LNTUP

Porto float as Leipzig slip

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In a crunch match between Group G members FC Porto and RB Leipzig, Porto came out on top, beating the German outfit 3-1 at home to secure three crucial group stage points. Leipzig now slipped to the third spot in the table with just 4 points out of 4 matches, behind leaders Besiktas and in form Porto who have 10 points and 6 respectively. Leipzig are in a real contention for the Europa cup now as their next ties against Besiktas and Monaco don’t look easy at all. Porto have been in a sublime form in the Portuguese Premeira Liga, winning 9 out of the 10 matches played and drawing the remaining one and are one of the dark horses to keep a track on this season.

FC PORTO STARTING XI: – Sa, Pereira, Felipe, Marcano, Telles, Corona, Herrera, Danilo Pereira, Brahimi, Aboubakar, Marega

RB LEIPZIG STARTING XI: – Gulacsi, Bernardo, Orban, Upamecano, Halstenberg, Kampl, Keita, Forsberg, Sabitzer, Bruma, JK Augusin

Porto midfielder Hector Herrera opened the score sheet for the home side after just 13 minutes on the clock after a brilliant pass from Danilo Pereira found the Mexican playmaker who fired it low into the right corner of the net. Substituted in half time, Timo Werner made his mark on the game quickly in the 48th minute to level the score line 1-1. The 21 year old German international collected a beautiful through ball from Sabitzer and made no mistake in lobbing the ball over Sa’s head.

The hosts took the lead in the 61st minute when Danilo Pereira nicely maneuvered a Telles free kick inside the box. Porto eventually ent on to seal the game in the stoppage time period as substitute Maxi Pereira netted his first Champions League goal via a Aboubakar through ball.
Leipzig next face Hannover 96 for their Bundesliga clash while Porto welcome Belenenses for game week 11 action.