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FC Porto 0-0 A Madrid (agg 2-2)

Sergio Aguero tussles with Porto's Bruno Alves
Porto kept Atletico striker Sergio Aguero well shackled

Porto comfortably kept Atletico Madrid at bay to reach the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals.

Having conceded twice at home, the pressure was on Atletico to score and they could find no way past a solid Porto backline.

Porto had the best chance of the first half but Leo Franco saved sharply from Fernando's low strike.

And the Atletico keeper made a string of superb saves in the second half as Porto deservedly went through.

Franco tipped over a Raul Meireles cross-shot and from the resulting corner, pushed Cristian Rodriguez's bullet header over the bar.

Only a few minutes later, he kept out a swerving volley by Lucho.

Lisandro Lopez, who scored both Porto's goals in the first leg, also struck the post from an acute angle 10 minutes from time.


FC Porto: Helton, Sapunaru (Costa 83), Rolando, Bruno Alves, Cissokho, Lucho Gonzalez, Fernando, Raul Meireles, Lopez (Farias 90), Hulk (Mariano Gonzalez 89), Rodriguez.
Subs Not Used: Nuno, Stepanov, Madrid, Sektioui.

Booked: Rodriguez, Hulk.

Atletico Madrid: Franco, Perea, Pablo, Ujfalusi, Antonio Lopez, Maxi (Forlan 54), Paulo Assuncao, Raul Garcia (Maniche 73), Simao, Sinama Pongolle (Miguel 79), Aguero.
Subs Not Used: Coupet, Pernia, Heitinga, Camacho.

Booked: Perea, Ujfalusi.

Att: 49,500

Ref: Pieter Vink (Holland).



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Atletico Madrid 2-2 FC Porto
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