Wednesday November 21, 2012 Group Stage: Group A Finished EstŠdio do Drag„o

FC Porto 3 - 0 Dinamo Zagreb

  • Lucho González 20’
  • Moutinho 67’
  • Silvestre Varela 85’

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  1. Champions League - Porto win sets up Paris group decider

    Champions League - Porto win sets up Paris group decider

    Vitor Pereira's Porto were not at their best but still cruised past Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 at the Estadio do Dragao to maintain their lead at the top of Group A. More

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    Time:90'
    • FC Porto
    • Dinamo Zagreb
    • FULL TIME: Porto 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+3' Another great challenge from Vida and that should just about be that.
    • 90+2' Great cut back from Danilo and Valera had to score but instead shot straight at the keeper.
    • 90+1' Rodriguez slips under a challenge but there is no free kick. Porto come again.
    • 90' Three minutes of injury time for those substitutions.
    • 89' Great effort by Rodriguez and Kelava parries it away.
    • 88' Joao Moutinho has been superb tonight. It has been a midfield master class once again. Zagreb again give the ball away.
    • 86' Porto don’t look finished here Martinez is hungry to get on the scoresheet.
    • 85' Amazing that Porto have been far from their best but are still 3-0 up.
    • 84' GOAL Porto! And Varela nets his fifth of the season past Kelava after a lovely backheel from Moutinho.
    • 83' Zagreb sub: Halilović on for Cop.
    • 81' Good strength from Pivarić and Valera brings him down. He goes into the book.
    • 80' Ball in from Rodriguez but again Šimunić is there with a good defensive header away. Valera fires well wide.
    • 79' Another optimistic effort slides wide, this time from Danilo. Porto can’t find that telling ball and are resorting to pot shots.
    • 78' A wildly ambitions shot from Sandro sails into the crowd.
    • 77' Zagreb players looking a bit heavy legged now. Could be a tiring last 15 minutes.
    • 76' Zagreb sub: Puljić on for Sammir.
    • 75' Great ball for Beqiraj but a great covering challenge from Sandro.
    • 74' Lucho Gonzalez has done his job and goes off for Christian Atsu.
    • 73' More last ditch defending from Šimunić to halt Martinez. All hands to the pump now.
    • 71' Rodriguez tries to wriggle his way through but Beqiraj steps in well.
    • 70' Porto still conceding possession regularly with sloppy passes. Maybe they think they can just pass through Zagreb. Valera fouled.
    • 68' Foul by Valera concedes a clumsy free kick in a dangerous area.
    • 67' GOAL Porto! And Moutinho doubles Porto’s lead with a majestic free kick! The home side back on track here for that comfortable win. His second of the season.
    • 66' Porto subs; Defour for Fernando, Sandro for Ba.
    • 65' Yellow card for Šimunić, blatantly pulling back Martinez.
    • 64' Looks like Vitor Pereira is preparing a double substitution to liven things up a bit.
    • 62' Good cross from Beqiraj and Danilo has to cover across and head out for a corner.
    • 61' Martinez sets up Rodriguez but his shot lacked venom and he hit it straight at Kelava. Should have done much better.
    • 60' Porto lacking a little invention at the moment. They seem too impatient for a second and passes are going astray. Foul by Varela.
    • 59' Gonzalez looks for Martinez but it’s a good claim from Kelava.
    • 57' Porto won’t want to slip up here as their final match is in Paris and it looks like there will be only a point between them.
    • 56' Vrsaljko wins Zagreb a fifth corner. More danger for Porto but they clear.
    • 55' In the other Group A match, PSG are now 2-0 up. Porto have not won the group yet by any means.
    • 54' Shot on goal from Martinez and Kelava saves low with his right hand. Could have gone anywhere.
    • 52' Yellow card for Ba for a challenge on Kovačić. It was late.
    • 51' Rodriguez plays in a dangerous ball but it’s more good defending from Vida, blocking off his man. The Zagreb centre backs have done well tonight.
    • 50' Martinez has gone down in a heap from a challenge. Looked an accidental elbow from Šimunić. Free kick though.
    • 49' More patient build-up play. Looking like Porto will be camped in the Zagreb half for a while.
    • 48' Shot from Rodriguez and Kelava punches away. Martinez tries his luck but it’s off target.
    • 47' Porto have started confidently, having all of the ball. Another poor ball and Zagreb win it back.
    • 46' Lovely touch from Defour but Kovačić is across well to block for a corner.
    • 45' We’re back underway here at the Estadio do Dragao.
    • 45' No added time and that is half time. Porto 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb.
    • 44' Danilo runs into trouble and Zagreb run the ball clear.Varela wins it back and counter attacks. Rodriguez goes down and Ademi is booked.
    • 43' Porto ending the half in possession, probing for a second before the break.
    • 41' Porto win a corner, Rodriguez whips it in but Zagreb clear.
    • 40' Porto’s goal has led a charmed life and Zagreb are unlucky not to be level.
    • 39' And straight from the corner, Helton saves Vida’s header, Beqiraj follows up but Danilo clears off the line.
    • 38' Lovely ball from Sammir to Beqiraj but it’s a great challenge from Otamendi to block his shot.
    • 37' Porto have shown moments of quality but it’s not their usual fluid passing tonight.
    • 36' Another poor ball from Rodriguez to Martinez and Vida is there to intercept. The defender having a solid game.
    • 35' Danilo tries to find Martinez but Vida is there again to clear.
    • 34' Rodriguez’s ball is out for a goal kick. Porto have been comfortable without being spectacular so far.
    • 33' Lifted in for Martinez and Vida nearly loops a header over his own keeper. Kelava gets back in time to save.
    • 32' Moutinho running the game in midfield. Playing well again. Beqiraj has gone down clutching his head.
    • 31' Moutinho so nearly plays in Varela but it’s good last ditch defending.
    • 30' Beqiraj wins a corner off Mangala. Chance for Zagreb. Beqiraj heads it goalbound but Martinez gets a foot in to clear.
    • 29' Still 0-0 in the game between Dynamo Kiev and PSG.
    • 28' It’s now over seven hours without a Champions League goal for Zagreb.
    • 27' Rodriguez plays in Varela but it’s a very disappointing scuffed shot. Another chance.
    • 26' Rodriguez strikes it but it’s an easy save for Kelava.
    • 25' Varela goes down under a challenge from Brozović and draws the foul in a very dangerous area.
    • 24' Martinez has gone for a 50-50 ball with the keeper after a poor defensive header from Vida but is booked for a raised foot, Slightly unfortunate there.
    • 23' Brilliant play from Rodriguez, Kelava palms away his cross and Gonzalez lashes it over the bar. That’s a chance.
    • 22' Worryingly for Zagreb, Porto haven’t looked at their best but still lead.
    • 21' That’s Lucho’s fifth goal this season and he also scored in the reverse leg.
    • 20' GOAL Porto! It’s Lucho Gonzalez with a nice finish from Moutinho’s lay off. It all came from Vida’s clearance.
    • 19' It’s played back into the box and Helton is fouled by Šimunić. Looked a little harsh.
    • 18' Given away to Sammir and he does very well to win a corner against three men.
    • 16' Moutinho crosses in and it fortuitously comes off Vida for a nice back pass!
    • 15' It has been a slow start from Porto and that close shave could stir them into action.
    • 13' Helton was beaten all ends up by that shot. Very close to 1-0 . Up the other end, Moutinho forces a save but the keeper should have left it.
    • 12' Zagreb break away through Vida and he releases Sammir who cracks a shot against the inside of the post! So close to their first goal in the competition this season.
    • 11' Moutinho floats it in but Šimunić heads strongly away. Sammir caught offside up the other end.
    • 10' James Rodriguez draws a foul from Šimunić. Dangerous free kick situation.
    • 9' Brozović draws a free kick. Zagreb certainly having a go.
    • 8' Varela already looking very dangerous on that left flank.
    • 7' Zagreb are momentarily stretched but Varela takes too long getting the ball forward and the chance has gone. Zagreb must beware the Porto counter attack.
    • 6' First attack for Zagreb and Sammir goes for goal from distance. It’s comfortably wide though.
    • 5' Jackson Martinez gets ahead of marker Ademi and really ought to have done better. His free header flies just wide.
    • 4' Porto have already camped themselves inside the Zagreb half. Varela wins a first corner.
    • 3' First free kick goes the way of Zagreb. The ball is spread wide to Pivarić but Porto win it back and attack themselves. Varela puts it out.
    • 2' Both teams look to be playing 4-3-3. Looks dangerous for Zagreb. Could be leaving themselves a little exposed. Remember, defeat tonight would be the Croatian’s 11th in a row!
    • 1' Referee Paulo Tagliavento blows the whistle to get us underway here. I predict a long night for the Croatians.
    • 19.40 Five minutes to kick off. MATCH ODDS: Porto 1/8, Dinamo 22/1, Draw 15/2.
    • 19.35 Don’t forget, there is another important fixture in Group A tonight that could have a bearing on the group as Dynamo Kiev host Paris Saint-Germain. The French side can also still win the group. You can follow coverage of that match here.
    • 19.30 If Porto win tonight, it would be their 150th victory in this competition.
    • 19.25 The Portistas are on an awesome run of form. They are unbeaten in all 16 of their competitive matches this season.
    • 19.20 Dinamo have lost their last six European away games in Portugal after winning their first (a 2-1 Fairs Cup victory over Porto in 1962).
    • 19.15 Porto and Zagreb have met seven times in European competition with the both sides winning three games apiece. Porto won the opening group fixture against Zagreb 2-0 and the Croatians have since lost six of their last 13 matches.
    • 19.10 It looks a massive task for Dinamo tonight. Porto are unbeaten in their last six Champions League matches (W4 D2), keeping five clean sheets in that run. Dinamo Zagreb have failed to score in eight of their last 10 Champions League games.
    • 19.05 Ante Cacic (Dinamo): "The game in Zagreb (which Porto won 2-0) has shown they are better, but we can still compete with them because until the end the result was uncertain. With a little luck and some concentration the match in Portugal can end up better for us. We would like to play with an open style but the quality of our opponents would put at us a disadvantage so we need to be compact."
    • 19.00 Vitor Pereira (Porto): "For Dinamo it is a challenge as they want to break this negative sequence (of 10 defeats in Europe). We here at Porto like to have bigger and better challenges. We are determined and we know that to win the game we have to impose our strong intensity and be aggressive on the field. I do not believe in easy games in the Champions League and I do not think tomorrow will be an easy game."
    • 18.55 On paper, this looks like a mismatch. Porto have already qualified but look determined to top the group by starting their strongest XI at home. In contrast, Dinamo Zagreb are yet to score a point and take a depleted squad to Portugal. Striker Ante Rukavina has been ruled out of the trip due to a bout of flu. Zagreb do have incentive, however as a victory would give them a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, should Dynamo Kiev lose or draw with Paris Saint-Germain this evening. Check out the Group A results and standings
    • 18.50 TEAMS: Porto: Helton, Danilo, Mangala, Ba, Otamendi, Lucho Gonzalez, Joao Moutinho, Defour, Jackson Martinez, James Rodriguez, Varela. SUBS: Fabiano, Lopes, Sandro, Castro, Fernando, Kleber, Atsu /// Dinamo Zagreb: Kelava, Šimunić, Vrsaljko, Vida, Ademi, Kovačić, Sammir, Pivarić, Brozović, Beqiraj, Čop. SUBS: Mitrovic, Puljic, Tomecak, Alispahic, Halilovic, Krstanovic.
    • 18.45 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Group A clash between Porto and Dinamo Zagreb from the Estadio do Dragao. Kick off 19.45 GMT. Match preview
  • Summary

    • 90+2' Great cut back from Danilo and Valera had to score but instead shot straight at the keeper.
    • 89' Great effort by Rodriguez and Kelava parries it away.
    • 84' GOAL Porto! And Varela nets his fifth of the season past Kelava after a lovely backheel from Moutinho.
    • 67' GOAL Porto! And Moutinho doubles Porto’s lead with a majestic free kick! The home side back on track here for that comfortable win. His second of the season.
    • 61' Martinez sets up Rodriguez but his shot lacked venom and he hit it straight at Kelava. Should have done much better.
    • 54' Shot on goal from Martinez and Kelava saves low with his right hand. Could have gone anywhere.
    • 39' And straight from the corner, Helton saves Vida’s header, Beqiraj follows up but Danilo clears off the line.
    • 38' Lovely ball from Sammir to Beqiraj but it’s a great challenge from Otamendi to block his shot.
    • 30' Beqiraj wins a corner off Mangala. Chance for Zagreb. Beqiraj heads it goalbound but Martinez gets a foot in to clear.
    • 27' Rodriguez plays in Varela but it’s a very disappointing scuffed shot. Another chance.
    • 23' Brilliant play from Rodriguez, Kelava palms away his cross and Gonzalez lashes it over the bar. That’s a chance.
    • 20' GOAL Porto! It’s Lucho Gonzalez with a nice finish from Moutinho’s lay off. It all came from Vida’s clearance.
    • 12' Zagreb break away through Vida and he releases Sammir who cracks a shot against the inside of the post! So close to their first goal in the competition this season.
    • 5' Jackson Martinez gets ahead of marker Ademi and really ought to have done better. His free header flies just wide.
    • 18.50 TEAMS: Porto: Helton, Danilo, Mangala, Ba, Otamendi, Lucho Gonzalez, Joao Moutinho, Defour, Jackson Martinez, James Rodriguez, Varela. SUBS: Fabiano, Lopes, Sandro, Castro, Fernando, Kleber, Atsu /// Dinamo Zagreb: Kelava, Šimunić, Vrsaljko, Vida, Ademi, Kovačić, Sammir, Pivarić, Brozović, Beqiraj, Čop. SUBS: Mitrovic, Puljic, Tomecak, Alispahic, Halilovic, Krstanovic.
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  • FC Porto

    Manager: Vítor Pereira

  • Dinamo Zagreb

    Manager: Ante Cacic

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      Goalkeeper
      6.8 6
      Defenders
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      Yellow Card Substitution Out67′ 7.3 6
      8.5 6
      7.4 6
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out66′ 7 6
      Goal Substitution Out75′ 8.7 7
      Goal 8.3 8
      Strikers
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      Goal Yellow Card 7.1 6
      Yellow Card 8 6
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      Yellow Card 4 6
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      4 6
      4 6
      Strikers
      Substitution Out86′ 4 7
      Substitution Out84′ 5.2 6
      Substitution Out76′ 3.8 6
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      Substitution In86′ - 6
      Substitution In84′ - 6

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  1. go porto

    From MAGDALENA, on Wed 21 Nov 21:13
  2. ZARGREB

    From L, on Wed 21 Nov 20:56
  3. come on Zargreb

    From L, on Wed 21 Nov 20:32
  4. Go, Dinamo!!!!

    From Aung K. C, on Wed 21 Nov 14:58
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