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Ten-man Porto keep hopes alive

Published: Tuesday 12 March 2002, 23.55CET
FC Porto held on to beat Panathinaikos FC and stay in UEFA Champions League contention.

Match statistics

PortoPanathinaikos

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
6
Attempts off target7
 
1
Corners5
 
7
Offsides1
 
6
Fouls committed28
 
29
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 12 March 2002, 23.55CET

Ten-man Porto keep hopes alive

FC Porto held on to beat Panathinaikos FC and stay in UEFA Champions League contention.

FC Porto 2-1 Panathinaikos FC
FC Porto weathered a late storm - in both senses of the word - to gain a home win over Panathinaikos FC and keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Bizarre incident
Having dominated the first hour to take a 2-0 lead through Deco and Pena, Porto were then pegged back by Panathinaikos, who pulled one back thanks to substitute Joonas Kolkka and gained a man advantage when Carlos Secretário was sent off - all after losing two key players in a bizarre first-half incident.

Poor form
Porto's team was radically altered by coach José Mourinho after recent poor domestic form, and with just one point from their first four games in the group, victory was imperative for the home side - whose opponents went into the match knowing a draw would almost certainly put them in the last eight.

Out of the blue
The early exchanges were pretty even, and the opener, when it came, was out of the blue. On 12 minutes Clayton hit a fine cross behind the away defence, the ball was cut back by Capucho, and lashed home by Deco to the delight of the home fans that had braved the heavy rain.

Panathinaikos rocked
The goal rocked Panathinaikos back on their heels, and Pena nearly made it two on 21 minutes, but his header from a corner was saved at point-blank range by Antonios Nikopolidis.

Serious blow
Then came a serious blow for the visitors just before the half-hour. Robert Jarni was put clear, but as he prepared to shoot, he clashed heads with team-mate Giorgios Karagounis, leaving both players' heads bleeding - forcing their replacement. Angelis Basinas was booked soon afterwards, meaning he is suspended next week against Real Madrid CF.

Pena on target
Panathinaikos held on grimly for the rest of the half, and things were no different after the break as Porto chased a second - which they gained on 54 minutes. Capucho was again the provider, receiving the ball just inside the visitors' half, and running into the box, squaring Pena to tap home.

Kolkka strike
But Panathinaikos refused to give in and began to surge forward. They had Sotirios Kyrgiakos booked, also leaving him suspended, on the hour, but their pressure told five minutes later when substitute Kolkka shot home from outside the area.

Secretário off
Porto had to defend in numbers after Secretário received his marching orders for a professional foul on Polish striker
Emmanuel Olisadabe, like Kolkka on as a first-half substitute.

Pouring rain
The dying moments saw chance after chance come and go, but Porto clung to their lead as the rain continued to lash down, and to their relief the final whistle confirmed a win that they deserved on their performances throughout this second group stage.

Must win away
Porto now must win away to AC Sparta Praha to go through - but will be denied if Panathinaikos draw with Madrid.

Last updated: 16/11/12 6.31CET

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Lineups

porto

Porto

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

24
Paulo SantosPaulo Santos (GK)
1
NikopolidisAntonis Nikopolidis (GK)
5
ParedesCarlos Paredes
2
HenriksenRené Henriksen
6
CostinhaCostinha
14
VokolosLeonidas Vokolos
Substitution71
7
SecretárioSecretário (C)
Red Card79
15
ŠarićDaniel Šarić
10
DecoDeco
Goal12
Substitution90
16
KyrgiakosSotiris Kyrgiakos
Yellow Card61
13
Jorge AndradeJorge Andrade
19
KonstantinouMichalis Konstantinou
Substitution31
14
SöderströmFredrik Söderström
Yellow Card10
20
BasinasAngelos Basinas
Yellow Card38
21
CapuchoCapucho
21
LiberopoulosNikos Liberopoulos (C)
28
ClaytonClayton
Substitution68
26
KaragounisGiorgos Karagounis
31
PenaPena
Goal54
Substitution84
27
JarniRobert Jarni
Substitution35
33
Ricardo SilvaRicardo Silva
30
FyssasTakis Fyssas

Substitutes

44
Pedro EspinhaPedro Espinha (GK)
25
KotsolisStefanos Kotsolis (GK)
8
PavlinMiran Pavlin
Substitution84
4
SeitaridisGiourkas Seitaridis
15
AlenichevDmitri Alenichev
5
GalettoFernando Galetto
17
IbarraHugo Ibarra
7
VlaovićGoran Vlaović
Substitution71
25
Cândido CostaCândido Costa
Substitution68
11
KolkkaJoonas Kolkka
Substitution35
Goal65
Yellow Card78
29
Paulo CostaPaulo Costa
18
PitsosMinas Pitsos
41
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution90
23
OlisadebeEmmanuel Olisadebe
Substitution31

Coach

José Mourinho (POR) Sergio Markarian (URU)

Referee

Ľuboš Michel (SVK)

Assistant referees

Martin Balko (SVK), Maciej Wierzbowski (POL)

Fourth official

Vladimir Hrinak (SVK)

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