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Hello I’m Jake Nurse and today i’ll be covering the Porto v Atletico Madrid’s Champions league game

Atletico Madrid will finish in this group’s Europa League place unless Bayern Leverkusen better their result. If Atletico draw against Porto, Bayer Leverkusen will need to win against Bruges to make it into third. But, if Atletico lose, a draw will be enough to see Leverkusen playing at the European level next year. Club Brugge will top Group B if they match or better Porto’s result otherwise Porto finish top. Both have already qualified

1′ Kick off, we are underway

3′ Taremi lashes at a shot which goes wide of the goal, he had time to have a more composed shot.

5′ Goalllllllllll! Taremi scores the tap in to make it 1-0 to Porto!

8′ Llorente concedes a free kick on the half-way line. Atletico just need to settle here

13′ Big chance! Porto are walking through the Atleti defence and Otavio has a clear shot on goal however Oblak saves!

15′ Atleti are misplacing passes every passage of play, they cannot get a rhythm going.

17′ better from Atleti are Correa tries to play a disguised pass to griezmann however it is a bit heavy and goes out for a goalkick.

22′ Galeno concedes the corner from a heavy first touch.

24′ GOALLLL! Estaqulo scores as he runs onto the pass from Gaelno, great finish

30′ Attempt missed. José Giménez (Atletico Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Axel Witsel.

35′ Offside, Atletico Madrid. João Félix tries a through ball, but Antoine Griezmann is caught offside.

40′ blocked. Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nahuel Molina with a cross

45′ Second half is underway!

50′ Porto have started the half strong and have picked up where they left. a strong first 50 mins and the look like they aren’t slowing down anytime soon

55′ Substitutions- Saul Niguez is off for Carrasco and Joao felix is off for Mathias Cunha

62′ Evanilson lashes a right footed shot over the bar from a pass by Tameni, the brazillian should of converted inside the box.

68′ Disallowed goal! Griezmann smashes the ball into the roof of the net however there was a foul by Witsel on Grujic in the buildup – De paul is now furious at the porto players as him and Galeno are showed yellows

72′ Evanilson is tackled in the box just as he is about to have a shot, he is getting in all the right areas however the Atleti defence is getting back into shape well to block the venomous strikes

75′ Galeno is played through by Taremi however his initial touch is taken too far around the keeper and his shot hits the side netting

80′ Substitution – Evanilson is replaced by Toni Martinez.

86′ Griezmann shot is saved by Diogo Costa

90′ Cheers from the crowd as Bayern Leverkusen have down with club Brugge meaning that porto finish top of their group and Atletico will have no european football

95′ GOAL! Savic scores from a great delivery from Griezmann

95′ The referee blows his whistle! Porto have won 2-1 in which was a great home performance

Thank you for joining us, Atletico are out of Europe and Porto have finished top of the table. Both teams had many chances and the game opened up in the second half however a great first half performance from Porto was important to shape the outcome of the match at the final whistle

Player Ratings – Porto

Diogo Costa Goalkeeper – 7

Ivan Marcano Defender – 8

Fabio Cardoso Defender – 8

Pepe Defender – 7

Zaidu Sanusi Defender – 8

Otavio Midfielder – 7

Stephen Eustaquio Midfielder – 7

Marko Grujic Midfielder – 7

Galeno Striker – 8

Evanilson Striker – 6

Taremi Striker – 8

Atletico Madrid

Jan Oblak Goalkeeper – 5

Stefan Savic Defender – 6

Reinildo Defender -5

Jose Gimenez Defender -5

Nahuel Molina Midfielder – 5

Axel Witsel Midfielder – 4

Saul Niguez Midfielder – 4

Rodrigo de Paul Midfielder – 5

Joao Felix Striker – 3

Antoine Griezmann Striker – 6

Angel Correa Striker – 5

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March 2024