UEFA Champions League Report, Porto v Roma, 6 March 2019

UEFA Champions League Report, Porto v Roma, 6 March 2019

Porto progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after Alex Telles' penalty secured a 3-1 victory over Roma three minutes from the end of extra-time.

Roma took a 2-1 lead into the second leg after an uninspiring victory at Stadio Olimpico but Porto levelled the tie when Tiquinho Soares scored from close range to put the host ahead on the night.

The Serie A outfit came into the encounter leading 2-1 and they almost fell behind inside the opening five minutes when Alex Telles volleyed over the crossbar, before the Porto attacker hit the side-netting 10 minutes later.

After going a goal behind Roma seemed to wake and started playing some nice football which resulted in a penalty for the Italian side when Eder Militao committed a foul inside the box.

The half ended all-square.

Seven minutes into the second half, Porto regained the lead on the night when Marega fired past Robin Olsen after being picked out by Jesus Corona.

Telles took advantage to beat Olsen by firing into the bottom left corner, deepening Roma's misery and sending Porto through.

Marega, back in the side after missing the first leg with a thigh injury, pinched the ball from Kostas Manolas and was then picked out by Corona on the overlap to square for Soares to slot home.

The best chance of extra time fell to Edin Dzeko in the 111th minute when he broke through on goal and chipped the onrushing Porto keeper, but his effort was cleared off the goal-line by a defender.

During the match in Porto, two Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decisions went against the Serie A side in the final minutes.

Roma is taking a "What have you done for me lately?" approach to its managerial position after losing to Porto in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.

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