Clash of heads
The 30-year-old striker scored a vital second goal despite being heavily bandaged following a first-half clash of heads with Porto captain Pedro Emanuel and although the Portuguese side came from behind twice, Greek defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos went on to clinch victory for Rangers with a late header.
"I gave him a 'Glasgow kiss' and unfortunately Emanuel came off worst," Pršo joked to uefa.com. "It was an accident, we both went for the ball and I apologised to him immediately. They've used glue on it and I'll probably need a couple of stitches, but I don't feel any pain because I'm so happy with the win."
It was the first time that Pršo had come up against Porto since being on the losing team in the 2003/04 Champions League final during his time at AS Monaco FC. That was his final game for the French club before moving to Glasgow, but he insists he did not have revenge in mind.
"This was not about revenge for me," said the Croatian international. "We lost the final against them last year, but now I play for Rangers. I have to leave all that behind me and focus on doing well for Rangers in this season's competition."
Pršo's energetic performance earned the praise of Porto coach Co Adriaanse who felt his side had failed to turn their superior possession into goals. However, according to Pršo, the hungrier team won and he is hoping the display will kick-start Rangers' season at home and abroad.
Back on track
"We needed a victory because of the bad results against Hibernian [FC] and Falkirk [FC] and we've given ourselves a big lift," said Pršo. "However, there's a long way to go before we can even think about qualifying from this group. We go to Milan next and that will be a strange experience because it will be behind closed doors, but if we can show the same spirit and desire we showed against Porto, maybe we can get a good result there too."
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