Porto kegs Juventus out of the Champions League after an absolute thriller and extensions in Turin

Porto kegelt Juventus uit Champions League na absolute thriller en verlengingen in Turijn

What a match. Classic egoals, a stupid red card, a complete turnaround and extensions: unlike a thriller, we cannot describe Juventus-Porto (3-2). In the end, it was the Portuguese who took the longest, thanks to the 2-1 in the first leg. Sergio Conceição can prepare for a new quarter final of the Champions League.

We suspect Mark Uytterhoeven of co-writing the Juventus-Porto story. Before the match, the television maker told Proximus Sports how he had to worry about Sergio Oliveira in 2011, a then 18-year-old talent from FC Porto that was hired by KV Mechelen, but found it difficult to settle in Belgium. “Belgian football is run, run, run. No football”Wailed young Oliveira, who returned to Portugal after a few months. On Tuesday evening, he set Porto with the 0-1 on the way to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

De Bachelorette

Uytterhoeven himself may not have seen how his friend – a while ago he was invited to Oliveira’s wedding – scored after nineteen minutes with a lightly whistled penalty kick. Mrs. Uytterhoeven had another episode of De Bachelorette to catch up. A matter of priorities.

Nevertheless, the match was worth it. Juve had to make up for the 2-1 defeat in the first leg. Porto was forced backwards, but refused to camp for its own purpose. Whenever possible, the Portuguese broke out, often with danger as a result.

The 0-1 changed little about that. The Old Lady continued to monopolize the ball – judging by the 63 percent possession of the ball at half-time – but failed to find holes in the wall that Sergio Conceição had erected. Kudos to the drift frog of yesteryear.

It must be that Mark Uytterhoeven is not averse to a serious plot twist, because after the break the game turned completely. Juventus suddenly succeeded in what had not happened the 45 minutes before. After a good discard of Ronaldo, Chiesa put the 1-1 on the board with a nice place ball in the far corner.

As if it wasn’t going to be tough enough, the Portuguese had to continue with ten a little later. A few minutes after a yellow card for a foul on Chiesa, Taremi kicked the ball towards goal after Kuipers had blown his jersey. Second yellow and red for the Iranian.

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Oliveira, how different?

More than five minutes later, Juventus already benefited from the numerical superiority. This time Cuadrado found Chiesa with a good cross. The Italian hit again.

With half an hour left on the clock, a third goal for Juve was constantly in the air, but as a miracle the lions of Conceição dragged out extensions.

The man in those extensions? You guessed it: Sergio Oliveira. Minute 114. After a bridge on the edge of the sixteen, the midfielder was brought down by Rabiot. Oliveira put herself behind the ball and blasted the leather from 25 meters past Szczesny with a nice slider. Rabiot’s 3-2 was to no avail. Porto to the quarter-finals on away goals, with regards from Uytterhoeven.


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