesa and Morata from scoring, and Cristiano Ronaldo missed an open chance. On the other hand, Porto was also dangerous, but Moussa Marega struck his net. Morata found the net at the start of the injury time, but his hit was rejected for offside. The guests from Portugal escaped once again after a magnificent hedge of Juan Cuadrado, which ended up against the bar.
Both shifts walked on the gum, but had to go on for another half an hour. Marega once again got a big chance to keep FC Portos ten on a stunt, but ran into an open top chance at Szczesny. The second half of the extension was largely set for the goal of Marchesín, but the Porto players continued to fight like lions and even made 2-2 of them. Oliveira shot a free kick from a great distance across the ground, but saw Szczesny let the ball slip through his gloves.
Juventus immediately pursued the chase and Adrien Rabiot headed the 3-2. La Vecchia Signora put in a final offensive, sent De Lit forward as a battering ram and claimed another penalty kick. Porto, however, stood and Juventus has to wait a while for his first European Grand Prize since 1996.

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— Ziggo Sport Football (@ZS_Voetbal) March 9, 2021