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Madrid make positive point

Published: Wednesday 10 December 2003, 0.03CET
Real Madrid CF 1-1 FC Porto Madrid hold off the challenge of their Portuguese rivals to win Group F.

Match statistics

Real MadridPorto

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target3
 
6
Corners3
 
7
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
25
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 10 December 2003, 0.03CET

Madrid make positive point

Real Madrid CF 1-1 FC Porto Madrid hold off the challenge of their Portuguese rivals to win Group F.

By Andy Hall at the Santiago Bernabéu

Real Madrid CF secured first place in UEFA Champions League Group F with a 1-1 draw at home to FC Porto. However, they were given a scare by their Iberian neighbours, who could easily have taken the three points from their visit to the Spanish capital.

Big names rested
With qualification assured, Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz took the opportunity to rest several of his high-profile stars: goalkeeper Iker Casillas and midfield player David Beckham started the match on the bench, while Iván Helguera and Raúl González were rested. His opposite number, José Mourinho, also opted to make changes as Jorge Costa, Mario Silva, Bosingwa, Nuno Ribeiro Maniche and Benni McCarthy were all left out.

Positive Porto
Porto demonstrated their resolve from the kick-off, launching a flurry of attacks during the opening five minutes, with Russian forward Dmitri Alenichev leading the Portuguese side's early pressure. However, they were unable to convert their positive start into tangible rewards, and the home side came more into the match as the initial pressure subsided.

Madrid threat
Madrid went close through Roberto Carlos, who powerfully struck one of his trademark shots over the crossbar, before the Spanish champions took the lead in the ninth minute. Argentinian midfield player Santiago Solari was on the end of a fine move that also involved Zinedine Zidane and Luís Figo, before Ronaldo's dummy gave Solari the chance to shoot past an outstretched Vítor Baía from a tight angle on the left wing.

Strike disallowed
The visitors continued with their advances on goal, but rarely managed to break past Madrid's rearguard. In contrast, the home side looked dangerous with each attack. Figo had the ball in the net again on the half-hour, only to see his effort ruled out for offside.

Deco on the spot
Porto's Derlei forced César Sánchez into action at the opposite end as his header was turned round the post by the Madrid goalkeeper. The mood in the stadium changed nine minutes before half-time, though, when Porto were awarded a penalty; Míchel Salgado the culprit for felling Deco. Derlei converted the resulting spot-kick, shooting high into the net to level the scores.

Ronaldo replaced
Real coach Queiroz took off Ronaldo at half-time and introduced Javier Portillo, but the change did not signal a drop in pressure from the Spanish side, who congregated in Porto's half from the restart. Once again Roberto Carlos tested the visiting goal, sending another powerful effort just too high, while Porto's early pressure seemed a distant memory. The visitors were rarely able to threaten César's goal, and the game descended into a midfield stalemate with neither side prepared to take the risks needed to find a winner.

Madrid momentum
Madrid perked up midway through the half and attempted to regain the lead. Vítor Baía tipped over a goalbound Zidane free-kick on 71 minutes and then denied Francisco Pavón in the midst of a desperate goalmouth scramble.

Late attempts
Madrid continued to press, with Argentinian midfield player Esteban Cambiasso unlucky to volley centimetres past the post on 77 minutes as the home team went in search of a winner. But Porto nearly surprised their hosts, substitute Bosingwa sending in a long-range effort which César was forced to tip over, while Derlei also came close in the closing seconds.

Last updated: 10/12/03 0.51CET

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Lineups

real madrid

Real Madrid

porto

Porto

25
César SánchezCésar Sánchez (GK)
99
Vítor BaíaVítor Baía (GK) (C)
2
Míchel SalgadoMíchel Salgado
3
Pedro EmanuelPedro Emanuel
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos (C)
4
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
5
ZidaneZinédine Zidane
5
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
9
RonaldoRonaldo
Substitution46
6
CostinhaCostinha
Yellow Card27
10
Luís FigoLuís Figo
Substitution46
9
JankauskasEdgaras Jankauskas
Substitution74
15
Raúl BravoRaúl Bravo
10
DecoDeco
19
CambiassoEsteban Cambiasso
11
DerleiDerlei
Goal35
Substitution90+3
21
SolariSantiago Solari
Goal9
15
AlenichevDmitri Alenichev
Substitution81
22
PavónPaco Pavón
22
FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
26
Borja FernándezBorja Fernández
Substitution89
23
Pedro MendesPedro Mendes

Substitutes

1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK)
13
NunoNuno (GK)
4
Rubén GonzálezRubén González
7
SecretárioSecretário
11
PortilloJavier Portillo
Substitution46
17
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
Substitution81
17
MiñambresOscar Miñambres
Substitution46
25
R. FernandesRicardo Fernandes
23
BeckhamDavid Beckham
28
Bruno MoraesBruno Moraes
Substitution90+3
31
JordiLópez Jordi
Substitution89
29
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Substitution74
35
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado
30
SilvaMário Silva

Coach

Carlos Queiróz (POR) José Mourinho (POR)

Referee

Stephen Graham Bennett (ENG)

Assistant referees

Anthony Green (ENG), David Babski (ENG)

Fourth official

Matthew David Messias (ENG)

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