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Portugal Survive Late Drama To Beat Turkey And Stay On Track For FIFA World Cup

Portugal Survive Late Drama To Beat Turkey And Stay…

Portugal are through to a decisive World Cup qualifying play-off final next week after beating Turkey 3-1 in Porto on Thursday, but only after Burak Yilmaz missed a crucial late penalty for the visitors. The home side were cruising at the Estadio do Dragao thanks to first-half goals by Brazilian-born midfielder Otavio and Liverpool forward Diogo Jota. But Turkey's veteran skipper Yilmaz pulled a goal back in the 65th minute, setting up a tense finish. Turkey were then awarded a late penalty when

Liverpool inflicted another heavy defeat on Porto to remain…

Jurgen Klopp's side were superb throughout as they maintained their 100% start in the competition. Mohamed Salah's prodded finish set them on their way at the Estadio do Dragao, which once again proved a happy hunting ground. And with memories of 4-1 and 5-0 victories in recent campaigns fresh in the mind they delivered a performance brimming with pace, precision and energy. Sadio Mane extended their lead on the stroke of half-time with a back-post tap in and with the Reds wearing black
Tuchel pleased with Chelsea reaction to beat Porto after WBA shock

Tuchel pleased with Chelsea reaction to beat Porto after…

SEVILLE, Spain - Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel praised his side for overcoming the shock of last week’s 5-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion as they beat Porto 2-0 in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg. Chelsea conceded more than double the amount of goals against struggling West Brom as in their previous 14 games under Tuchel but looked like their usual selves against Porto, winning thanks to goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell. “We had a lot of excellent results together, then
Chelsea's Mount hungry to learn, says Tuchel

Chelsea’s Mount hungry to learn, says Tuchel

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel praised midfielder Mason Mount’s attitude after the England international scored his first Champions League goal in Wednesday’s 2-0 win against Porto in Seville. Mount and Ben Chilwell scored to put Chelsea in the driving seat ahead of the “home” leg of the quarter-final on April 13, which will also be played in Seville due to COVID-19 travel restrictions between Portugal and England. Since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January, Mount has scored five goals in all
Porto coach not fooled by Chelsea thrashing to West Brom

Porto coach not fooled by Chelsea thrashing to West…

SEVILLE - Porto coach Sergio Conceicao said he is uneasy about facing Chelsea in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg so soon after they endured a shock 5-2 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion. Saturday’s thumping at the hands of relegation-fighting West Brom was Chelsea’s first defeat in 15 games in all competitions under Thomas Tuchel. It was all the more surprising as the Blues had conceded only twice in their previous 14 games. “I wished they had won the last game
Cristiano Ronaldo commits 'unforgivable error' as Juventus is stunned by 10-man Porto in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo commits ‘unforgivable error’ as Juventus is stunned…

Cristiano Ronaldo's "unforgivable error" in extra-time against 10-man Porto in the Champions League proved decisive as Juventus was dumped out by the Portuguese side. With the sides all-square in the 115th minute and with penalties just minutes away, Porto was awarded a free-kick 35 yards away from the Juve goal. In a last-ditch attempt to send the Portuguese side through, Sergio Oliveira hit a speculative low shot which traveled through the legs of Ronaldo -- who had turned his back on the ball

Real Madrid legend suggests Jose Mourinho is past his…

Former Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has taken a swipe at Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho following their defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Casillas who had a stormy relationship with the Portuguese manager during their time at the Santiago Bernabeu used the opportunity to take a dig at his former boss. Mourinho had sidelined Casillas during his time at Real Madrid and the duo and have confronted their stormy relationship in recent interviews. Manchester United endured a nightmare trip to Anfield on Sunday