Champions League - Round of 16 - 2nd Leg
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Porto 3-1 Roma (agg: 4-3): Extra-time winner sends Porto through

Porto celebrate
Moussa Marega joined Lionel Messi and Dusan Tadic on six Champions League goals this season, with only Robert Lewandowski (eight) ahead of the trio

Alex Telles scored an extra-time penalty following a VAR review to send Porto through to the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Roma.

Alessandro Florenzi was penalised for dragging Fernando back when the ball was fizzed across the goal in the 116th minute and Telles emphatically converted from the spot.

Porto's Moussa Marega took the game to extra time when he got on the end of Jesus Corona's curling cross.

Roma captain Daniele de Rossi had earlier cancelled out Francisco Soares' opener for Porto in the first half.

It is the first time the Portuguese club have reached the quarter-finals since 2014-15.

The draw for the quarter-finals takes place on Friday, 15 March.

Porto fight back on magical night

Alex Telles
Alex Telles scored only his second goal in the Champions League to send Porto through to the quarter-finals

At 19 years and 225 days, Nicolo Zaniolo became the youngest Italian to score twice in a Champions League game to put Roma in control of the tie with a 2-1 victory in the first leg.

But Porto were unlikely to go down without a fight and they were the better team for large parts of the return leg in Portugal.

Corona set the tone when his half-volley flew over the bar within four minutes while Telles smashed a powerful effort into the side netting moments later.

Then after Kostas Manolas lost the ball on the halfway line, Porto's ruthless counter-attack ended with an easy tap-in for Soares after Marega's inviting cross.

That goal gave Porto the advantage in the tie - thanks to Adrian Lopez's away goal in the first leg - but it woke Roma from their slumber.

Last season's Barcelona conquerors lifted their intensity and were rewarded when Eder Militao brought down Diego Perotti to hand De Rossi an opportunity from the spot.

The Roma captain showed his class when he deceived veteran keeper Iker Casillas with a strike into the bottom left corner but he ended the half limping off with an injury.

Roma missed his presence in the second half as Porto searched for the goal that would take the game to extra time.

Soares' diving header bounced off the turf and over the bar but it was a brief reprieve for the visitors as Corona's curling cross was smashed in at the back post by Marega within seven minutes of the restart.

The drama continued until the 90th minute as Felipe and Yacine Brahimi went close for Porto while Roma striker Edin Dzeko dragged his shot wide.

The former Manchester City forward almost broke the deadlock in extra time too, blasting over from close range after 110 minutes, before Pepe was forced to make a goalline clearance to keep Dzeko's chip out.

Fernando then fell in the box after his shirt was pulled by Florenzi as the ball was played across goal, and referee Cuneyt Cakir awarded a penalty after using VAR.

Telles kept his cool to fire Porto into the quarter-finals with a result that means legendary keeper Casillas has now won more games than any other player in Champions League history.

What next for Roma's boss?

Roma boss Eusebio di Francesco
Eusebio di Francesco took over as Roma manager in June 2017

There was speculation surrounding the future of Roma boss Eusebio di Francesco heading into this last-16 tie.

Reports in Italy suggested the 49-year-old could be sacked if he lost after Roma were defeated 3-0 by derby rivals Lazio on Saturday, leaving them three points adrift of a top-four place in Serie A.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is one of several managers who has been linked to replace him - although the Italian has dismissed the claims.

Just 10 months ago, Di Francesco guided Roma to the Champions League semi-finals - where they were knocked out by Liverpool - and saw them produce one of Europe's greatest comebacks against Barcelona en route.

But since then, Roma have seen key players leave the club as Brazil goalkeeper Alisson joined Liverpool in a £67m deal, midfielder Radja Nainggolan left for Serie A rivals Inter Milan and Kevin Strootman joined French club Marseille.

With Roma's season now hanging by a thread, this latest defeat could prove ultimately costly for Di Francesco.

Man of the match - Moussa Marega (Porto)

Moussa Marega
The Porto forward didn't stop running all night and Roma's defence will have nightmares about his movement and pressing. He assisted the opening goal and scored the second to send the tie to extra time.

Leaving it late - the best of the stats

  • Porto advanced from a two-legged tie in the Champions League after losing the first leg for the first time since 1986-87, when they beat FC Vitkovice in the last 16 of the European Cup (3-1 on aggregate).
  • Roma have lost each of their past eight Champions League knockout games away from home.
  • Telles' penalty (116 mins, nine seconds) was the latest to be scored in a Champions League match since Cristiano Ronaldo against Atletico Madrid in the 2014 final (119 mins, 52 seconds).
  • Marega became just the second African player to score in six consecutive Champions League appearances, after Marouane Chamakh in October 2010.
  • Soares' opener was Porto's 250th goal in the Champions League, making them the eighth team in the competition to reach the milestone.
  • Roma have conceded in each of their past 31 away games in the Champions League - the longest streak in competition history.


FC Porto

  • 1Casillas
  • 3MilitãoSubstituted forPereiraat 103'minutes
  • 28Felipe
  • 33PepeBooked at 58mins
  • 13TellesBooked at 118mins
  • 25OtávioSubstituted forSantos Fortesat 94'minutes
  • 16HerreraBooked at 18mins
  • 22DaniloBooked at 45mins
  • 17JM CoronaSubstituted forBrahimiat 69'minutes
  • 11Marega
  • 29Francisco SoaresSubstituted forAndrade dos Santosat 78'minutes


  • 2Pereira
  • 7Santos Fortes
  • 8Brahimi
  • 10Torres
  • 20López
  • 26Vaná
  • 37Andrade dos Santos


  • 1Olsen
  • 44Manolas
  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 15MarcanoSubstituted forCristanteat 76'minutes
  • 2KarsdorpBooked at 55minsSubstituted forFlorenziat 55'minutesBooked at 116mins
  • 16De RossiSubstituted forPellegriniat 45+4'minutesBooked at 81minsSubstituted forSchickat 96'minutes
  • 42Nzonzi
  • 11Kolarov
  • 22ZanioloBooked at 15mins
  • 9DzekoBooked at 58mins
  • 8Perotti


  • 4Cristante
  • 7Pellegrini
  • 14Schick
  • 18Santon
  • 24Florenzi
  • 83Mirante
  • 92El Shaarawy
Cüneyt Çakir

Match Stats

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Match ends, FC Porto 3, Roma 1.

Second Half Extra Time ends, FC Porto 3, Roma 1.

Attempt missed. Hernâni (FC Porto) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Maxi Pereira.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Pepe.

Foul by Maxi Pereira (FC Porto).

Diego Perotti (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.


Alex Telles (FC Porto) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.


Goal! FC Porto 3, Roma 1. Alex Telles (FC Porto) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.


Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR: Penalty Kick. Referee decision on field cancelled.

Delay in match (FC Porto). Video Review.

Penalty FC Porto. Fernando draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Maxi Pereira (FC Porto) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yacine Brahimi.

Foul by Fernando (FC Porto).

Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Edin Dzeko (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bryan Cristante.

Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Roma) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Danilo Pereira.

Attempt blocked. Kostas Manolas (Roma) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alessandro Florenzi with a cross.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Fernando.

Second Half Extra Time begins FC Porto 2, Roma 1.

First Half Extra Time ends, FC Porto 2, Roma 1.

Pepe (FC Porto) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Patrik Schick (Roma).


Substitution, FC Porto. Maxi Pereira replaces Eder Militão.

Attempt blocked. Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Perotti.

Attempt missed. Danilo Pereira (FC Porto) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Telles with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Porto. Conceded by Edin Dzeko.

Danilo Pereira (FC Porto) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Nzonzi (Roma).

Hand ball by Eder Militão (FC Porto).


Substitution, Roma. Patrik Schick replaces Lorenzo Pellegrini because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma) because of an injury.

Offside, Roma. Bryan Cristante tries a through ball, but Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Moussa Marega (FC Porto) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Alex Telles with a cross.


Substitution, FC Porto. Hernâni replaces Otávio.


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