Grand Stade Lille Métropole - Villeneuve d'Ascq 20/08/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Play-offs, First leg

LOSC - Porto
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Porto ahead as Herrera downs LOSC

Published: Wednesday 20 August 2014, 22.55CET
LOSC Lille 0-1 FC Porto
Hector Herrera scored just past the hour in northern France to put Porto in sight of a 19th group-stage campaign.
by Ian Holyman
from Grand Stade Lille Métropole
Porto ahead as Herrera downs LOSC
Hector Herrera celebrates his winner ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

LOSC
Porto

0

Goals scored

1

41

Possession (%)

59

8

Total attempts

6

2

on target

4

2

off target

1

4

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

6

3

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

24

Fouls committed

24

21

Fouls suffered

23

330

Passes

509

225

completed

390

Lineups

losc

LOSC

porto

Porto

1Enyeama (GK)12Fabiano (GK)
2Corchia
Yellow Card52
2Danilo
Yellow Card7
4Balmont
Yellow Card33
Substitution62
3Martins Indi
5Gueye4Maicon
8Kalou
Substitution76
6Casemiro
14Kjær8Brahimi
Substitution60
18Béria9Martínez (C)
23Souaré16Herrera
Goal61
24Mavuba (C)26Alex Sandro
25Baša30Óliver Torres
Substitution89
27Origi
Substitution71
36Rúben Neves
Substitution74

Substitutes

16Elana (GK)25Andrés Fernández (GK)
6Delaplace7Quaresma
Substitution89
9Rodelin11Tello
Substitution60
17Marcos Lopes
Substitution62
13Reyes
20Mendes
Substitution71
15Evandro
Substitution74
22Rozehnal18Adrián López
26Roux
Substitution76
Yellow Card82
21Ricardo

Coaches

René Girard (FRA) Julen Lopetegui (ESP)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 20 August 2014, 22.55CET

Porto ahead as Herrera downs LOSC

LOSC Lille 0-1 FC Porto
Hector Herrera scored just past the hour in northern France to put Porto in sight of a 19th group-stage campaign.

• Advantage FC Porto ahead of next Tuesday's second leg
• Hector Herrera scores the only goal on 61 minutes
• The best LOSC Lille chances fall to Sébastien Corchia
• Cristian Tello makes an almost instant impact as substitute
• Ricardo Quaresma is surprisingly left on the bench at kick-off

Herrera gave Porto the edge as he scored the only goal in France to defeat LOSC in their UEFA Champions League play-off first leg.

With the Portuguese side often frustrated by their stoic Ligue 1 hosts, it appeared Porto's ambitions of a 19th group stage campaign would depend largely on their efforts on home soil next Tuesday. However, Herrera side-footed in from close range just after the hour to not only secure a first UEFA Champions League away win in six attempts for his club, but also give Julen Lopetegui's men the ideal platform on which to perform next week.

Though they had had just a single competitive fixture to their opponents' four this season, Porto looked markedly less ring-rusty than LOSC. Rúben Neves had an angled drive tipped round by Vincent Enyeama while the Nigeria keeper's pulse must have been racing when the Porto man tantalisingly arced a free-kick across his goal.

LOSC, however, bear the hallmarks of the rugged midfielder their coach, René Girard, was in his playing days, and with their defence unrelenting, their forwards eventually came into the game. Corchia twice might have put the French team ahead. His finishing, particularly on his second opportunity when he blasted over from close range in the final minute before the break, was indicative of him playing in an unfamiliar advanced role.

Just as Lille appeared to be getting to grips with their guests, Porto wriggled out of their grasp. On the pitch for barely 60 seconds, substitute Tello picked out Jackson Martínez with a cross – though the Colombian international's header was brilliantly parried by Enyeama, Herrera swept in the rebound. LOSC might have capitalised when Fabiano dropped a Corchia free-kick, but Maicon hacked clear to preserve his side's precious, hard-won advantage.

Last updated: 22/08/14 0.02CET

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