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Quaresma pounces for Porto triumph

Published: Thursday 4 October 2007, 0.30CET
Beşiktaş JK 0-1 FC Porto Ricardo Quaresma struck deep into injury time to give the 2004 European champions maximum points from their trip to Istanbul.
by Yakir Mizrahi
from Inönü Stadium

Match statistics

BeşiktaşPorto

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target7
 
7
Corners6
 
2
Offsides0
5
Fouls committed18
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Thursday 4 October 2007, 0.30CET

Quaresma pounces for Porto triumph

Beşiktaş JK 0-1 FC Porto Ricardo Quaresma struck deep into injury time to give the 2004 European champions maximum points from their trip to Istanbul.

Ricardo Quaresma scored in the dying seconds to give FC Porto an invaluable and dramatic victory at Beşiktaş JK.

Dramatic end
The home side had arguably had the better of things but Porto pressed more as the match wore on and Quaresma, their most lively player, was rewarded deep into injury time as he forced the ball past Hakan Arıkan. The result leaves Porto second in UEFA Champions League Group A on four points while Beşiktaş are yet to get off the mark ahead of consecutive games against Liverpool FC.

Spectacle
Despite a disappointing reverse at Olympique de Marseille on Matchday 1, the Turkish team were in positive mood in front of their excited supporters at the Inönü Stadium. And while visiting coach Jesualdo Ferreira had vowed "our only aim is to get three points", Porto found themselves increasingly on the defensive despite some promising runs from Quaresma.

Bobo injured
After two minutes Beşiktaş threatened for the first time when Matías Delgado's free-kick from the left was headed over from close range by Serdar Kurtuluş. Porto responded with Quaresma tricking his way into shooting range only to be denied by Hakan Arıkan, though the action soon switched back to the other end. Edouard Cissé went close and Bobo then had a header punched clear by Porto keeper Helton on 26 minutes, but the striker picked up an injury in the incident, forcing his replacement by Márcio Nobre.

Helton saves
Helton, who had sat out Porto's home draw with Liverpool with a knee injury, produced another save after an exchange of headers between Gökhan Zan and İbrahim Toraman. The home fans were briefly silenced on 33 minutes when Raul Meireles shot just over from distance yet Beşiktaş nearly went in ahead at the break as Cissé let fly from distance, bringing a diving stop out of Helton.

Porto respond
The Portuguese champions knew they had to step up the pace in the second half and their Argentina midfielder Lucho González began to make his presence felt down the right flank. He supplied one incisive cross into the box that Raul Meireles was unable to make full contact with with his head. He went past left-back İbrahim Üzülmez another time but delivered a centre beyond Quaresma's reach.

Breakthrough
Beşiktaş had coach Ertuğrul Sağlam sent off by referee Peter Vink as the tension levels rose and with time running out, both sides threatened a breakthrough. Adriano nodded over for Porto on 77 minutes, then substitute Federico Higuaín, sent on by Sağlam's assistant Mutlu Topçu in place of İbrahim Akın, went close at the other end. It seemed that the exciting finish would not produce a goal but after Lucho had mis-hit a shot in the home box, Quaresma took the ball down with his chest and directed it beneath Hakan Arıkan at the goalkeeper's near post.

Last updated: 04/10/07 2.11CET

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Lineups

beşiktaş

Beşiktaş

porto

Porto

84
Hakan ArıkanHakan Arıkan (GK)
1
HeltonHelton (GK)
2
Serdar KurtuluşSerdar Kurtuluş
Substitution71
2
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
Yellow Card67
5
Gökhan ZanGökhan Zan
4
StepanovMilan Stepanov
10
DelgadoMatías Delgado
6
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
13
BobôBobô
Substitution27
7
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Goal90+2
14
TelloRodrigo Tello
8
Lucho GonzálezLucho González (C)
Yellow Card45
18
CisséÉdouard Cissé
9
LisandroLisandro
Substitution75
19
İbrahim Üzülmezİbrahim Üzülmez (C)
12
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
21
Serdar ÖzkanSerdar Özkan
13
FucileJorge Fucile
55
İbrahim Akınİbrahim Akın
Substitution67
16
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
Substitution88
58
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman
17
SektiouiTarik Sektioui
Substitution66

Substitutes

1
Rüştü ReçberRüştü Reçber (GK)
33
NunoNuno (GK)
6
Mehmet YozgatlıMehmet Yozgatlı
3
Pedro EmanuelPedro Emanuel
9
HiguaínFederico Higuaín
Substitution67
5
ČechMarek Čech
Substitution66
11
Mert NobreMert Nobre
Substitution27
Yellow Card57
11
Mariano GonzálezMariano González
15
DiattaLamine Diatta
18
BolattiMario Bolatti
22
Ali TandoğanAli Tandoğan
Substitution71
Yellow Card86
20
LimaGeorge Leandro Abreu Lima
Substitution88
41
Koray AvcıKoray Avcı
28
AdrianoAdriano
Substitution75

Coach

Ertuğrul Sağlam (TUR) Jesualdo Ferreira (POR)

Referee

Pieter Vink (NED)

Assistant referees

Adrianus Inia (NED), Patrick Gerritsen (NED)

Fourth official

Reinold Wiedemeijer (NED)

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