Estádio do Dragão - Porto 26/08/2014 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Play-offs, Second leg

Porto - LOSC
2-0
Aggregate: 3-0
 

Porto - LOSC 2-0 - 26/08/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2015

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Lopetegui shares the praise among Porto players

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 0.34CET
"Everyone played marvellously," said FC Porto coach Julen Lopetegui after two second-half goals took them through against a LOSC Lille side who conceded the hosts were better.
by Nuno Tavares & Carlos Jorge Santos
from Estádio do Dragão

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Match statistics

Porto
LOSC

2

Goals scored

0

8

Total attempts

10

5

on target

2

3

off target

5

0

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

5

0

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

16

Lineups

porto

Porto

losc

LOSC

12Fabiano (GK)1Enyeama (GK)
2Danilo2Corchia
Substitution71
3Martins Indi4Balmont
Yellow Card81
4Maicon5Gueye
Substitution77
6Casemiro
Substitution84
14Kjær
8Brahimi
Goal49
18Béria
Yellow Card90
9Martínez (C)
Goal69
22Rozehnal
16Herrera23Souaré
26Alex Sandro
Substitution39
24Mavuba (C)
30Óliver Torres26Roux
Substitution67
36Rúben Neves
Substitution62
27Origi

Substitutes

25Andrés Fernández (GK)16Elana (GK)
7Quaresma6Delaplace
Substitution77
10Quintero9Rodelin
13Reyes
Substitution39
13Soumaoro
15Evandro
Substitution62
15Sidibé
18Adrián López17Marcos Lopes
Substitution71
21Ricardo
Substitution84
20Mendes
Substitution67
Yellow Card70

Coaches

Julen Lopetegui (ESP) René Girard (FRA)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 0.34CET

Lopetegui shares the praise among Porto players

"Everyone played marvellously," said FC Porto coach Julen Lopetegui after two second-half goals took them through against a LOSC Lille side who conceded the hosts were better.

FC Porto beat LOSC Lille 2-0 to go through 3-0 overall and earn a 19th group campaign
"Everyone played marvellously," said Porto coach Julen Lopetegui
René Girard conceded that Porto were superior and rued going behind just after the break

All the players in the team feel great and there's a lot of unity in our group. That's the most important thing
Yacine Brahimi

Julen Lopetegui, Porto coach
It's quite impressive, what we achieved against these very good opponents over these two games. Everyone played marvellously. We still need to improve a lot. I always try to help; the [half-time] break was great for us because I can't be heard on the pitch sometimes.

We started the game well but then lost too much possession. We played very well in the second half, [Yacine] Brahimi's goal helped us a lot. We started the second period thinking we should and would score.

We are very happy to be in that four-team league of the teams that have qualified for the group stage of the Champions League 19 times [with Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC]: happy for the city, for the fans, for the team.

Yacine Brahimi, Porto midfielder
It was a very important match for us because it would allow us to qualify for the Champions League. Today we won and we have worked a lot in pre-season to reach this moment in the best possible way. Today's triumph will live long in our memories.

We have been working a lot with our new coach for the past two or three months. All the players in the team feel great and there's a lot of unity in our group. That's the most important thing and I hope we can enjoy a very successful season.

Now we are in Champions League and to tell you the truth I'm not worried about the draw. We know that the best teams of the world are there and we will have to work very hard to be at the top of our game when the time comes. We will try to do our best.

René Girard, LOSC coach
Yes, FC Porto are deserved winners. They had a great game. There is not much to say. They have definitely deserve to qualify. We were pressured for 15 minutes, then we played just like we wanted for 20, but we had bad luck in conceding early in the second half. We were already expecting a strong Porto side. We didn't have any chance in physical terms. Now we just look ahead.

Marcos Lopes, LOSC forward
we knew we had a very hard task and everybody saw that Porto were better than us. We couldn't play our game and they deserved to win. Porto have more experience than us when it comes to European competitions, that's a fact. Having said that, they also had more quality. They had more of everything when compared to us. They played more like a team than us and we were not able to play our own game in the two matches. When that happens it is hard and now all we can do is congratulate Porto and wish them good luck.

For a club like LOSC it is already very good to be in the Europa League and now we will give everything in order to succeed. First we will aim to get past the group stage and than we will see what happens.

Last updated: 28/08/14 0.02CET

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