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1  Loris Karius

12  Joe Gomez

32  Joël Matip

6  Lovren

18  Alberto Moreno

14  Henderson (c) (59')

23  Emre Can 

7  James Milner

19  Sadio Mané 

20  Lallana

9  Firmino 


22  Mignolet

4  Van Dijk

11  Salah 
(74' Sadio Mané)

17  Klavan 
(80' Emre Can)

21  Oxlade  -  Chamberlain

28  Danny Ings 
(62' Firmino)

66  Alexander  -  Arnold


Jürgen Klopp

Tue, 6 March 2018 • 7:45 PM
Stadium: Anfield, Liverpool
Round of 16, second leg
FC Porto
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Assistant Referees: Thorsten Schiffner and Marco Achmüller; Daniel Siebert and Sascha Stegemann
4th Referee: Rafael Foltyn
TV: RTP1 e Sport TV1

1  Casillas

2  Maxi

23  Reyes

28  Felipe (c)

30  Diogo Dalot (90+2')

20  André André (34')

10  Óliver

87  Bruno Costa

17  Corona

18  Waris 

9  Aboubakar 


12  José Sá

8  Brahimi

14  Gonçalo Paciência 
(80' Aboubakar)

21  Ricardo 
(68' Waris)

25  Otávio

27  Sérgio Oliveira 
(62' André André)

55  Luís Mata


Sérgio Conceição


Farewell to the Champions League with honour

Tie between FC Porto and Liverpool in Anfield, for the second leg of the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League

The confirmation came as expected: the only Portuguese team in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League and record holder in participations in the group stage said farewell to the 2017/18 edition of the biggest club competition in the world. This Tuesday night, at Anfield Road, in England, FC Porto tied without goals against Liverpool, showing that the result of the first leg is far from showing the real difference between the two teams.

With the decisive period of the season coming, and given the workload the squad has been going through, Sérgio Conceição staged a revolution in comparison to the team that faced Sporting (2-1). There were seven changes, with special mention going to midfielder Bruno Costa, coming from the youth teams and the B team, and doing his absolute debut for the main squad at 20 years old, and to Waris, one of the winter reinforcements who hadn’t played from the start yet.

As expected, the match was played in a low pace, with neither team taking any chances. In the first-half, Liverpool had more ball possession, dominance on the pitch, but never created real goal chances. The best two chances came from Sadio Mané - one of them hitting the post (31m) -, but FC Porto also kept an eye on the opposing goal, as usual: Aboubakar, twice (9m and 19m), was unable to follow up on the passes from Felipe and Corona, and Waris was fast to get to a pass from Bruno Costa, but Karius was also fast closing in (17m).

Both teams took more chances in the second-half and made the match more interesting. The home team was the first to pose danger, in a good play that ended with a missed shot for Milner (47m). The Dragons reacted shortly after, by Waris: after eluding three opponents, the Ghanaian international star had a powerful shot that forced Karius to give a corner-kick (52m).

It was the most exciting stage of the match, with both teams looking for goal and creating a couple of situations to score. FC Porto was close to scoring, first by Corona (80m), and then by Sérgio Oliveira (82m), and finally by Óliver, in what was the best occasion for the blue and whites in the full 90 minutes: the shot from the Spanish midfielder was saved on the last second by Lovren (84m). The Reds replied shortly after, but Casillas, with a fantastic save, stopped Ings from celebrating what would have been an unfair advantage (88m).

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