Porto are yet conquered
Porto – Until the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season, no team that can beat FC Porto. Finally, the team made the Julen Lopetegui subjecting one of the favorites to win, Bayern Munich, with a score of 3-1.
In a match that took place at the Estadio do Dragao, Thursday (16/4) pm dawn, Porto had a 2-0 lead over Bayern when the game has been running 10 minutes. Both the first goal scored by Ricardo Quaresma Porto.
In Opta note, this is not the first time Bayern conceded two goals in the first 10 minutes in the Champions League. In 2010, their goal was also burglarized twice Manchester United in the first 10 minutes.
Thiago Alcantara could narrow the score to 2-1 over the tally in the 28th minute. However, records show that Bayern never win away in the Champions League when the fall phase lag during halftime. Bayern are already 13 times in that position and none of them Die Roten win.
Note that became a reality when Jackson Martinez scored the third goal at Porto in the 65th minute. 3-1 score lasted until the long whistle sounded. Bayern must win a minimum of two goals without reply in the second leg will be held in Munich next week.
After the defeat, the legend lives on Bayern and Germany, Franz Beckenbauer, blame the back which performed poorly. Beckenbauer even mention one of Bayern defender, Dante, like playing with ski boots.
However, in spite of the bad Bayern, Porto did have a good record in the Champions League this season. Since the group stage, they are unbeaten.
After four wins and two draws in the group phase, Porto drew 1-1 and 4-0 when they meet FC Basel in the Champions League knock-out phase. When the draw quarterfinals bring them together with Bayern, Porto did not flinch.
Ex Porto players who are also representatives of the club at the time of the draw quarterfinals, Fernando Gomes, from the beginning was optimistic Porto can beat Bayern.
“The match will be tough, but we believe we can get a good result,” Gomes said at the time.
Create Porto, their performance this season is a progress. Last season, they performed poorly, causing coach Paulo Fonseca fired before last season.
Lopetegui the arrival earlier this season to provide fresh air to Porto. In contrast to Fonseca who choose to play with a 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3 Lopetegui choose to play with. The formation restore ofensivitas Porto like when it was handled by Andre Villas-Boas.
Evidently, Lopetegui quite successful so far. Besides unbeaten in the Champions League, Porto also still berpeluan become champions in the league. Currently, they are in second place with three points from the top standings, Benfica.
As ever, this season Porto also remove some star players with high prices, including Eliaquim Mangala who move to Manchester City. However, like when abandoned by the Hulk, James Rodriguez, and Falcao, Porto always able to find an equivalent replacement.
With the success of this morning beat Bayern, Porto is now confident-pedenya.
“Playing against Bayern is always difficult, but we did a good start against one of the best teams in the world in terms of possession. We should be able to retain the ball better in the first half, but we fix it in the second half,” said Lopetegui on the official site UEFA.