Porto have one foot within the fifa15pal Champions League’s semi-finals after their shock 3-1 win in your house over Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s quarter-final, first leg.
Porto carry a weighty advantage to Munich for Tuesday’s return leg with the Allianz Arena while Bayern have a very glimmer of hope after their away goal, nevertheless must score at least 2 times in the home. The Portuguese are going to be without Real Madrid-bound defender Danilo, that is suspended after picking up a late yellow to include in his previous bookings.
Porto coach Julen Lopetegui got one over his ex-Barcelona team-mate Pep Guardiola with Porto poised to get a first semi-final appearance since 2004 if they won the Champions League under Jose Mourinho. Lopetegui had said Porto must be the ‘perfect protagonists’ against Guardiola’s Bayern and they also got away and off to a dream start as right winger Ricardo Quaresma scored twice from the opening 10 mins.
Bayern pulled one back through Thiago Alcantara with 28 minutes gone. But Porto captain Jackson Martinez, a surprise inclusion in the start-up after weeks out which has a groin injury, added their third on 65 minutes for his 27th goal with the season.
The hosts rattled the German giants at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao together with the 5-time European champions immediately on the back foot. Inside opening exchanges, Martinez pressed Bayern midfielder Xabi Alonso in a rare mistake about the edge of the location and charged straight at Manuel Neuer.
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