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Porto progress after thrilling Beşiktaş draw

Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 22.55CET
FC Porto 1-1 Beşiktaş JK
Falcao's penalty was cancelled out by Nihat Kahveci but Porto still advanced with two matches to spare after a thrilling game including two red cards.
Porto progress after thrilling Beşiktaş draw
Falcao celebrates his penalty for Porto ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PortoBeşiktaş

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
4
Attempts off target9
 
5
Corners10
 
4
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed13
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards1
 
1

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Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 22.55CET

Porto progress after thrilling Beşiktaş draw

FC Porto 1-1 Beşiktaş JK
Falcao's penalty was cancelled out by Nihat Kahveci but Porto still advanced with two matches to spare after a thrilling game including two red cards.

FC Porto are through to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with two games to spare despite their perfect Group L record being ended by a stunning Nihat Kahveci equaliser for Beşiktaş JK.

Falcao had given Porto a deserved first-half lead from the penalty spot but Cristián Rodríguez's sending off before the hour proved costly. Within three minutes Nihat had equalised and although İbrahim Toraman was also dismissed, Beşiktaş now hold a four-point cushion in second over SK Rapid Wien and PFC CSKA Sofia.

Porto were without Maicon and Fernando after their red cards in the 3-1 win in Istanbul but visiting goalkeeper Hakan Arıkan was soon reacquainted with the threat of the goalscorers that day. Hulk forced the keeper to save following a free-kick and then played through Falcao, denied by Ersan Gülüm's brilliant challenge.

It was not long before Falcao kept up his record of scoring in all Porto's group games, beating the goalkeeper from the spot having been brought down by Hakan. Porto's pressure did not let up after the interval, Rodríguez's angled shot testing Hakan, who then denied Hulk at close range.

It was an off-the-ball incident that earned Rodríguez his second yellow card in the 59th minute, but that moment changed the game. Half-time substitute Filip Hološko immediately went close for the visitors and Nihat then let fly from distance to brilliantly equalise.

Four minutes later İbrahim Toraman was booked for the second time after a sliding challenge but still Beşiktaş pressed; notably Bobô's effort from just outside the centre circle which dropped onto the crossbar. At the other end Ersan acrobatically cleared Rúben Micael's effort off the line. The excitement continued until the final whistle but Porto are through and Beşiktaş can join them with victory at CSKA Sofia on 2 December.

Last updated: 17/11/10 13.54CET

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Lineups

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Beşiktaş

1
HeltonHelton (GK) (C)
21
Hakan ArıkanHakan Arıkan (GK)
5
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
8
Nihat KahveciNihat Kahveci
Goal62
Substitution90+2
6
GuarínFredy Guarín
9
HilbertRoberto Hilbert
Yellow Card44
7
BelluschiFernando Belluschi
Substitution73
13
BobôBobô
Substitution84
9
FalcaoRadamel Falcao
Goal36
Substitution79
14
GutiGuti
10
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
Yellow Card39
Red Card59
15
Rodrigo TabataRodrigo Tabata
Substitution46
12
HulkHulk
Substitution63
19
İbrahim Üzülmezİbrahim Üzülmez (C)
Yellow Card59
13
FucileJorge Fucile
20
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman
Yellow Card29
Red Card67
14
RolandoRolando
22
Ersan GülümErsan Gülüm
Yellow Card87
28
Rúben MicaelRúben Micael
28
ErnstFabian Ernst
30
OtamendiNicolás Otamendi
55
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio

Substitutes

24
BetoBeto (GK)
90
Umut KayaUmut Kaya (GK)
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
Substitution63
3
İsmail Köybaşıİsmail Köybaşı
16
SerenoSereno
18
Necip UysalNecip Uysal
Substitution84
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
23
HološkoFilip Hološko
Substitution46
18
WalterWalter
Substitution79
30
ZápotočnýTomáš Zápotočný
23
SouzaSouza
Substitution73
33
Fatih TekkeFatih Tekke
26
André CastroAndré Castro
44
Erhan GüvenErhan Güven
Substitution90+2

Coach

André Villas-Boas (POR) Bernd Schuster (GER)

Referee

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)

Assistant referees

Massimiliano Grilli (ITA), Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)

Fourth official

Carmine Russo (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Christian Brighi (ITA), Gabriele Gava (ITA)

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