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López leads Porto stroll

Published: Wednesday 18 October 2006, 0.25CET
FC Porto 4-1 Hamburger SV The 2004 European champions got their first Group G goals in emphatic fashion with Lisandro López on target twice.
by Paul Saffer
from Estádio do Dragão

Match statistics

PortoHamburg

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
5
Attempts off target9
 
9
Corners5
 
5
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed19
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 18 October 2006, 0.25CET

López leads Porto stroll

FC Porto 4-1 Hamburger SV The 2004 European champions got their first Group G goals in emphatic fashion with Lisandro López on target twice.

FC Porto broke their scoring duck in this season's UEFA Champions League in emphatic fashion with a defeat of Hamburger SV that leaves the visitors adrift in Group G after three losses.

Comfortable win
López scored at the start and finish of the match, with a Lucho González penalty and Hélder Postiga's header helping the Portuguese club to a resounding victory. Third-placed Porto are now four points ahead of Hamburg - whom they visit on 1 November - and within two of Arsenal FC.

Fucile debut
PFC CSKA Moskva's win against Arsenal earlier today only underlined the need both sides had for maximum points here. With Bosingwa dropped at right-back, Porto coach Jesualdo Ferreira made the surprise decision to give Uruguayan Fucile his debut, but it was lone striker Postiga who made the first impact in torrential conditions, breaking through the Hamburg defence and shooting over.

López strikes
There was plenty of early work for an injury-hit Hamburg defence, boosted at least by Thimothée Atouba's recovery from groin problems to start at left-back. Ricardo Quaresma made a surging run but visiting goalkeeper Sascha Kirschstein, back from suspension, was equal to his shot, but had no chance of preventing López opening the scoring. Anderson robbed Raphael Wicky, burst in from the left and his cutback eluded Kirschtein, allowing the grateful forward an easy tap-in.

Long-range efforts
Kirschtein then expertly smothered a Postiga effort and as the rain eased Hamburg found their feet, Mehdi Mahdavikia and Piotr Trochowski both testing Helton from distance. The visitors thought they were level in the 35th minute when Daniel Ljuboja turned in Atouba's cross, but referee Alain Hamer ruled that the forward had fouled Helton. Anderson then broke down holding his right leg and was replaced by Jorginho, but Porto were celebrating as the half ended. From Jorginho's deep corner, Ljuboja handled in the Hamburg area and home captain Lucho González dispatched the penalty.

Hamburg changes
Mario Fillinger was brought on for his competition debut to give Hamburg some flair in midfield, and Wicky also limped off to make way for another UEFA Champions League newcomer, René Klingbeil. Trochowski made Helton save not long before the hour and Ljuboja came close with a header as Hamburg pushed hard, knowing defeat would leave their hopes of progress in a perilous state.

Home joy
However, Porto were happy to exploit the space at the other end and Pepe prompted a stop from Kirschstein before Raul Meireles threatened from long range. Juan Pablo Sorín made room for himself in the Porto box, but Bruno Alves made a crucial sliding tackle. Meanwhile, news of Celtic FC's goals against SL Benfica only added to the happy home atmosphere, and the rejoicing was unbridled when Postiga nodded in Quaresma's teasing cross on 69 minutes.

Victory sealed
The victory was complete with ten minutes left as López ran on to a through-ball from Bruno Moraes and beat Kirschstein with ease. Trochowski pulled one back with a stylish shot but Hamburg's wretched winless season goes on while the 2004 European champions have a glimpse of light in Group G.

Last updated: 21/02/07 10.52CET

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Lineups

porto

Porto

hamburg

Hamburg

1
HeltonHelton (GK)
12
KirschsteinSascha Kirschstein (GK)
3
PepePepe
2
SorínJuan Pablo Sorín
5
ČechMarek Čech
3
AtoubaThimothée Atouba
Substitution68
7
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Yellow Card22
Substitution80
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
8
Lucho GonzálezLucho González (C)
Goal45+3
6
WickyRaphael Wicky (C)
Substitution54
9
LisandroLisandro
Goal14
Goal81
7
MahdavikiaMehdi Mahdavikia
Yellow Card31
10
AndersonAnderson
Substitution43
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Goal89
13
FucileJorge Fucile
Yellow Card30
17
SanogoBoubacar Sanogo
14
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
28
N. de JongNigel de Jong
Yellow Card86
16
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
30
BenjaminCollin Benjamin
Substitution46
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Goal69
Substitution75
38
LjubojaDanijel Ljuboja
Yellow Card26

Substitutes

99
Vítor BaíaVítor Baía (GK)
1
WächterStefan Wächter (GK)
2
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
9
GuerreroJosé Paolo Guerrero
Substitution68
17
VieirinhaVieirinha
Substitution80
13
FillingerMario Fillinger
Substitution46
18
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
16
KlingbeilRené Klingbeil
Substitution54
20
JorginhoJorginho
Substitution43
22
BerishaBesart Berisha
21
AlanAlan
27
LaasAlexander Laas
29
Bruno MoraesBruno Moraes
Substitution75
33
FeilhaberBenny Feilhaber

Coach

Jesualdo Ferreira (POR) Thomas Doll (GER)

Referee

Alain Hamer (LUX)

Assistant referees

Eric Castellani (FRA), Francis Crelo (LUX)

Fourth official

Thierry Auriac (FRA)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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