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Hello and welcome to our coverage of the final group game of group B, which sees Porto take on Atletico at the Estádio do Dragão.

Atletico will look to better Bayer Leverkusen’s result against Club Brugge in order to secure passage into the Europa league.

Both Brugge and Porto have already secured qualification but will be battling it out for top spot tonight.

5 GOAL! Porto play a few passes to work the ball into Atletico’s box, Evanilson plays the ball across the box to an unmarked Taremi who taps home to give the hosts an early lead.

12 Chance! Porto moving the ball well around the box with big holes in Atletico’s defence. Taremi should make it 2-0 with a shot at goal just inside the box but the keepers outstretched leg keeps it out.

23 GOAL! 2-0 Porto. A long ball down the left flank sees Galeno beat Savic to the ball and cut it back to Eustaqio who side foots into the bottom left corner. A blistering start from the blue and white.

Half time

Porto much the better team in the first half with Atletico struggling to throw any punches back. Porto’s passing has been crisp and they have been able to break Atletico’s defence down too easily. A big second half needed for Diego Simeone’s men, who will no doubt be giving his team a talking to try and earn their berth into the Europa League.

45 we’re back underway.

47 yellow card for Savic who hacks down Sanusi. Free kick to Porto in a good area.

50 Good delivery into the box for Porto but Atletico head the ball out of danger.

51 Substitution for Porto – Wendel on for the injured Sanusi.

61 two substitutions for Atletico. Yannick Carrasco on for Sau Niguez while Matheus Cunha replaces João Félix.

62 Chance! Evanilson is played in on the edge of the box but his shot is too high over the bar.

67 CONTROVERSY! Atletico have the ball in the back of the net but it is disallowed. VAR checks the decision and deems the on-field decision correct. Both players congest for the ball in what appears to be a fair 50 50 tackle, but Atletico have a free kick given against them. Both Cardoso of Porto and De Paul of Atletico receive yellow cards in the mix up.

80 Evanilson off Toni Martinez on.

82 Constant pressure from Porto. The ‘olays’ are starting from the crowd and Atletico can’t get close to them. Oblak with some standout saves.

90+5 GOAL! own goal from Ivan Marcano right at the death!

Full time – Porto 2-1 Atletico 1

An excellent start and first half display from Porto proved to be too much for Atletico to come back from. Porto could have scored more and should have put the game to bed quicker, but they saw off a late scare from Atletico who are now out of Europe all together.

Player ratings:

8 Diogo Costa 
7Z. Sanusi 
7Iván Marcano 
7Fábio Cardoso 
8Pepê Aquino 
8S. Eustáquio 
7M. Grujić 
7Otávio 
7Galeno 
8M. Taremi 
8Evanilson 
7J. Oblak 
5Reinildo 
5J. Giménez 
4S. Savić 
6Saúl 
5A. Witsel 
5R. De Paul 
5N. Molina 
5João Félix 
6A. Griezmann 
7Á. Correa

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