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Delighted Ferreira remains realistic

Published: Tuesday 11 December 2007, 23.55CET
Jesualdo Ferreira admitted he is not "dreaming of a Moscow final just yet", yet was nonetheless delighted after FC Porto overcame Beşiktaş JK to progress.
Delighted Ferreira remains realistic
Jesualdo Ferreira instructs his players ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PortoBeşiktaş

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
2
Attempts off target5
 
6
Corners6
 
7
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed7
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:22 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

4 December 2007

D Milan
1-0
Celtic
D Shakhtar
1-2
Benfica

11 December 2007

A Marseille
0-4
Liverpool
A Porto
2-0
Beşiktaş
B Chelsea
0-0
Valencia
B Schalke
3-1
Rosenborg
C Real Madrid
3-1
Lazio
C Olympiacos
3-0
Werder

12 December 2007

E Rangers
0-3
Lyon
E Barcelona
3-1
Stuttgart
F Roma
1-1
Man. United
F Sporting
3-0
Dynamo
G PSV
0-1
Internazionale
G Fenerbahçe
3-1
CSKA Moskva
H Arsenal
2-1
Steaua
H Slavia Praha
0-3
Sevilla
 
Published: Tuesday 11 December 2007, 23.55CET

Delighted Ferreira remains realistic

Jesualdo Ferreira admitted he is not "dreaming of a Moscow final just yet", yet was nonetheless delighted after FC Porto overcame Beşiktaş JK to progress.

FC Porto coach Jesualdo Ferreira admitted he is not "dreaming of a Moscow final just yet", but was nonetheless delighted after his side booked their place in the UEFA Champions League's last 16 with a 2-0 home victory against Beşiktaş JK. The Portuguese outfit progressed as Group A winners with eleven points, while just five points adrift, Beşiktaş finished last as their European adventure was ended for another year. Yet their coach, Ertuğrul Sağlam, paid credit to the Beşiktaş players and fans and promised to take some "important lessons" from the experience.

Jesualdo Ferreira, Porto coach
I said yesterday that we had to be focused and intelligent – we were both of those today. Beşiktaş know us well and defended deep, not allowing us to play up the wings, but they failed to create any danger themselves. We scored at a crucial time, and fully deserved it. In the second half we controlled matters differently: we knew that they would have to attack more, so we created more chances and scored. We are happy we won the group and did our job. We aren't dreaming of a Moscow final just yet but we are in the last 16 and that was our primary goal.

Ertuğrul Sağlam, Beşiktaş coach
We came to win but we didn't create many chances, so we have to congratulate Porto on their victory. I want to salute my players for the six points they claimed in the Champions League and also the fans, especially at home. We will take important lessons from this for the future. We are sad, but we played some good football and we didn't disappoint in Europe.

Last updated: 12/12/07 0.32CET

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