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Today Juventus are going to try and overturn a 2-1 deficit after the first leg against Porto.

The home side today, Juventus, are going into the game 2-1 down after a poor showing in the first leg in Portugal. Andrea Pirlo has made six changes to the team that lost in the first leg. Three of the changes have been made in defence with Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci and Merih Demiral in the team replacing Danilo, Giorgio Chiellini and Matthijs de Ligt. Aaron Ramsey is starting for Juventus after having a big impact during the first leg when he came on during the second half. Ramsey in the squad in place of Weston McKennie. Arthur is playing instead of Bentancur as a central midfielder. Alvaro Morata is playing upfront with Cristiano Ronaldo instead of Dejan Kulusevski. Ronaldo will be fresh today after being rested at the weekend as the Italian side beat Lazio 3-1.

After Porto’s brilliant performance in the first leg against Juventus, Sérgio Conceição has been zero changes to his side after their 2-1 victory. The Portuguese will have some added confidence after beating Gil Vicente in the Primera Liga. An important player for Porto tonight is Pepe who will have to contain his former club and International teammate Ronaldo who obviously is the Italian side most dangerous player.

In todays game Juventus will want to start well after conceding within minutes of both halves in the first leg. If the Italian side can get an early goal in the game pressure will be on Porto who would be losing via the away goal rule.

Both teams will be coming out soon for the start of the game. In the other game in the Champions League tonight Dortmund are playing against Sevilla as German side have a 3-2 lead after the first leg.

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Juventus club legend Andrea Pirlo will be hoping for a better performance from his side tonight after playing terribly in the first leg.

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Sérgio Conceição was very happy with how things went in the first leg as he has made no changes to his side that won the first leg in Portugal.

KICK OFF: Juventus has started tonight’s game in Turin.

2nd min: Good start from Porto putting pressure on Juventus straight away as Mateus Uribe was able to get a shot on goal but couldn’t find the target.

3rd min: WHAT A SAVE! Brilliant save from Agustín Marchesín in the Porto goal. Cuadrado delivered a brilliant cross to Morata who’s header forced a brilliant save from Marchesín. Huge chance for Juventus early in the game.

5th min: Good counter attack from Porto as Moussa Marega was in on goal but couldn’t get a shot off.

6th min: Huge chance for Porto now as Bonucci done well to get himself in front of a shot from Mehdi Taremi who then headed the ball onto the crossbar. Both sides almost scored with the first few minutes of the game.

9th min: Good cross from Cuadrado from a free kick out wide which went to Arthur but the Brazilian couldn’t direct the ball toward the Porto goal.

12th min: Cuadrado has been the dangerous player for Juventus in this game so far. The Juventus right back is getting forward a lot in the early stages of this game and is consistently delivering crosses for his side.

17th min: PENALTY TO PORTO! Demiral gives away a penalty going straight into the back off Taremi and gives away a penalty. Huge moment in the tie as Porto can get a huge away goal.

19th min: GOAL FOR PORTO! MOTM in the first leg Sérgio Oliveira scores the penalty as Porto go 1-0 up in the game and 3-1 in the tie. Oliveira did well in sending Wojciech Szczęsny the wrong way as the ball goes into the bottom corner of the goal. Huge goal in the tie as Porto has scored an early away goal in this game.

22nd min: Juventus has it all to do in this tie

24th min: Another chance for Porto. Corona got the ball was wide and took a shot which was saved by Szczęsny in the Juventus goal.

25th min: Another shot from Porto this time from Otávio who had the attempt on goal. Yet again Szczęsny did well to hold the shot. Juventus’ defence is looking very shaky since conceding the penalty.

27th min: Another huge save from Marchesín in the Porto goal yet again from Morata. Mbemba made the mistake in the Porto defence missing a header which meant Morata was able to get a shot off but Marchesín did well closing the space down making it difficult for the Spanish to score.

30th min: Adrien Rabiot was able to get a shot off from a long distance which force a good save from the Porto keeper who did well to hold the shot.

31st min: That looked painful. Demiral and Pepe collided heads as the Portuguese centre back fell to the floor and is receiving medical attention for the head injury.

34th min: After a lengthy break due to Pepe’s head injury play has started again as the Porto centre back is still on the field.

37th min: Since the break in the game due to Pepe’s head injury to game has slowed down and it isn’t as free flowing as it was after the Porto penalty.

41st min: More good work from Marchesín in the Porto goal moving quickly stopping Bonucci from getting a shot off from a corner.

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Pepe after his head injury earlier in the first half.

45th min: Four minutes of added time in the half.

47th min: Oliveira looking to get a late goal in the half with a good shot on goal inside the penalty area which Szczęsny done well to hold. Both keepers have done well in the game tonight.

47th min: YELLOW CARD FOR PORTO. Otavio picks up the first yellow card in the game.

HALF TIME: The first half has ended in Turin as the Portuguese side have a 1-0 lead in the game and are 3-1 ahead on aggregate. The Porto midfielder Oliveira scored the penalty which meant Porto got a huge away goal in the tie. Juventus has a lot of work to do as they need to score two goals to get the game into extra time. If Porto score again Juventus will need to score four goals in the half.

In the other game in the Champion League tonight Dortmund are winning 1-0 thanks to a goal from Erling Haaland.

Both teams are coming out for the second half.

Second half has started. Porto has kicked off the second half.

49th min: GOAL FOR JUVENTUS! Huge goal for Juventus as they are now back in the tie. Chiesa gets the goal after an assist from Ronaldo. A long ball into the box went to Ronaldo who was able to play a brilliant one touch pass the Chiesa who placed the ball in the top right corner. Huge goal in the tie as Juventus are one goal away from leveling the score on aggregate.

52nd min: YELLOW CARD FOR PORTO. Taremi gets the first yellow card of the half.

54th min: RED CARD FOR PORTO. Ridiculous from Taremi booting the ball away and getting his second yellow card in the matter of minutes. Terrible from the Porto striker getting a second yellow card for the dumbest thing. Porto now have a lot of work to do if they are going to progress now in this tie.

57th min: HOW HAS HE MISSED THAT! Huge chance for the Juventus goal scorer Chiesa level the score on aggregate. The winger did well to get round the goalkeeper but Pepe put a late challenge on the Juventus player which meant he hit the post when there was an empty net. Chisea kicks the post in frustration as he can’t believe he hasn’t scored again.

61st min: SUBSTIUTION FOR PORTO. Otávio off for Malang Sarr.

62nd min: Chance for Ronaldo from a corner who was able to get a header towards the Porto goal but went straight to the Porto goal.

63rd min: GOAL FOR JUVENTUS! Chiesa has done it again. Scores are level on aggregate as Chiesa has scored all three goal for Juventus in this tie. Brilliant cross in out wide from Cuadrado who found Chiesa who headed his side level on aggregate. Marchesín was able to get a hand on the ball but couldn’t keep it out.

65th min: Juventus smell blood as Bonucci is going forward to open play trying to get a goal from his side. The Juventus centre back was able to get win his side a corner.

69th min: Shot from distance from Aaron Ramsey which he was able to get on target but Marchesín did well to save the shot. Porto need to regroup after going a man down.

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Chiesa’s header when lead to his side going 2-1 up on the night.

71st min: Substitution for Porto. Zaidu Sanusi is off for Luis Díaz.

75th min: Substitutions for Juventus. Bonucci and Ramsey off for Matthijs de Ligt and Weston McKennie.

77th min Chance for the Juventus substitute McKennie but he couldn’t head the ball cleanly and it was an easy save for Marchesín in the Porto goal.

78th min: Huge chance for Ronaldo as Cuadrado delivered another brilliant cross from the right wing to Ronaldo. The Portuguese striker normally buries these types of chance but he seemed in two minds whether to go for goal or play a pass to his partner Morata.

82nd min: Cheisa almost got his hat-trick as he got through on goal but Marchesín did well to save the shot. Morata had a chance to volley in the rebound but his messed the ball completely.

83rd min: Good shot from the Porto substitute Sarr as he hit a very powerful shot that tested the Juventus goalkeeper Szczęsny who had to punch the ball away.

85th min: Marega almost scored for Porto as he got the ball in the Juventus box and took a shot which just went wide of the goal. Szczęsny thought he was beaten at his near post but the ball hit the side netting.

86th min: Brilliant defending from Mbemba flicking the ball out for a corner, stopping Ronaldo from getting a guaranteed goal. It’s been a very entertaining game tonight in Turin so far.

90th min: Substitution for Porto. Uribe off for Marko Grujić.


91st min: Morata had the ball in the net but he was in a offside position as it was played to him and the goal doesn’t count.

93rd min: Cuadrado hits the crossbar! Brilliant play from Cuadrado who has been fantastic today. The Colombian cut inside and fired towards goal but the ball crashed onto the bar. Cuadrado almost got his side into the Champions League quarter final.

93rd min: Yellow card for Juventus. Cheisa gets a yellow card trying to win the ball in the Porto penalty area.

FULL TIME. Extra time is needed as the score is level on aggregate as Juventus lead 2-1 on the night. Two goals from Chiesa got his side back into this tie.


92nd min: Yellow card for Juventus. Cuadrado picks up a yellow card which means he misses the first leg of the quarter final if Juventus make it through this game.

95th min: Due to Taremi getting sent off Porto will have to play for over an hour in this game with ten men as this game has gone to extra time..

97th min: YELLOW CARD FOR PORTO. Oliveira the goalscorer has picked up a yellow card which means he will miss the next game if his side progresses.

98th min: Chance for Marega! The Porto striker has a chance thanks to a good cross from Corona who found Marega but couldn’t get enough power on the header as Szczęsny held the shot.

102nd min: Substitutions for Juventus. Chiesa and Arthur are off for Dejan Kulusevski and Federico Bernardeschi.

103rd min: YELLOW CARD FOR JUVENTUS. Bernardeschi picks up a yellow card straight after coming on the pitch for a late challenge on Grujić.


No clear cut chances in the first half at extra time. 15 minutes left in the game and potentially penalties await if no side can score.


108th min: The game as slowed quite a lot during extra time as both teams are trying to break the other one down.

109th min: Chance for Ronaldo as he was able to cut inside and get a shot off but the Porto defence did well to get a shot off.

110th min: Chance for Kulusevski has he was able to get through on goal but Mbemba did well to get a shot off.

111th min: Chance for Porto has they broke away with a counter attack with Luis Díaz cutting inside but couldn’t get a clean shot off on goal.

113th min: Ball fell to Morata outside the penalty area which he had a chance on goal but hit the ball straight to Marchesín in the Porto goal. He hasn’t had a lot of luck on goal.

115th min: GOAL FOR PORTO! Huge goal for Porto as Oliveira scores a free kick from long distance. Oliveira drove the ball under the wall and beat Szczęsny in the Juventus goal.

117th min: GOAL FOR JUVENTUS! Rabiot gets his side back into the game with brilliant header from a corner. Juventus needs another goal due to the away goal rule.

118th min: Substitution for Porto. Corona and Oliveira off for Mamadou Loum and Diogo Leite.


FULL TIME IN TURIN! PORTO HAS DONE IT. The Portuguese side has knocked out Juventus and Ronaldo. Brilliant performance from Porto in both legs as they go through on away goals.

Oliveira’s free kick is the difference between the two sides as Porto have progressed into the quarter final of the Champions League. Juventus will be ruing their first leg performance now as they are now potentially going to go trophy-less this season. Chiesa did well getting his side getting back into the tie, scoring two goals, but didn’t do enough for his team. Oliveira was the player that stood out in both the games which involved two goals in the second leg. Now Porto will be awaiting to see who they draw for the quarter finals.

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