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Quick-fire Porto too good for CSKA

Published: Thursday 17 March 2011, 22.57CET
FC Porto 2-1 PFC CSKA Moskva (agg: 3-1)
Hulk struck inside 50 seconds and Fredy Guarín scored his second of the tie as the Dragons advanced to the last eight of the UEFA Europa League.

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Match statistics

PortoCSKA Moskva

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target4
 
7
Corners4
 
10
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed16
 
21
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 March 2011, 22.57CET

Quick-fire Porto too good for CSKA

FC Porto 2-1 PFC CSKA Moskva (agg: 3-1)
Hulk struck inside 50 seconds and Fredy Guarín scored his second of the tie as the Dragons advanced to the last eight of the UEFA Europa League.

A first-minute goal from Hulk set FC Porto on course for victory against PFC CSKA Moskva and a place in Friday's draw for the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.

The burly striker doubled Porto's aggregate advantage inside 50 seconds with a curling free-kick which went in via the upright. Fredy Guarín − whose goal settled the first leg − punished some lax CSKA defending midway through the first half, and while Zoran Tošić swiftly offered the visitors hope, a dramatic comeback never looked like materialising.

If CSKA were still smarting over their profligacy in Russia seven days ago, their mood will hardly have improved with the sight of Hulk wheeling away after his inswinging set piece sailed in. CSKA's problem since returning from the winter break has been a dearth of goals from their strikers − just one in six matches − a statistic which came into focus again when Vágner Love nodded against the woodwork seconds later.

It was an opportunity the Army Men would regret as, on 24 minutes, they were left with a mountain to climb. Sergei Ignashevich's header back to Igor Akinfeev was wayward, causing the goalkeeper to parry. The ball was retrieved on the byline by James Rodríguez and though his cross evaded Falcao, Guarín arrived on cue to rifle in his third goal in as many games.

CSKA gave themselves hope through Tošić, who finished Alan Dzagoev's assist in a slick move from the 2005 UEFA Cup winners, and two minutes after the break Evgeni Aldonin fired an angled effort wide.

Barring that, Porto were always comfortable and could have added to their lead had Rolando, up from the back, not headed Fernando Belluschi's corner over the crossbar. Vágner Love flashed a late shot across goal but by then CSKA's game was long since up.

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Lineups

porto

Porto

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

1
HeltonHelton (GK) (C)
35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK) (C)
6
GuarínFredy Guarín
Goal24
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
Yellow Card31
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
7
HondaKeisuke Honda
Yellow Card84
9
FalcaoRadamel Falcao
Substitution77
8
DoumbiaSeydou Doumbia
Substitution65
12
HulkHulk
Goal1
Substitution87
9
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Yellow Card72
13
FucileJorge Fucile
Yellow Card37
10
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
Substitution73
14
RolandoRolando
14
NababkinKirill Nababkin
19
James RodríguezJames Rodríguez
Substitution52
21
Z. TošićZoran Tošić
Goal29
Yellow Card45
Substitution71
21
SăpunaruCristian Săpunaru
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
Yellow Card48
25
FernandoFernando
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
30
OtamendiNicolás Otamendi
42
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov

Substitutes

24
BetoBeto (GK)
1
ChepchugovSergei Chepchugov (GK)
7
BelluschiFernando Belluschi
Substitution52
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
10
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
Substitution87
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
16
SerenoSereno
13
GonzálezMark González
Substitution73
17
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution77
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
23
SouzaSouza
26
OlisehSekou Oliseh
Substitution71
28
Rúben MicaelRúben Micael
89
NecidTomáš Necid
Substitution65

Coach

André Villas-Boas (POR) Leonid Slutski (RUS)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

Assistant referees

Nicky Siebert (NED), Patrick Langkamp (NED)

Fourth official

Danny Makkelie (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Tom van Sichem (NED), Reinold Wiedemeijer (NED)

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