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Forward Cristian Tello (thigh) and central-defender Maicon (ankle) will miss Porto's match at home against Estoril Praia tonight as the UEFA Champions League contenders strive to close the six-point gap between them and Liga leaders SL Benfica, who won 3-1 against CD Nacional on Saturday. Julen Lopetegui's men are also on the hunt for their tenth straight win at the Estádio do Dragão in all competitions. Forwards Jackson Martínez and Adrián López are still recovering from their injuries.

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A certain striker's five-goal haul yesterday may have tilted the race for the ESM Golden Shoe dramatically in his favour. He is one of a number of UEFA Champions League contenders in the top ten...

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 36 x 2 = 72
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 32 x 2 = 64
3. Diego Costa (Chelsea FC) 19 x 2 = 38
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur FC) 19 x 2 = 38
Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 19 x 2 = 38
6. Evgeni Kabaev (JK Sillamäe Kalev) 36 x 1 = 36
Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyonnais) 24 x 1.5 = 36
8. Jonatan Soriano (FC Salzburg) 23 x 1.5 = 34,5
9. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City FC) 17 x 2 = 34
Carlos Bacca (Sevilla FC) 17 x 2 = 34
Jackson Martínez (Porto) 17 x 2 = 34
Neymar (Barcelona) 17 x 2 = 34
Arjen Robben (Bayern) 17 x 2 = 34
Carlos Tévez (Juventus) 17 x 2 = 34

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Bayern will be without third-choice goalkeeper Tom Starke for four weeks. The 34-year old, who has yet to play this season, tore ligaments in his right ankle while training on Sunday.

The Bavarian outfit are hoping Bastian Schweinsteiger will be available for Wednesday's German Cup quarter-final against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, the midfielder having sat out training today with a minor left ankle problem. Franck Ribéry (ankle) is still out, although Holger Badstuber has returned to training.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is confident about tomorrow's Coppa Italia semi-final decider against Fiorentina despite his side trailing 2-1. "It won't be easy and the scoreline makes them favourites now," he explained. "They are playing well and achieving excellent results, so we need to put in an intelligent performance and be under no illusions because Fiorentina are a very strong side.

"[Marco] Storari will start as goalkeeper," he added. "The squad is doing well, both physically and mentally. Whether they start or come on later, all the players must be in the right shape to give a big performance."

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Porto returned to winning ways in fine style on Monday with their biggest victory of 2015 – 5-0 against Estoril. Óliver Torres and Vincent Aboubakar made it 2-0 at the break and Ricardo Quaresma (pictured below) added to the advantage from the spot seven minutes after half-time. Danilo made it 4-0 before Quaresma's second of the night capped a comprehensive triumph.

The Dragons are three points behind Portuguese Liga leaders Benfica with seven games to play. They are away to their great Lisbon rivals on 26 April – five days after the second leg against Bayern.


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With a youthful crop of highly talented players displaying a brand of thrilling attacking football, Porto were a name people were hoping to avoid in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw. One man key to that surge to the last eight, midfielder Casemiro, is dreaming big ...

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