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Match facts: Porto v Dinamo Zagreb

Published: Sunday 18 November 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Porto v Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo's Marcelo Brozović and Adrián Calello close down Jackson Martínez on matchday one ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 18 November 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Porto v Dinamo Zagreb


UEFA Champions League statistics
• Porto's 3-2 triumph over FC Dynamo Kyiv on matchday three meant the Dragons started the group stage with three victories for the first time since 1996/97, when they won four in succession.

• Porto's next win in UEFA competition will be their 150th.

• Lucho González scored in the 2-0 win at Dinamo on matchday one and has now registered in all eight seasons he has appeared in the UEFA Champions League – five with Porto and three with Olympique de Marseille.

• Helton and Nicolás Otamendi have played all 360 minutes of Porto's group stage campaign so far.

International duty
• Porto had seven players on senior duty during the international break: João Moutinho, Silvestre Varela (Portugal), James Rodríguez, Jackson Martínez (Colombia), Steven Defour (Belgium), Christian Atsu (Ghana), Abdoulaye Ba (Senegal).

• Porto extended their unbeaten start to the season to 16 games in all competitions with a 3-0 win at CD Nacional in the Portuguese Cup fourth round on Saturday. Eliaquim Mangala and Kléber were on target with their first goals of the season.

• Emídio Rafael, who is not in Porto's UEFA Champions League squad, returned to light training on 13 November – nearly two years after fracturing his right ankle.

• Martínez failed to find the net for the first time in eight Liga games in the 2-1 win against A. Académica de Coimbra on 11 November.

• Wilson Eduardo's goal for Académica was the first time Porto had conceded at home in the league in eight months, since a 1-1 draw on 10 March, also against the Students.

• Porto won their 19th Portuguese Super Cup on 11 August, Martínez's last-minute goal earning a 1-0 victory against Portuguese Cup holders Académica.

Dinamo Zagreb

UEFA Champions League statistics
• This is Dinamo's 200th game in UEFA competition.

• The matchday four loss to Paris Saint-Germain FC took Dinamo's losing streak in the UEFA Champions League proper to ten matches. Only RSC Anderlecht have had more successive defeats in the competition, with 12.

• Dinamo and LOSC Lille are the only teams without a point after four matches. Dinamo are the only club in the group stage yet to score.

• Ivan Kelava and Domagoj Vida have played all 900 minutes of Dinamo's UEFA Champions League campaign, qualifying included. Josip Pivarić and Marcelo Brozović have appeared in all 360 group stage minutes.

• Dinamo's 2-0 loss to Porto on matchday one was their first defeat in 34 games since Ante Čačić took the reins on 23 December 2011, winning 24.

• Dinamo have conceded 46 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

• The Zagreb club have committed 34 fouls so far, fewer than any other side.

• Dinamo have collected three yellow cards to date, the joint lowest total in the group stage alongside Porto and Real Madrid CF.

International duty
• Fatos Beqiraj played the full game on 14 November as Montenegro won 3-0 at home against San Marino to go top of FIFA World Cup qualifying Group H.

• Vida, Sammir and Mateo Kovačić were in an experimental 22-man Croatia squad for a three-day training camp that concluded with a friendly against a Croatian First League XI in Rijeka on 14 November.

• Brazilian-born midfielder Sammir made his debut for Croatia in their 2-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying victory against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 12 October.

• Kovačić and Josip Pivarić scored their first goals of the season as Dinamo won 5-0 against NK Zadar on Saturday to end a run of three defeats in four fixtures in all competitions.

• Alen Halilović was also on target against Zadar. He became the youngest scorer in Prva Liga history, aged 16 years and 111 days, when he capped a late cameo with the final goal in his side's 4-1 win at NK Slaven Koprivnica on 7 October. Eight days earlier the midfielder had broken the equivalent appearance record with a substitute outing against HNK Hajduk Split.

• Vida (toe), Halilović (calf), Arijan Ademi (ankle) and Kovačić (tendon) all missed training on Sunday after picking up injuries against Vardar; Rukavina has been ruled out of the Porto game with flu.

• Vida has scored four league goals this season, equalling his best return for a campaign set with NK Osijek in 2009/10. Sammir has 11 league goals, already his best tally in what is his seventh season at Dinamo.

• Leading 2-0 at home with seven minutes remaining, holders Dinamo were knocked out of the Croatian Cup in the second round by Zadar on 30 October. They had not exited before the quarter-finals since 2005.

Last updated: 19/11/12 13.13CET

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