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Impressive Porto power past Rapid

Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 23.49CET
FC Porto 3-0 SK Rapid Wien
Rolando, Falcao and Rúben Micael, in spectacular style, were on target in a comfortable victory for the Portuguese side.
Impressive Porto power past Rapid
Porto proved too strong for Rapid ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PortoRapid Wien

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
1
Attempts off target9
 
3
Corners13
 
1
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed18
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 23.49CET

Impressive Porto power past Rapid

FC Porto 3-0 SK Rapid Wien
Rolando, Falcao and Rúben Micael, in spectacular style, were on target in a comfortable victory for the Portuguese side.

FC Porto sent out a warning to their Group L rivals by easing to a 3-0 victory against SK Rapid Wien at the Estádio do Dragão.

Having only had Rolando's 26th-minute opener to show for their first-half efforts, Porto upped the tempo after the break and deservedly doubled their lead through Falcao's instinctive finish in the 65th. Two became three, and in some style, 12 minutes later when Rúben Micael drilled one in from outside the box to leave the Portuguese club at the section summit.

Rolando's goal was the obvious highlight of an opening 45 minutes lacking clear-cut chances. Jorge Fucile got the move going by dinking a pass into the box which Maicon inadvertently skewed to Cristián Rodríguez when attempting a volley. The No10 somehow wriggled through two defenders close to the penalty spot and the ball ran loose to Rolando who turned the it in with the outside of his boot as Raimund Hedl dived at his feet.

The second was also a tidy finish as Falcao beat Hedl with a side-footed shot after the goalkeeper had kept out Maicon's header from Hulk's corner. However, it was Rúben Micael who really got the Dragão crowd roaring when he latched on to Cristián Rodríguez's cushioned pass and fizzed the ball into the top corner from outside the box.

Substitute Fernando Belluschi almost scored a stunner of his own soon after, although this time the bar came to Rapid's rescue.

Last updated: 28/05/11 0.15CET

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Lineups

porto

Porto

rapid wien

Rapid Wien

1
HeltonHelton (GK) (C)
1
HedlRaimund Hedl (GK)
4
MaiconMaicon
6
SonnleitnerMario Sonnleitner (GK)
5
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
7
KulovitsStefan Kulovits
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
11
S. HofmannSteffen Hofmann (C)
Substitution73
9
FalcaoRadamel Falcao
Goal65
Substitution78
15
NuhiuAtdhe Nuhiu
10
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
Yellow Card61
17
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak
12
HulkHulk
Substitution68
21
SaurerChristoph Saurer
Substitution62
13
FucileJorge Fucile
22
SomaRagnvald Soma
14
RolandoRolando
Goal26
23
DoberAndreas Dober
Yellow Card18
Substitution80
25
FernandoFernando
25
Tanju KayhanTanju Kayhan
28
Rúben MicaelRúben Micael
Goal77
Substitution84
26
HinumThomas Hinum
Yellow Card39

Substitutes

24
BetoBeto (GK)
24
PayerHelge Payer (GK)
7
BelluschiFernando Belluschi
Substitution68
3
PatockaJürgen Patocka
Substitution80
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
9
SalihiHamdi Salihi
18
WalterWalter
Substitution78
19
DrazanChristopher Drazan
Substitution62
23
SouzaSouza
20
GartlerRené Gartler
26
André CastroAndré Castro
Substitution84
28
TrimmelChristopher Trimmel
Substitution73
30
OtamendiNicolás Otamendi

Coach

André Villas-Boas (POR) Peter Pacult (AUT)

Referee

Douglas McDonald (SCO)

Assistant referees

Francis Andrews (SCO), Graham Chambers (SCO)

Fourth official

Steven Nicholls (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Steven McLean (SCO), Stephen O'Reilly (SCO)

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