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Ferreira rues missed opportunity

Published: Tuesday 18 September 2007, 23.50CET
FC Porto coach Jesualdo Ferreira was left to rue missed chances after being unable to find a winner against ten-man Liverpool FC despite dominating proceedings.
Ferreira rues missed opportunity
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Match statistics

PortoLiverpool

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target7
 
0
Corners10
 
1
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
23
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red cards0
1

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 18 September 2007, 23.50CET

Ferreira rues missed opportunity

FC Porto coach Jesualdo Ferreira was left to rue missed chances after being unable to find a winner against ten-man Liverpool FC despite dominating proceedings.

FC Porto coach Jesualdo Ferreira was left to rue missed chances after being unable to find a winner against Liverpool FC, despite playing the last 32 minutes with an extra man having controlled the first half. Lucho González and Dirk Kuyt exchanged goals in the opening 17 minutes before Jermaine Pennant was dismissed just before the hour, though Rafael Benítez believes his side played better thereafter.

Jesualdo Ferreira, Porto coach
Not a good result: we were best for 90 minutes and for 30 we played against ten men. We started well, scored, but their goal caused problems. We were always the better side, had more possession, passed well but due to some individual errors we did not perform in attack. After the red card there was less room to play. We had just a 30-metre band to play with and sought a goal but we failed. We deserved more than this and did all we could against a very strong side. If we think 'We played against Liverpool; a 1-1 is okay' but the manner of the match makes it feel unfair.

Rafael Benítez, Liverpool manager
We started badly, made too many mistakes and conceded. We were much better in the second half, showed character and good organisation and managed to earn a point that with ten men was a good result. Pennant was rightly sent off and he'll learn from it. It was not easy to play against a good Porto side whose players have lots of pace. In first half we were bad but in the second we played well.

Last updated: 19/09/07 20.01CET

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