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Porto assume pole position against Bayern

Published: Wednesday 15 April 2015, 22.40CET
FC Porto 3-1 FC Bayern München
A perfectly executed game plan and composed finishing earned Porto a victory which leaves them eyeing a first semi in more than a decade.

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Match statistics

PortoBayern

Goals scored3
 
1
Possession (%)38
 
62
Total attempts7
 
5
on target5
 
3
off target2
 
1
blocked0
1
against woodwork0
1
Corners3
 
6
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
22
Fouls suffered21
 
14
Passes279
 
632
completed225
 
563

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 15 April 2015, 22.40CET

Porto assume pole position against Bayern

FC Porto 3-1 FC Bayern München
A perfectly executed game plan and composed finishing earned Porto a victory which leaves them eyeing a first semi in more than a decade.

Porto beat Bayern 3-1 in quarter-final first leg, German side's first ever loss in Portugal
Ricardo Quaresma strikes twice, Thiago Alcántara scores for Bayern
Jackson Martínez puts Porto in pole position with second-half effort
Wednesday night's game in Porto as it happened
Second leg to take place in Germany next Tuesday

FC Porto are within sight of reaching the UEFA Champions League last four for the first time since 2003/04 after a 3-1 defeat of FC Bayern München in the first leg of their quarter-final.

Bayern, eyeing a fourth straight appearance in the semis, had not lost in 11 previous fixtures in Portugal but were on the back foot throughout at the Estádio do Dragão. Ricardo Quaresma made it five in his last three games in all competitions with two efforts before Thiago Alcántara gave the visitors a foothold with his first UEFA Champions League strike. Jackson Martínez, though, restored Porto's two-goal cushion to leave Bayern – shorn of key players including Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribéry through injury – facing an uphill struggle.

Though Julen Lopetegui had called for "ambition" from his team, even he could not have envisaged such early get-up-and-go. Indeed it was Bayern who enjoyed two-thirds of the first-half possession yet, unusually for a Josep Guardiola side, such superiority was more detrimental than beneficial. Xabi Alonso was first to fall foul of the hosts' high pressing, surrendering the ball to Martínez – making his first outing since 6 March – inside two minutes. The Colombia forward was felled by Manuel Neuer and Quaresma made no mistake from the penalty spot.

Robert Lewandowski headed over with Bayern's first clear chance, but Porto were soon two to the good. Quaresma – perhaps only starting due to Cristian Tello's injury – was the harasser this time, pilfering possession from Dante before racing clear and poking past Neuer.

Guardiola's charges halved their deficit on 28 minutes, however, Thiago – up against Lopetegui under whom he won the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship – turning in at the back post having been picked out by Jérôme Boateng's low cross from the right. Alex Sandro then struck the bar with a mis-hit cross, and Casemiro nodded over, yet half-time marked only temporary respite for Bayern.

Neuer had already been forced to show characteristically splendid reactions to tip over from Boateng's inadvertently goalbound effort by the time he was beaten once more midway through the second half. The German international goalkeeper could once again feel aggrieved with Boateng, who failed to head clear a long and hopeful ball forward which Martínez killed magnificently before negotiating Neuer and passing into the net.

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Bayern's dressing room prior to the match

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Ricardo Quaresma sends Manuel Neuer the wrong way from the penalty spot

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Quaresma wheels away in celebration after scoring Porto's second

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Thiago Alcántara and Xabi Alonso react after Bayern pull back to 2-1

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Bayern coach Josep Guardiola shows his frustration during a trying evening

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Jackson Martínez strokes in Porto's third of the night

Last updated: 29/05/15 2.42CET

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Lineups

porto

Porto

bayern

Bayern

12
FabianoFabiano (GK)
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
Yellow Card2
2
DaniloDanilo
Yellow Card83
3
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
Substitution74
3
Martins IndiBruno Martins Indi
4
DanteDante
4
MaiconMaicon
6
Thiago AlcántaraThiago Alcántara
Goal28
6
CasemiroCasemiro
Yellow Card31
9
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
7
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Goal3
Goal10
Substitution84
13
RafinhaRafinha
8
BrahimiYacine Brahimi
Substitution80
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
9
MartínezJackson Martínez (C)
Goal65
18
BernatJuan Bernat
Yellow Card16
16
HerreraHéctor Herrera
19
GötzeMario Götze
Substitution56
26
Alex SandroAlex Sandro
Yellow Card37
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
Yellow Card38
30
Óliver TorresÓliver Torres
Substitution75
25
MüllerThomas Müller

Substitutes

1
HeltonHelton (GK)
23
ReinaPepe Reina (GK)
10
QuinteroJuan Quintero
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
13
ReyesDiego Reyes
16
GaudinoGianluca Gaudino
15
EvandroEvandro
Substitution84
20
RodeSebastian Rode
Substitution56
Yellow Card71
17
HernâniHernâni
Substitution80
28
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
Substitution74
36
Rúben NevesRúben Neves
Substitution75
30
WeiserMitchell Weiser
99
AboubakarVincent Aboubakar
33
LucicIvan Lucic (GK)

Coach

Julen Lopetegui (ESP) Josep Guardiola (ESP)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Alonso (ESP), Juan Yuste (ESP)

Fourth official

Raúl Cabanero (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Carlos Del Cerro (ESP), Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution