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Porto oust LOSC for 19th group appearance

Published: Tuesday 26 August 2014, 22.46CET
FC Porto 2-0 LOSC Lille (agg: 3-0)
Yacine Brahimi and Jackson Martínez struck in the second half to send Porto into the group stage for the 19th time.
Porto oust LOSC for 19th group appearance
Jackson Martínez strikes the clincher ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

PortoLOSC

Goals scored2
 
0
Total attempts8
 
10
on target5
 
2
off target3
 
5
blocked0
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
5
Offsides0
2
Yellow cards0
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
16

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 26 August 2014, 22.46CET

Porto oust LOSC for 19th group appearance

FC Porto 2-0 LOSC Lille (agg: 3-0)
Yacine Brahimi and Jackson Martínez struck in the second half to send Porto into the group stage for the 19th time.

• FC Porto in the group stage for the 19th time in their history
• Porto see off LOSC Lille with nearly 60% of possession
• Brazilian duo Alex Sandro and Casemiro left the field injured for Porto
• Yacine Brahimi scores the first from a free-kick and assists Jackson Martínez for the second
• Porto join SL Benfica and Sporting Clube de Portugal in Thursday’s draw

Porto safely made it to Thursday's UEFA Champions League group stage draw after beating LOSC Lille 3-0 on aggregate. Brahimi opened the scoring at the beginning of the second half with a superb free-kick and Jackson Martínez put the play-off contest to bed with 21 minutes to go.

Despite having won the first leg 1-0 in Lille a week ago, Porto remained true to their attacking style, dictating the pace of the game from the start. With nine minutes gone Martínez touched the ball centimetres wide after a perfect delivery by Danilo from the right.

The early pressure from the hosts, though, began to fade as the match unfolded and LOSC started to move upfield more often. Idrissa Gueye almost exploited a mistake from the Porto defence, Maicon doing just enough to prevent the midfielder from scoring. With half-time approaching the pace of the game decreased and the teams went back to their dressing rooms goalless.

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Porto celebrate their opener

Barely had the second half got under way when Brahimi converted a sensational free-kick, lifting the ball over the wall and into the top corner. The Lille response also came from a free-kick soon after, yet Fabiano in the Porto goal was equal to David Rozehnal's attempt. Nolan Roux headed wide as the French side sought to get back in the tie, but Martínez was to finish things off on 69 minutes. After neat play between Evandro and Brahimi the Algerian set up his captain, who beat Vincent Enyeama with his left foot.

With matters settled, goal opportunities emerged at either end. Héctor Herrera drove narrowly wide, before LOSC substitute Marcos Lopes saw his goal-bound strike blocked by Danilo minutes later. The scoreboard, however, did not change again as Porto celebrated their 19th appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Last updated: 30/05/15 7.04CET

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Lineups

porto

Porto

losc

LOSC

12
FabianoFabiano (GK)
1
EnyeamaVincent Enyeama (GK)
2
DaniloDanilo
2
CorchiaSébastien Corchia
Substitution71
3
Martins IndiBruno Martins Indi
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont
Yellow Card81
4
MaiconMaicon
5
GueyeIdrissa Gueye
Substitution77
6
CasemiroCasemiro
Substitution84
14
KjærSimon Kjær
8
BrahimiYacine Brahimi
Goal49
18
BériaFranck Béria
Yellow Card90
9
MartínezJackson Martínez (C)
Goal69
22
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
16
HerreraHector Herrera
23
SouaréPape Souaré
26
Alex SandroAlex Sandro
Substitution39
24
MavubaRio Mavuba (C)
30
Óliver TorresÓliver Torres
26
RouxNolan Roux
Substitution67
36
Rúben NevesRúben Neves
Substitution62
27
OrigiDivock Origi

Substitutes

25
Andrés FernándezAndrés Fernández (GK)
16
ElanaSteeve Elana (GK)
7
Ricardo QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
6
DelaplaceJonathan Delaplace
Substitution77
10
QuinteroJuan Quintero
9
RodelinRonny Rodelin
13
ReyesDiego Reyes
Substitution39
13
SoumaoroAdama Soumaoro
15
EvandroEvandro
Substitution62
15
SidibéDjibril Sidibé
18
Adrián Adrián López
17
Marcos LopesMarcos Lopes
Substitution71
21
RicardoRicardo
Substitution84
20
MendesRyan Mendes
Substitution67
Yellow Card70

Coach

Julen Lopetegui (ESP) René Girard (FRA)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR), Frank Andås (NOR)

Fourth official

Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)

Additional assistant referees

Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR), Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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