Estádio do Dragão - Porto 03/10/2012 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group A

Porto - PSG
1-0
 

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Porto's Rodríguez ends PSG resistance

Published: Wednesday 3 October 2012, 22.00CET
Porto's Rodríguez ends PSG resistance 
Porto-PSG player reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Porto were made to wait but finally claimed all three Group A points against Paris Saint-Germain FC thanks to a fine late winner from James Rodríguez.

The 2004 UEFA Champions League winners were on the front foot throughout, mustering a total of 20 shots compared with PSG's six, but only made the breakthrough with seven minutes remaining. The ball found its way to Rodríguez at the far post and the Colombian international curled a beautiful left-foot shot back across goal to maintain Porto's perfect start to this season's competition.

Match in 5

  • Late strike gives Porto second Group A win
  • James Rodríguez scores sublime volley
  • French club suffer first defeat of season
  • PSG: no win in ten UEFA Champions League away games
  • Hosts dynamic, visitors have just two shots on target

Reaction

We knew they had a lot of good players, but we were far better tonight. We are very strong, but must take things step by step.

James Rodríguez, Porto forward

James Rodríguez, Porto forward

It's our first defeat this season, but it's no surprise we lost as we faced a more experienced team. We are disappointed, as we wanted to play better.

Carlo Ancelotti, PSG coach

Carlo Ancelotti, PSG coach

 

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Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Porto
PSG

1

Goals scored

0

48

Possession (%)

52

20

Total attempts

6

13

Attempts on target

2

7

Attempts off target

4

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

7

Corners

4

0

Offsides

4

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

16

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Andy Brassell (@UEFAcomAndyB), Estádio do Dragão: After an eight-year absence, PSG received a lesson from Porto tonight in the art of UEFA Champions League football. This was a consummate performance from the Portuguese champions, and winning goalscorer James Rodríguez again underlined the club's knack of unearthing new talent as they continue to win trophies and admirers.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Mangala (in) - James Rodríguez (out) (Porto)
  • Goal
    83
    James Rodríguez (Porto) scores!
    Fernando' rises to flick on the cross from the left. The ball drops at the back post, where James Rodríguez meets it, opening up his body and curling a first-time shot inside the left post with his instep. Sublime.
  • Substitution
    81
    Defour (in) - Lucho González (out) (Porto)
  • Substitution
    80
    Pastore (in) - Lavezzi (out) (PSG)
    Ezequiel Lavezzi departs the pitch just seven minutes after coming on, presumably for tactical reasons, as there appeared no injury. The Argentine midfielder replaces him.

See also

  • Porto

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Dynamo Kyiv, 24 October 2012, 3-2
  • PSG

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Dinamo Zagreb, 24 October 2012, 0-2
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