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  • Date:15 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:Estadio do Dragao
  • Otamendi (22) Ruben Micael (54) Rodriguez (90)
  • Delev (47)
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95mins

Felipe Joao Moutinho has an effort at goal.

94mins

Short corner taken by da Silva Walter from the right by-line.

93mins

James Rodriguez finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. FC Porto 3-1 CSKA Sofia.Felipe Joao Moutinho provided the assist for the goal.

91mins

Effort on goal by Fredy Guarin from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

90mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Spas Delev, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Marcos Marquinhos goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

87mins

Boris Galchev comes on in place of Todor Yanchev.

82mins

Shot from just outside the box by Felipe Joao Moutinho goes over the bar.

79mins

Inswinging corner taken by Spas Delev from the left by-line, Fredy Guarin replaces Josef Souza. Clearance made by Roque Maicon. Unfair challenge on James Rodriguez by Cillian Sheridan results in a free kick. The referee shows Cillian Sheridan a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Alvaro Pereira.

77mins

Cillian Sheridan comes on in place of Aleksandar Tonev.

75mins

Felipe Joao Moutinho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcos Marquinhos. Marcos Marquinhos takes the free kick.

71mins

Kostadin Stoyanov takes a shot. Felipe Joao Moutinho on for Ressureicao Ruben Micael.

70mins

Todor Yanchev sends in a cross, save by Da Silva Helton.

68mins

Unfair challenge on Martin Dechev by Jorge Fucile results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Spas Delev, Da Silva Helton makes a save.

67mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Fernando Belluschi from the left by-line.

67mins

Givaldinho Hulk sends in a cross, Todor Yanchev makes a clearance.

67mins

A cross is delivered by Fernando Belluschi, Mesquita Michel Platini gets a block in.

66mins

Foul by Todor Yanchev on James Rodriguez, free kick awarded. Givaldinho Hulk restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

Martin Dechev on for Fabrizio Grillo.

62mins

Ressureicao Ruben Micael takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

60mins

Radamel Falcao leaves the field to be replaced by Givaldinho Hulk.

56mins

Radamel Falcao fouled by Todor Yanchev, the ref awards a Penalty. A save by Rais M'Bohli from penalty by Radamel Falcao. FC Porto 2-1 CSKA Sofia.

53mins

Todor Yanchev gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radamel Falcao. James Rodriguez sends in a cross, Ressureicao Ruben Micael scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. FC Porto 2-1 CSKA Sofia.Assist by James Rodriguez.

52mins

Mesquita Michel Platini has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

51mins

Ressureicao Ruben Micael takes a shot. Save by Rais M'Bohli.

50mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alvaro Pereira by Pavel Vidanov. Free kick taken by James Rodriguez. Shot from inside the area by Radamel Falcao clears the bar.

48mins

Spas Delev scores a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. FC Porto 1-1 CSKA Sofia.Rais M'Bohli provided the assist for the goal.

47mins

Giuseppe Aquaro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radamel Falcao. Radamel Falcao produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Rais M'Bohli.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicolas Otamendi on Kostadin Stoyanov. Marcos Marquinhos takes the free kick.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken by Spas Delev from the left by-line.

43mins

Foul by Pavel Vidanov on James Rodriguez, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Fernando Belluschi.

43mins

Pavel Vidanov concedes a free kick for a foul on James Rodriguez. Strike comes in from Fernando Belluschi from the free kick, save by Rais M'Bohli. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Fernando Belluschi from the left by-line, save by Rais M'Bohli. Josef Souza takes a shot. Rais M'Bohli makes a save.

42mins

Short corner taken by Fernando Belluschi from the right by-line.

39mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Fernando Belluschi, save by Rais M'Bohli.

38mins

The ball is swung over by Jorge Fucile, Giuseppe Aquaro makes a clearance.

36mins

Josef Souza concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Tonev. Marcos Marquinhos takes the free kick.

35mins

Handball by da Silva Walter. Free kick taken by Todor Yanchev.

32mins

Fernando Belluschi sends in a cross, clearance made by Pavel Vidanov.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Fernando Belluschi.

30mins

Da Silva Walter takes a shot.

29mins

James Rodriguez concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Marquinhos. Todor Yanchev takes the free kick.

28mins

Radamel Falcao takes a shot. Save by Rais M'Bohli.

27mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Fernando Belluschi.

22mins

Corner taken by Fernando Belluschi, Josef Souza takes a shot. Giuseppe Aquaro gets a block in. Nicolas Otamendi grabs a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. FC Porto 1-0 CSKA Sofia.

22mins

James Rodriguez takes a shot. Blocked by Pavel Vidanov.

21mins

Fernando Belluschi takes a shot. Rais M'Bohli makes a save.

20mins

Todor Yanchev challenges Ressureicao Ruben Micael unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ressureicao Ruben Micael.

19mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Spas Delev from the right by-line, clearance made by Jorge Fucile.

18mins

A cross is delivered by Mesquita Michel Platini, clearance made by Roque Maicon.

14mins

Da Silva Walter takes a shot. Rais M'Bohli makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Fernando Belluschi from the left by-line, clearance made by Kostadin Stoyanov.

13mins

Header from deep inside the penalty area by da Silva Walter goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

12mins

James Rodriguez takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

10mins

Shot from just outside the box by Radamel Falcao goes over the target.

9mins

Radamel Falcao fouled by Fabrizio Grillo, the ref awards a free kick. Fernando Belluschi restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Mesquita Michel Platini concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicolas Otamendi. Free kick taken by Da Silva Helton.

6mins

Josef Souza challenges Kosta Yanev unfairly and gives away a free kick. Giuseppe Aquaro takes the direct free kick.

5mins

The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Tonev.

1mins

Giuseppe Aquaro fouled by Jorge Fucile, the ref awards a free kick. Fabrizio Grillo restarts play with the free kick.

The game kicks-off.

The match has reached half-time.

The second half kicks off.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Villas-Boas wants to end on high Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas wants the Portuguese side to finish their successful Europa League group campaign on a winning note. Porto are already guaranteed top spot in Group L ahead of the clash with Bulgarians CSKA Sofia, who cannot qualify for the knockout stages. Villas-Boas has made three changes to his squad, with Jorge Fucile and Souza returning while young goalkeeper Tiago Maia is also included. Pawel Kieszek, Cristian Sapunaru and Emidio Rafael are the trio left out. "We will continue to manage the squad," said Villas-Boas. "We have a competitive squad and they all have their chance. Our goal is to win, despite the fact we have already qualified." Porto's main man in the Europa League has been striker Falcao, whose seven goals in the group stage have put him top of the scoring charts. The Colombian scored the only goal when the teams met in Bulgaria earlier this season, a defeat that helped to seal CSKA's fate. In charge of the visitors for the third European game will be Milen Radukanov, who was made caretaker boss following the departure of Macedonian Gjorgi Jovanovski in October. The 37-year-old former CSKA defender is the club's eighth coach this year. Villas-Boas, meanwhile, repeated his criticism of the rule that sees teams eliminated from the Champions League enter the Europa League at the start of the knockout stage. He added: "It's almost a second life for some teams. It does not seem fair. They can reach the Europa League with one or three points in the Champions League."

Formation:433Manager: Jesualdo Ferreira

FC Porto

Formation: 433Manager: Miodrag Jesic

CSKA Sofia

  • Da Silva Helton
  • Jorge Fucile
  • Roque Maicon
  • Nicolas Otamendi
  • Alvaro Pereira
  • Fernando Belluschi
  • Josef Souza
  • Ressureicao Ruben Micael
  • da Silva Walter
  • Radamel Falcao
  • James Rodriguez
  • SUBS
  • Tiago` Maia
  • Fredy Guarin
  • Felipe Joao Moutinho
  • Givaldinho Hulk
  • Henrique Sereno
  • Andre Castro
  • Andre Ukra

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Match Report

Porto win again Portuguese giants Porto completed the first stage of their Europa League mission with a fifth victory from six matches following a 3-1 win over CSKA Sofia. Nicolas Otamendi, Micael and James Rodriguez scored as the Group L winners fended off CSKA Sofia, who could easily have lost by a wider margin. Defender Otamendi put Porto ahead after 22 minutes, and the only surprise was it had taken them so long to break through. Following a scrappy opening, Porto had taken a hold on the match, with Walter heading over the bar and seeing a shot tipped wide by Rais M'Bohli, and Fernando Belluschi drawing another save from the CSKA goalkeeper. CSKA conceded a corner when Porto's James Rodriguez saw his left-footed strike deflected off target, and the outswinging delivery from Belluschi was half-cleared to Josef Souza whose volley was blocked by Giuseppe Apuaro. But the danger remained and Otamendi steered the ball from 18 yards into the bottom left corner, in off the post. Falcao, with seven goals in the group stages before tonight, threatened to make it 2-0 soon after the breakthrough goal but Bohli punched his 25-yard shot to safety. Walter then cracked a 20-yard strike against the CSKA crossbar as the pressure continued to mount from the hosts. It was already a busy night for Bohli, and in the 44th minute he had to touch a free-kick from Belluschi around his right-hand post. He got a fist to the corner, taken from the left by Belluschi, and then made another save when Souza picked up the ball 25 yards from goal and took aim at the well-peppered Bulgarian goal. There was a flicker of life from the CSKA attack just before the interval, but even so their equaliser after 48 minutes was a surprise. Bohli blasted the ball upfield and Spas Delev was able to drill a shot past Helton from 20 yards. CSKA's Brazilian forward Michel Platini then threatened to give the visitors the lead but pulled his shot off target, and Porto restored their advantage after 55 minutes. Falcao was brought to the deck by a foul from Todor Yanchev and Rodriguez sent the free-kick in from the right for Ruben Micael to score from 12 yards. It should have been 3-1 a minute later when Falcao was again fouled by Yanchev, but the sinned player was a sinner from the spot, Bohli making the save. Falcao was replaced four minutes later by Hulk. Another substitute, Joao Moutinho, slashed a left-footed shot too high with nine minutes remaining. CSKA had a late chance to equalise for the second time in the match, but Marcos Marquinhos planted his header over the bar from Spas Delev's left-wing corner. Rodriguez then swept home a cross from Moutinho to make it 3-1 in stoppage-time, and Moutinho hit the bar just before the final whistle. endM

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