La Rosaleda - Malaga 13/03/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Round of 16, Second leg

Málaga - Porto
2-0
Aggregate: 2-1
 

Málaga - Porto 2-0 - 13/03/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Santa Cruz sends Málaga into last eight

Published: Wednesday 13 March 2013, 22.00CET
Santa Cruz sends Málaga into last eight 
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The Málaga CF fairy tale in their debut UEFA Champions League season continues as goals from Isco and substitute Roque Santa Cruz saw off ten-man FC Porto and secured a place in the quarter-finals.

The Spanish side had never before had to overturn a first-leg deficit in UEFA competition but drew level on aggregate thanks to a sublime dipping volley from Isco two minutes before half-time. Porto's task was made even harder when Steven Defour collected a second yellow card early in the second period, and the ten men were made to pay when Santa Cruz nodded in 13 minutes from time, moments after coming on.

Match in 5

  • Málaga make quarter-finals on tournament debut
  • Isco and Santa Cruz goals seal 2-0 win
  • Defour dismissed for Porto
  • Result secures 2-1 aggregate success
  • Pellegrini's charges await draw on Friday at 12.00CET

Reaction

The Champions League is the essence of football. An achievement like this seemed impossible only a short time ago. It is a dream for everyone here.

Isco, Málaga forward

Isco, Málaga forward

Steven Defour's sending-off and João Moutinho's injury influenced the match. We are sad with the exit and we understand that the supporters are sad.

Vítor Pereira, Porto coach

Vítor Pereira, Porto coach

 

Player rater

Isco

Top Player

Málaga 

Standings

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Málaga
Porto

2

Goals scored

0

48

Possession (%)

52

11

Total attempts

7

7

Attempts on target

3

4

Attempts off target

4

1

Attempts blocked

2

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

8

Corners

2

6

Offsides

4

3

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

1

17

Fouls committed

17

17

Fouls suffered

17

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    (Agg:2-1) Málaga's remarkable debut season in the UEFA Champions League continues, as Isco's beautiful first-half effort was added to by substitute Roque Santa Cruz to overturn a first-leg deficit and secure a place in the last eight at Porto's expense.
  • Substitution
    88
    Camacho (in) - Joaquín (out) (Málaga)
  • Yellow Card
    83
    Mangala (Porto) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    78
    Piazón (in) - Saviola (out) (Málaga)
  • Goal
    77
    Santa Cruz (Málaga) scores!
    (Agg: 2-1) With his first touch after coming off the bench, the Paraguayan rises high above Nicolás Otamendi to meet Isco's outswinging corner from the right, heading down to Helton's right and finding the back of the net. As it stands, Málaga are through.

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