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Madrid progress as Porto falter

Published: Wednesday 27 February 2002, 22.58CET
Real Madrid CF eased into the quarter-final stages with a 2-1 away win over FC Porto in Group C.

Match statistics

PortoReal Madrid

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target10
 
4
Attempts off target10
 
2
Corners9
 
2
Offsides5
 
0
Fouls committed24
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 27 February 2002, 22.58CET

Madrid progress as Porto falter

Real Madrid CF eased into the quarter-final stages with a 2-1 away win over FC Porto in Group C.

A resilient defensive display ensured Real Madrid CF eased their way into the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League after a 2-1 win over FC Porto in Group C on Wednesday.

Dogged defending
First-half goals from Santiago Solari and Iván Helguera were enough for Madrid, whose dogged defending in the face of relentless Porto pressure effectively ended the Portuguese side's hopes of progressing. The impressive Capucho pulled a goal back for the hosts, who dominated from start to finish but simply could not break down a Spanish side determined to prove their worth.

Seven changes
Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque made seven changes to the side that pipped Porto with a late Solari goal a week ago, leaving out Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos, Raúl González and Fernando Morientes. Instead, the under-strength team he sent out at the Das Antas stadium battled hard for the points, despite never moving out of first gear offensively.

Early opener
Madrid's opener came against the run of play on seven minutes, by which time Cãndido Costa had already gone close for Porto. As Madrid surged forward for the first time, Oscar Miñambres Pascual found room to deliver a high cross into the area, where Solari rose unchallenged to head into the corner of the Porto goal. Thirteen minutes later it was 2-0. Porto goalkeeper Vítor Baía spilled an awkward free-kick and Helguera pounced on the loose ball before hooking it home to double Madrid's lead.

Capucho replies
Just before the half-hour mark Porto deservedly pulled a goal back. Helder Postiga raced down the right-hand side and clipped a cross to the unmarked Capucho, who had time to bring down the ball 12 metres from goal and drill it into an empty net.

Hierro in control
But from that point onwards the Madrid defence, marshalled superbly by Fernando Hierro, kept Porto at bay. As the Spanish side sat back, the hosts were afforded plenty of possession and Helguera was involved in two close calls for the Spanish side. The defender was forced to head over his own crossbar moments before half-time, but floundered ten minutes after the break when Capucho outpaced him on the Porto right. The Portuguese winger slipped the ball inside to Miran Pavlin, whose neat sidestep gave him room to fire a 20-metre drive that fully tested goalkeeper César Sánchez.

Porto squander chances
After Helder Postiga missed from close range with a diving header, Porto substitute Pena had claims for a penalty turned down and Jorge Andrade's back-post header was well saved, but Porto seemed to run out of ideas as Madrid held out to become the first side to book their place in the last eight. 

Last updated: 16/11/12 4.35CET

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Lineups

porto

Porto

real madrid

Real Madrid

99
Vítor BaíaVítor Baía (GK) (C)
13
César SánchezCésar Sánchez (GK)
5
ParedesCarlos Paredes
Yellow Card71
4
HierroFernando Hierro (C)
7
SecretárioSecretário
6
Iván HelgueraIván Helguera
Goal20
8
PavlinMiran Pavlin
Yellow Card40
8
McManamanSteve McManaman
Substitution63
10
DecoDeco
14
GutiGuti
13
Jorge AndradeJorge Andrade
16
ConceiçãoFlavio Conceição
21
CapuchoCapucho
Goal28
18
KarankaAitor Karanka
Substitution46
25
Cândido CostaCândido Costa
Substitution56
21
SolariSantiago Solari
Goal7
30
SilvaMário Silva
Yellow Card90
26
MiñambresOscar Miñambres
33
Ricardo SilvaRicardo Silva
Substitution68
30
Raúl BravoRaúl Bravo
Substitution75
41
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution67
31
PavónPaco Pavón
Yellow Card32

Substitutes

44
Pedro EspinhaPedro Espinha (GK)
1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK)
4
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
2
Míchel SalgadoMíchel Salgado
Substitution75
11
JúniorRubens Júnior
9
MorientesFernando Morientes
14
SöderströmFredrik Söderström
12
Iván CampoIván Campo
15
AlenichevDmitri Alenichev
Substitution68
20
CeladesAlbert Celades
Substitution46
28
ClaytonClayton
Substitution56
23
MunitisPedro Munitis
Substitution63
Yellow Card75
31
PenaPena
Substitution67
24
MakeleleClaude Makelele

Coach

José Mourinho (POR) Vicente del Bosque (ESP)

Referee

Pierluigi Collina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Giovanni Stevanato (ITA), Evzen Amler (CZE)

Fourth official

Gianluca Paparesta (ITA)

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