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4′ GOAL Porto 1-0 Atletico Pepe plays a great ball through to Evanilson, he plays a simple pass to Taremi giving him a simple tap in.

10′ Pepe is down after a coming together. Play is stopped so the brazilian can recieve treatment.

12′ Play resumes and Pepe comes back on.

18′ After a quiet start to the game for the Spanish side, Atletico Madrid will fail to qualify for the europa league playoffs as it stands, with Leverkusen currently drawing 0-0 with Club Brugge.

23′ GOAL’ Porto 2-0. Big Error from Savic who is caught ball watching and fails to intercept a ball played across the line to Galeno. The Brazilian then puts the ball across the box meeting Eustaquio’s run, who rifles the ball into the bottom corner.

27′ Atletico’s backline are caught out again, but a last gasp challenge on Taremi saves the visitors from conceding a third time

32′ Gimenez shoots from deep but hits the ball way over the bar.

38′ Grujic is booked for an elbow on Correa

41′ Reinildo is booked for a studs first challenge on Otavio

43′ Corner for FC Porto, but it fails to find a Blue and White shirt.

45′ The fourth official indicates 2 minutes of added time.

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Half-Time FC Porto 2-0 Atletico Madrid. It was a truly impressive half from the hosts, who were applauded off. As it stands Porto sit top of the group with Atletico bottom, as Leverkusen and Club brugge are currently drawing 0-0. Los Rojiblancos need to be far more creative in the second half if they are to save their European campaign.

First half xg FC Porto 1.7-0.16 Atletico Madrid

45′ The second half kicks off.

48′ Savic is booked for tripping Zaidu.

50′ Taremi is played in behind, he chooses not to play it across the face of the box, and rolls the balls straight to Oblak.

53′ Zaidu comes off after Savic’s foul, he is replaced by wendell.

57′ Atletico Madrid have NEVER finished 4th in the Champions League group stage, but the Spanish side need to improve quickly to avoid that changing tonight.

59′ Joao Felix cuts inside from the left and hits an ambitious shot, but Costa collects the ball comfortably.

61′ Another missed chance for Porto. Evanilson has his head in his hands after being played in behind by Terami, but rifling the ball over the bar. On another night Porto could have been punished for wasting this many chances.

65′ Chance for Porto as Cardoso meets a corner, but can only put the ball in the side netting.

67′ The referee is in danger of losing control of the game here. A superb finish from Griezmann is disallowed due to the referee having already blown for a foul that saw Rodrigo de Paul booked. Suprisingly noone is booked due to the quarrel after this decision. Var rules in favour of the referees decision.

74′ Another impressive save by Oblak. Evanilson is played through, hits the ball low and hard toward the near post, but Oblak does well to get down and parry the ball wide.

75′ Yannick Carrasco has a chance but Costa denies him with yet another impressive save. This has been a night of great goalkeeping from both sides. The goal wouldn’t have counted anyway as Carrasco is ruled to be offside.

81′ Porto Substitution Toni Martinez Comes on for Evanilson.

82′ Porto are denied a third goal yet again. Oblak makes a double save to deny Teremi and Wendell.

85′ Pablo Barrios replaces Angel Correa to make his Champions league debut. Is this a sign Diego Simeone has given up on this game?

87′ Possibly the best chance for Atletico tonight, Griezmann is left unmarked but rolls the ball wide with his week foot.

88′ Rodrigo Conceicao, Bernardo Folha, and Goncalo Borges come on to replace Otavio, Galeno, and Pepe Aquino.

90′ The fourth official indicates Atletico have 5 minutes to save their European campaign.

90+1′ Atletico are still fighting, with Carrasco denied by Costa.

90+2 Full time in Germany, Bayer Leverkusen Club brugge ends 0-0, meaning unless theres any late drama, Porto will win the group anbd Atletico will finish bottom.

90+4 GOAL Porto 2-1 Atletico. Fabio Cardoso puts the ball into his own net, can Atletico pull of the seemingly impossible?

Full-Time Porto 2-1 Atletico. A truly dominating performance from Porto sees the Portuguese side enter the Champions League round of 16 as group winners for the first time in four years. Atletico Madrid’s European effort comes to an end this season, after yet another disappointing performance. This result, combined with Atletico sitting 9 points behind La Liga leaders and local rivals Real Madrid, could see an end to Diego Simeones 11 year reign at the club.

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May 2024