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    Malaga

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    FC Porto

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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

La Rosaleda, Spain

Attendance: 35000

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Malaga

  • Isco 43'
  • Roque Santa Cruz 77'

2 - 0

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2nd leg: 2 - 1 (Agg)

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    A moment of madness from Defour certainly played a role in Porto's defeat, but over the two legs the Spanish side certainly deserved it given the refereeing decisions that went against them.

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    Malaga deservedly progress to the quarter-finals thanks to goals from Isco and Santa Cruz.

  • 94'

    FULL TIME!

  • 94'

    Malaga get the ball clear.

  • 94'

    Porto have a free-kick on the halfway line and will launch this long.

  • 94'

    Isco races into the box but is closed out by two defenders.

  • 93'

    Piazon looks to be clear in the area, but by the time he's able to take control of the ball he's closed out and the chance is gone.

  • 92'

    James Rodriguez plays a one-two before curling a shot on goal, but it's straight at the 'keeper.

  • 91'

    Isco gets a shot away, but it's straight at Helton.

  • 90'

    Four minutes to be added on.

  • 90'

    He was a clear yard offside there, but gets involved in some verbal jousting with Weligton.

  • 89'

    Martinez has the ball in the net... but he was offside when the pass came in.

  • 88'

    Camacho replaces Joaquin.

  • 86'

    Some very risky defending from Porto - Helton very nearly gave the ball away there as he looked to play out of defence.

  • 86'

    Helton has to make a smart save as Isco's corner threatens to creep in at the near post.

  • 85'

    Porto earn another corner as Lucho knocks the ball out of play.

  • 84'

    The free-kick is easily gathered by Helton.

  • 83'

    Mangala now joins the booking club for a poor tackle on Jesus Gamez.

  • 82'

    At the other end, Piazon is just offside as he looked to go clean through.

  • 81'

    Porto looked to have headed themselves into the lead there through Maicon, but he was just offside as the free-kick came in.

  • 81'

    Porto see a goal ruled out for offside!

  • 80'

    Danilo sends in a cross that Caballero does well to push away from danger.

  • 79'

    Porto, of course, only need one goal to take back the advantage in this tie.

  • 78'

    Piazon comes on for Saviola.

  • 77'

    Santa Cruz heads home the corner with his first touch!

  • 77'

    GOAL FOR MALAGA!

  • 77'

    Joaquin knocks the corner to the far post, where Danilo puts it behind for another corner.

  • 76'

    Great play from Isco releases Joaquin, who wins a corner.

  • 75'

    Martinez connects with a suberb James Rodriguez free-kick, but just directs the ball wide of the post with his raised boot!

  • 74'

    Porto are starting to get back into the game, although they're struggling to find a way through against a stubborn Malaga defence.

  • 73'

    Santa Cruz replaces the tiring Baptista.

  • 71'

    Atsu looks to make something happen before running into Jesus Gamez on the edge of the area. The ref waves away his appeal for a free-kick.

  • 70'

    Otamendi looks to break clear of a pack of Malaga players and earns a free-kick in his own half.

  • 69'

    Porto make their final change, as Atsu comes on for Alex Sandro.

  • 67'

    Weligton does well to get the ball back to his goalkeeper under pressure from Martinez.

  • 66'

    Toulalon wins a corner as his cross strikes Alex Sandro, but they fail to make good use of it.

  • 65'

    Alex Sandro curls in a deep cross, but Porto are struggling to attack in numbers after Defour's dismissal.

  • 64'

    Toulalon is the latest player to go into the book for a lunge on Lucho.

  • 63'

    Antunes finds himself in space to cross but Porto defend it well.

  • 62'

    Isco latches onto a Toulalon pass in front of goal and, at full stretch, gets it past Helton, but it's just wide of the post.

  • 61'

    Lucho sends a pass forwards for Martinez, but it runs through to the goalkeeper.

  • 60'

    Lucho wins the ball and sends it wide for Rodriguez, but it's just too far ahead of the substitute.

  • 60'

    Isco sends the corner in but Mangala is able to head away from a throw-in.

  • 59'

    Otamendi has to head a cross behind for another corner.

  • 58'

    Isco attempts another shot from similar distance to his first-half effort, but it's well over the bar.

  • 58'

    Varela is replaced by Maicon.

  • 57'

    Otamendi makes a shoddy clearance and nearly allows Saviola to score, but the striker's control lets him down.

  • 56'

    Mangala makes a good sliding tackle on Joaquin. as the winger races down the right.

  • 55'

    Varela looks to drill in a cross but it's cleared away from a throw-in.

  • 54'

    Helton claims a cross but then gives the ball to Iturra, who can't take advantage as his attempt at a cross is blocked.

  • 53'

    Varela looks to break down the right but throws himself to the ground in search of a free-kick. The ref rightly waves away the appeal.

  • 51'

    Porto are just looking to find their footing now.

  • 49'

    Defour gets a second yellow! The ref certainly made no mistake there as he tripped Joaquin after being beaten.

  • 48'

    Saviola is ruled offside as Malaga make an early foray into the final third.

  • 46'

    Otamendi leaps over the top of Baptista in an attempt to head the ball and falls on his face, requiring treatment.

  • 46'

    SECOND HALF

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    James Rodriguez comes on for Joao Moutinho, who is presumably injured.

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    Gabriele Marcotti, summing up the mood on the disallowed goal, tweets: "I have no idea why Rizzoli disallowed Saviola's goal. Feel bad for Malaga."

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    Isco celebrates giving Malaga the lead

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    ESPN's Spain correspondent Dermot Corrigan adds: "Malaga overcame Porto rush start & grew into game. Good goal ruled out, then Isco screamer for deserved lead"

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    ESPN contributor Andy Brassell tweets: "Listen to the noise at La Rosaleda! Amazing. Porto a little careless with the ball, but Toulalan has been immense thus far."

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    In truth, neither side has been overly impressive so far, but Malaga increasingly took control as the game wore on.

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    Malaga are deservedly level on aggregate thanks to Isco's excellent strike.

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME

  • 45'

    Mangala does brilliantly to prevent Joaquin making the cut-back.

  • 43'

    Isco scores with a lovely strike from the edge of the area. Well deserved, considering what happened a couple of minutes earlier, and in the previous leg.

  • 43'

    GOAL FOR MALAGA!

  • 40'

    Saviola put the ball into the empty net.

  • 40'

    It's a poor decision as Baptista looked to have been fouled by Danilo as the ball came in, but the ref seems to feel that the goalkeeper was impeded.

  • 40'

    Malaga put the ball in the back of the net, but the ref's ruled it out!

  • 39'

    The ball looks to drop for Lucho in the area, but the Malaga defence does enough.

  • 38'

    Danilo goes down as Porto break from a Toulalan challenge. It's a clear dive, and the ref spots it, but fails to book him.

  • 38'

    Joaquin receives the ball out on the right, but he again fails to make good use of it.

  • 36'

    From the second corner, Helton is able to claim.

  • 36'

    Joquin's corner is poor, and headed away, but the ball comes to Antunes, whose powerful drive is tipped over!

  • 35'

    Malaga win a corner from Mangala.

  • 34'

    Joaquin loses possession, and Porto break, but Varela's cross goes straight behind for a goal kick.

  • 33'

    Moutinho puts the ball into the centre, but it's easily headed clear.

  • 32'

    ...and another booking, as Jesus Gamez takes out Alex Sandro as he looked to race down the left flank.

  • 31'

    Isco finds Saviola, but the forward hits it behind for a goal kick. Poor effort.

  • 31'

    Joaquin has the chance to chip the ball across goal but attempts a shot, which ends up behind the goal. Bad decision.

  • 30'

    Alex Sandro is the third Porto player to be booked as he takes out Saviola.

  • 30'

    Moutinho does well to beat two players but he's blocked off as he enters the area.

  • 28'

    Demichelis picks up a booking after going through the back of Jackson Martinez.

  • 27'

    At the other end, Defour tries a shot from outside the area but hooks it over the bar.

  • 26'

    Saviola looks to be clear through on goal, but he's just offside as the pass comes through.

  • 24'

    Defour is booked for a high boot on Isco.

  • 24'

    Malaga get the corner clear.

  • 23'

    Lucho tries a shot but it takes a deflection from Iturra. Corner kick.

  • 23'

    Iturra goes down in apparent agony after Defour tapped his calf off the ball. The ref doesn't seem overly interested.

  • 22'

    A further attempt at a cross from Saviola, made at full stretch, goes straight to the goalkeeper.

  • 21'

    Saviola takes a quick throw-in and finds Joaquin in the box, but there's no one in the centre as the winger looks to play a pass across the face of goal.

  • 19'

    Several players challenge for the corner but Malaga break away.

  • 19'

    Porto win a corner.

  • 18'

    Malaga fail to make anything of the free-kick.

  • 17'

    Otamendi is booked for a two-footed tackle on Antunes. He's a little lucky there.

  • 15'

    Isco fires a ball across the field to the edge of the penalty area, and Saviola's header goes out for a throw-in. Malaga need to up their game a little.

  • 14'

    Martinez's boot is high and he makes contact with Iturra's head. Unlike at Old Trafford, the ref is happy with a free-kick.

  • 12'

    Baptista rises to meet the free-kick but his header loops over the bar.

  • 12'

    Baptista wins a free-kick for Malaga and Isco will look to launch it into the box.

  • 11'

    Alex Sandro produces some magic down the left but Demichelis does well to snuff out the danger.

  • 11'

    Iturra is caught in possession but gets away with it.

  • 9'

    At the other end, Danilo fires over the bar from an acute angle. Half a chance for the visitors.

  • 8'

    Joaquin runs clear for Malaga as he looks to latch onto a pass over the top, but he just fails to bring the ball down with only the goalkeeper to beat!

  • 7'

    Welligton does well to deny Martinez as he looks to get a shot away.

  • 6'

    Toulalan misplaces a pass as Malaga look to start an attack and Iturra gives away a free-kick.

  • 5'

    Isco robs the full-back and looks to break away, but he just knocks the ball out of play.

  • 3'

    Malaga get the corner clear.

  • 2'

    Moutinho floats a pass to Varela on the right of the area but he's quickly crowded out. Weliigton concedes the corner.

  • 2'

    Joaquin looks to get away down the right, but Alex Sandro tidies up.

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    KICK OFF Porto get the game underway!

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    Tweet from ESPN's Spain correspondent, Dermot Corrigan: "Malaga up against it, no wins & just 1 goal in their last 4 games. Porto 16 games unbeaten, back to PSG in last CL group round."

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    Porto: Helton, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Joao Moutinho, Fernando, Gonzalez, Varela, Martinez, Defour. Subs: Fabiano, Maicon, Andre Castro, Rodriguez, Izmailov, Liedson, Atsu.

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    Malaga: Willy, Jesus Gamez, Demichelis, Weligton, Antunes, Joaquin, Toulalan, Iturra, Isco, Julio Baptista, Saviola. Subs: Kameni, Lugano, Camacho, Fernandez, Piazon, Sergio Sanchez, Santa Cruz.

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    For Porto, meanwhile, James Rodriguez has to settle for a place on the bench, with Steven Defour in the starting line-up.

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    Isco and Joaquin, rested at the weekend, come back into the starting line-up for the hosts, who have Javier Saviola in attack. On-loan Chelsea attacker Lucas Piazon is on the bench along with Roque Santa Cruz.

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    Julio Baptista has been named in the Malaga starting line-up, with Eliseu - who was thought to have recovered from injury - missing out on a place in the squad.

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    Porto boss Vitor Pereira, meanwhile, has vowed to attack Malaga, knowing an away goal could prove vital.

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    However, they will have to overturn a 1-0 defeat from the first leg and rediscover their form, which has slipped since the turn of the year.

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    Malaga look to continue their impressive season, despite serious off-field problems, as they host Porto.

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    Live commentary will appear here from 1945 GMT.

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Goal Shot Video
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  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Malaga

  • 10(5)

  • 29

  • 16

  • 51%

    49%

  • FC Porto

  • 9(1)

  • 27

  • 17

FC Porto

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Helton

D

2 Danilo

D

22 Eliaquim Mangala

D

26 Alex Sandro
M
27 Christian Atsu

D

30 Nicolás Otamendi

M

3 Lucho González

M

8 João Moutinho
M
10 James Rodriguez

M

25 Fernando

F

9 Jackson Martínez

F

17 Silvestre Varela
D
4 Maicon

F

35 Steven Defour
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 24 Fabiano
D 4 Maicon
M 6 André Castro
M 10 James Rodriguez
M 15 Marat Izmailov
M 27 Christian Atsu
F 19 Liédson

Match Stats

  • Malaga
  • FC Porto
10(5) Shots (on goal) 9(1)
16 Fouls 17
8 Corner kicks 2
6 Offsides 3
51% Time of Possession 49%
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
1 Saves 3