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Porto saunter into last eight

Published: Friday 28 February 2003, 0.02CET
Denizlispor 2-2 FC Porto (Agg: 3-8) Porto remain unbeaten in Europe as they cruise through in Turkey.

Match statistics

DenizlisporPorto

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Friday 28 February 2003, 0.02CET

Porto saunter into last eight

Denizlispor 2-2 FC Porto (Agg: 3-8) Porto remain unbeaten in Europe as they cruise through in Turkey.

FC Porto strolled into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup by following up last week's 6-1 home victory against Denizlispor with a 2-2 draw in Turkey.

Unbeaten in Europe
Denizlispor overcame a first-half deficit with two quick goals - but a wondrous touch from substitute Brazilian striker Clayton with six minutes left preserved Porto's unbeaten record in Europe this season.

Impressive Peixoto
José Mourinho's side began from where they left off in the Antas stadium last week, dictating the pace with crisp passing and patient build-up work. Indeed, it was a surprise that it was not until the quarter-hour mark that the visitors fashioned their first chance, the impressive César Peixoto sending a dangerous centre across the face of goal which strayed agonisingly behind Brazilian striker Derlei.

Powerful shot
Ten minutes later Derlei threatened again, driving a fierce shot wide from just outside the box. Peixoto then raced clear down the right, skipping into the area to unleash a powerful effort that goalkeeper Dirk Heinen did well to parry.

Third attempt
An outclassed Denizlispor were unable to hold the visitors and it was just a matter of time before the opener. Derlei, who scored in the home leg, looked like he had again in the 37th minute, launching his full weight behind a header that grazed the post. The forward, however, was not to be denied, making amends almost immediately by jinking free of his marker and blasting past Heinen to make it third time lucky.

Pride restored
Yet the Turkish team came out for the second half determined to make up for a hitherto poor performance. This they duly did when Ersen Martin stole the ball from veteran centre-back Jorge Costa and hooked it past Portuguese international goalkeeper Vítor Baía.

Much-needed boost
The strike provided a much-needed boost for Riza Calambay's demoralised charges and it was soon followed by another, Mustafa Özkan directing a header into the far corner after a Martin cross. The goals provided some measure of consolation but Clayton, on as a substitute for César Peixoto, deprived Denizlispor of the win, conjuring up a sublime back-heel from close range to make it all square on the night.

Panathinaikos next
Porto's quest for a maiden UEFA Cup triumph will now continue with a tough quarter-final fixture against Panathinaikos FC.

Last updated: 28/02/03 1.50CET

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Lineups

denizlispor

Denizlispor

porto

Porto

17
HeinenDirk Heinen
99
Vítor BaíaVítor Baía
3
CimenHakan Cimen
Yellow Card34
2
Jorge CostaJorge Costa (C)
8
KratochvílRoman Kratochvíl
4
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
9
Ersen MartinErsen Martin
Goal52
5
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
11
Mustafa ÖzkanMustafa Özkan
Goal58
9
JankauskasEdgaras Jankauskas
Substitution83
19
BencikHenrich Bencik
Substitution78
10
DecoDeco
Substitution53
20
BoyrazSerdal Boyraz
11
DerleiDerlei
Goal42
22
Ali TandoğanAli Tandoğan (C)
Yellow Card41
14
César PeixotoCésar Peixoto
Substitution79
51
BayerÖzgür Bayer
15
AlenichevDmitri Alenichev
55
ErtugrulBulent Ertugrul
Substitution46
30
SilvaMário Silva
76
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
77
BuzsákyÁkos Buzsáky

Substitutes

37
SahinSoner Sahin
13
NunoNuno
4
SertMustafa Sert
3
Pedro EmanuelPedro Emanuel
5
KahramanIlyas Kahraman
Substitution46
18
ManicheManiche
7
TopalCengiz Topal
21
CapuchoCapucho
28
Mustafa KeçeliMustafa Keçeli
28
ClaytonClayton
Substitution79
Goal84
50
DoguOlcay Dogu
41
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution83
60
GürpinarSerhat Gürpinar
Substitution78
78
Marco FerreiraMarco Ferreira
Substitution53

Coach

Riza Çalimbay (TUR) José Mourinho (POR)

Referee

Claude Colombo (FRA)

Assistant referees

Frédéric Arnault (FRA), Philippe Behague (FRA)

Fourth official

Stéphane Moulin (FRA)

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