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Group stage - Group G

Atlético - Porto
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Unbeaten Atlético end Porto hopes

Published: Wednesday 11 December 2013, 22.55CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 2-0 FC Porto
Raúl García and Diego Costa goals ensured Diego Simeone's unbeaten side finished ten points clear in Group G and ended Porto's campaign.
by Paul Bryan
from Estadio Vicente Calderón

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Match statistics

Atlético
Porto

2

Goals scored

0

38

Possession (%)

62

9

Total attempts

19

7

on target

7

2

off target

12

1

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

4

4

Corners

13

4

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

20

Fouls committed

19

18

Fouls suffered

20

370

Passes

681

217

completed

524

Lineups

atlético

Atlético

porto

Porto

1Aranzubia (GK)
Yellow Card27
1Helton (GK)
6Koke2Danilo
7Adrián López
Substitution82
3Lucho González (C)
Yellow Card31
Substitution64
8Raúl García
Goal14
4Maicon
12Alderweireld
Yellow Card54
8Josué
Yellow Card6
Penalty28
Substitution46
14Gabi (C)9Jackson Martínez
Yellow Card41
16Óliver Torres
Substitution62
17Varela
17Javi Manquillo22Mangala
Yellow Card78
19Diego Costa
Goal37
Substitution46
25Fernando
22Insua
Yellow Card66
26Alex Sandro
23Miranda35Defour
Yellow Card38
Substitution78

Substitutes

45David Gil (GK)24Fabiano (GK)
2Godín10Quintero
9Villa
Substitution46
11Ghilas
Substitution64
10Arda Turan
Substitution62
16Herrera
Substitution78
18Giménez19Licá
Substitution46
21Baptistão
Substitution82
21Ricardo
27Lucas30Otamendi

Coaches

Diego Simeone (ARG) Paulo Fonseca (POR)

Referee

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Standings

Last updated: 12/12/2013 08:29 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 11 December 2013, 22.55CET

Unbeaten Atlético end Porto hopes

Club Atlético de Madrid 2-0 FC Porto
Raúl García and Diego Costa goals ensured Diego Simeone's unbeaten side finished ten points clear in Group G and ended Porto's campaign.

FC Porto's hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League knockout stage were dealt a decisive blow by an ambitious Club Atlético de Madrid side, who will present an ominous prospect for any opponent in the round of 16 having won Group G by an imposing ten-point margin.

The Dragões' qualifying task was a simple one: win and hope FC Zenit slipped up away to FK Austria Wien in the section's other game. With just 14 minutes on the clock, those plans began to unravel when Raúl García span to find the net from an acute angle with the help of the crossbar. Jackson Martínez's subsequent penalty miss would prove costly for Porto, the in-form Diego Costa racing through to score Atlético's clinching second before the break.

A worst-ever home campaign in a UEFA Champions League group phase had damaged Porto's slim chances of advancing, yet brighter away form hinted at better things to come here. Those hopes were raised further when, following a bright start, Jackson rattled the crossbar with a seventh-minute volley from Josué's centre.

Despite Atlético sealing first place in Group G on matchday four, García had insisted his team would not relax and so it proved. The 27-year-old cleverly took the ball down on the right of the area before spinning and firing in off the underside of the crossbar from the tightest of angles to give Diego Simeone's men the lead.

With coach Paulo Fonseca a visible presence on the touchline Porto responded, Lucho González testing UEFA Champions League debutant Daniel Aranzubia before Silvestre Varela's lopping header grazed the top of the crossbar. Their forward momentum unceasing, Porto were awarded a penalty when Aranzubia raced across his box before felling Martínez, yet the goalkeeper quickly made amends, blocking Josué's spot kick.  

The two-time European champions would quickly be made to pay. After Martínez had connected with the woodwork once again, Óliver Torres's through pass sent Costa clear, the striker nodding past the onrushing Helton and prodding in to double Atlético's advantage. 

Urgently needing a way back into a match that tightened up considerably after the interval, Porto continued to be frustrated by the frame of the goal, substitute Licá striking the base of a post as his side desperately sought openings. At the other end, García might have got a second when a loose ball fell kindly, yet he blasted straight at Helton.

Atlético had already done enough, though, and now await Monday's draw as their foray into the competition continues into the new year. Porto will resume their European campaign in the UEFA Europa League.

Last updated: 13/12/13 0.11CET

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