Oliviera scores twice as Porto lose 3-2 to Juventus; win on away goals with aggregate 4-4, qualify for quarter finals

It was a memorable night for the Dragons as Porto qualified for the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League on away goals with the aggregate being 4-4 after losing 3-2 on the night.
Juventus scored via a brace from Chiesa and a goal from Rabiot late in the piece while the Dragons had Oliviera score a brace to help his side qualify on away goals.
It was a pretty open game from the start with both sides having their chances. Morata has two gilt edged chances to score but Marchesin denied him. Porto also had their chance when Tarimi struck the bar.
But it was on the 19th minute when Oliviera dispatched a penalty after a foul on Taremi by Demiral to give the away side a 1-0 lead.
ImageThe Old Lady equalized within 4 minutes of the second half as Ronaldo cushioned touch teed up Chiesa, who curled his effort into the back of the net.
It was in the 54th minute when a moment of madness from Tarimi got him sent off for a second yellow card after he kicked the ball in anger post the referee blowing his whistle, reducing his team to 10 men. An absolute schoolboy error to say the least.

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Chiesa had another chance to give the hosts the lead but his shot cannoned off the post as he tried to go round the keeper.
ImageJuventus kept pressing in the second half after a poor show in the first half and they were rewarded when Chiesa got onto Cuadrado’s inviting cross and powered home a header to make it 2-1 in the 63rd minute.
There were chances for Ronaldo and Chiesa as Juventus went on the run with them having the numerical advantage but that did not pay off.
Cuadrado almost won the game for the hosts in extra time as his curling effort cannoned off the bar right after he cut inside from the right.
The game needed extra time to determine the winner as pressure mounted on both sides to find a winner.
Porto were resilient in their defense with a man of the match display from Pepe showing collective responsibility and experience of doing well in crunch games and also his side kept Ronaldo very quiet throughout proceedings.
Porto’s resilience paid off as they struck in the 115th minute via a low freekick from Oliviera, whose shot could not be kept out by Szczesny to make it 2-2. This was the tie clinching goal.
Rabiot scored a header in the 117th minute off a corner kick from Bernardeschi to make it 3-2 on the night but it was too late for Pirlo’s men.
ImageThe Dragons held on to seal a famous win in the tie as they qualified for the quarter finals of the Champions League.


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