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The ball is sent over by Kirill Nababkin.
Centre by Silvestre Varela, clearance by Vasili Berezutsky.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Sapunaru by Tomas Necid. Da Silva Helton takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Silvestre Varela, Effort on goal by Cristian Sapunaru from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Felipe Joao Moutinho decides to take the corner short.
Silvestre Varela challenges Alan Dzagoev unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Dzagoev takes the direct free kick.
Silvestre Varela produces a cross.
Fredy Guarin goes off and Josef Souza comes on.
Cristian Sapunaru crosses the ball.
Tomas Necid on for Seydou Doumbia.
Seydou Doumbia takes a shot. Da Silva Helton makes a save.
Zoran Tosic replaces Keisuke Honda.
Silva Vagner Love has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Cristian Rodriguez is brought on as a substitute for Givaldinho Hulk.
Effort from outside the area by Pavel Mamaev goes wide right of the goal.
Fredy Guarin scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. CSKA Moscow 0-1 FC Porto.
Shot from outside the area by Givaldinho Hulk misses to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Givaldinho Hulk by Pavel Mamaev results in a free kick. Felipe Joao Moutinho takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Silva Vagner Love on Givaldinho Hulk, free kick awarded. Silva Vagner Love receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Givaldinho Hulk delivers the ball, Close range header by Cristian Sapunaru goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Givaldinho Hulk, Vasili Berezutsky makes a clearance.
Seydou Doumbia fouled by Nicolas Otamendi, the ref awards a free kick. Nicolas Otamendi goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Alan Dzagoev crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Cristian Sapunaru.
Silvestre Varela fouled by Pavel Mamaev, the ref awards a free kick. Felipe Joao Moutinho restarts play with the free kick.
Radamel Falcao is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Igor Akinfeev restarts play with the free kick.
Silvestre Varela delivers the ball.
(FC Porto) makes a substitution, with Silvestre Varela coming on for James Rodriguez.
Foul by Jorge Rolando on Georgi Shchennikov, free kick awarded. Silva Vagner Love takes the free kick.
Sergei Ignashevich challenges Radamel Falcao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Radamel Falcao restarts play with the free kick.
Silva Vagner Love takes a shot. Jorge Rolando gets a block in.
Givaldinho Hulk takes a shot. Save by Igor Akinfeev.
Jorge Fucile has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
Fredy Guarin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Igor Akinfeev takes the free kick.
Felipe Joao Moutinho takes a shot. Igor Akinfeev makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Givaldinho Hulk from the left by-line.
The ball is sent over by Givaldinho Hulk, Kirill Nababkin manages to make a clearance.
Givaldinho Hulk takes a short corner.
Fredy Guarin takes a shot. Save by Igor Akinfeev.
James Rodriguez takes a outswinging corner.
Silva Vagner Love fouled by Nicolas Otamendi, the ref awards a free kick. Keisuke Honda fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Da Silva Helton.
Cristian Sapunaru produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
The offside flag is raised against Seydou Doumbia. Da Silva Helton takes the free kick.
Centre by Givaldinho Hulk, save by Igor Akinfeev.
Keisuke Honda challenges Jorge Rolando unfairly and gives away a free kick. Da Silva Helton takes the free kick.
Francisco Fernando gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Georgi Shchennikov. Igor Akinfeev restarts play with the free kick.
Deividas Semberas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radamel Falcao. Felipe Joao Moutinho takes the direct free kick.
Givaldinho Hulk fouled by Sergei Ignashevich, the ref awards a free kick. Radamel Falcao has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Igor Akinfeev.
The ball is delivered by Keisuke Honda, Kirill Nababkin produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Silva Vagner Love takes a shot. Save made by Da Silva Helton.
Foul by Francisco Fernando on Silva Vagner Love, free kick awarded. Sergei Ignashevich takes the direct free kick.
Georgi Shchennikov takes a shot. Jorge Rolando manages to make a clearance.
Pavel Mamaev crosses the ball.
Unfair challenge on James Rodriguez by Deividas Semberas results in a free kick. Deividas Semberas is cautioned. Fredy Guarin takes the direct free kick.
Short corner worked by Alan Dzagoev.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Radamel Falcao. Igor Akinfeev takes the free kick.
James Rodriguez delivers the ball.
The official flags Seydou Doumbia offside. Da Silva Helton takes the indirect free kick.
Silva Vagner Love takes a shot. Da Silva Helton makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kirill Nababkin on Jorge Fucile. Jorge Fucile takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fredy Guarin on Keisuke Honda. Kirill Nababkin takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Givaldinho Hulk, clearance by Vasili Berezutsky.
James Rodriguez takes a shot. Blocked by Vasili Berezutsky.
The ball is sent over by Alan Dzagoev, save made by Da Silva Helton.
Effort from outside the box by Felipe Joao Moutinho goes wide right of the target.
Radamel Falcao takes a shot. Save by Igor Akinfeev.
Deividas Semberas delivers the ball.
Seydou Doumbia takes a shot. Save by Da Silva Helton.
League remains main focus - Falcao
Porto striker Falcao says his side's main focus remains on recapturing the Liga title - despite reaching the last-16 of the Europa League.
Andre Villas-Boas' side are currently 11 points clear of bitter rivals and defending champions Benfica, but their attentions turn to European matters as they travel to Russia to face CSKA Moscow in this last-16 first leg tie.
The Colombia international has already helped himself to seven goals in European competition so far this term and Porto's hopes of reaching the last eight appear to be high as CSKA have yet to win against the Portuguese side - and have also yet to score a goal against them.
But Falcao is desperate to again experience the feeling of being a league champion. He won the Argentinian Clausura during his time with River Plate but has yet to repeat the feat in Portugal.
"I want to make history with Porto, to win the league as I did with River Plate in Argentina," said the 25-year-old. "Nothing can top that."
While his focus may be on domestic matters, the forward expects a tough test at the Luzhniki Stadium and knows they need a repeat of their efforts against Sevilla in the previous round if Porto are to progress.
"It was a difficult tie against Sevilla and we were relieved to advance but now we'll have to be at our best once again if we are to get past CSKA," he continued.
CSKA's hopes of improving on their dismal record against Porto have not been helped by a series of injury concerns for coach Leonid Slutsky.
Former Manchester United winger Zoran Tosic will definitely miss the opening leg after suffering ankle ligament damage in the Russian Cup win over Shinnik Yaroslavl, while Aleksandrs Cauna and Mark Gonzalez are also struggling in the wake of Monday's Russian Super Cup loss to Zenit St Petersburg.
"This is a real catastrophe," said Slutsky. "Add to this the fact that Mark Gonzalez still hasn't been given a precise diagnosis, and you begin to believe in mysticism.
"We need to not only alter our tactics, but to do it in the course of the most important of games."
Guarin strike enough for Porto
Fredy Guarin's strike 20 minutes from time was enough to give Porto a narrow 1-0 Europa League advantage against CSKA Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium.
The Colombia midfielder beat Igor Akinfeev from the edge of the box to give the Portuguese Liga leaders the advantage heading into the last-16 second leg.
It was a fair enough result after Porto shaded the best of what chances there were, though both sides were in the main reduced to shooting from distance.
Falcao tested Akinfeev after five minutes, the CSKA goalkeeper punching clear his shot from 18 yards.
Guarin was next to try his luck moments later but his strike from distance was held by Akinfeev.
Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez also sent in shots from outside the box before 10 minutes were up, but neither could test Akinfeev.
After that the balance shifted with play moving largely down the other end.
Helton held onto Vagner Love's shot from 12 yards in the 13th minute, then fisted away an 18-yard strike from the Brazilian.
Their personal battle resumed in the 23rd minute with the goalkeeper punching clear another effort, before Kirill Nababkin fired Keisuke Honda's cross over the bar, but it was Porto who finished the half stronger.
Akinfeev caught Falcao's free-kick and beat away Guarin's long-range effort, while Cristian Sapunaru's shot was wayward.
It was more of the same after the break with plenty of shots raining in, but few from really dangerous areas.
Joao Moutinho and Hulk both tried their luck but failed really to stretch Akinfeev.
As Porto pressed the chances started to get better and Sapunaru headed Hulk's free-kick over the bar from 12 yards after 66 minutes.
If either side was going to score, Porto seemed the more likely and so it proved as Guarin beat Akinfeev with a low strike from the edge of the box.
That spurred CSKA into life, with Pavel Mamaev and Vagner Love both firing wide.
Helton was called into action from Seydou Doumbia's shot, but he held on - and so did Porto.
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