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  • Date:07 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:Estadio do Dragao
  • Attendance:38,209
  • Falcao (37) Varela (64)
    Varela (64) Kirill Kombarov - og (70)
    Kirill Kombarov - og (69) Falcao (83) Falcao (90)
  • Kombarov (70)
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92:45 +2.45

Pavel Yakovlev concedes a free kick for a foul on Jorge Fucile. Direct free kick taken by Fernando Belluschi.

90:25 +0.25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Rodriguez by Kirill Kombarov. Centre by Fernando Belluschi, Radamel Falcao scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. FC Porto 5-1 Spartak Moscow.The assist for the goal came from Fernando Belluschi.

87:10

Marek Suchy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radamel Falcao. Marek Suchy receives a yellow card. Strike on goal comes in from Fernando Belluschi from the free kick.

86:27

Fernando Belluschi delivers the ball.

85:06

Pavel Yakovlev joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yevgeni Makeev.

83:44

Centre by Cristian Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. FC Porto 4-1 Spartak Moscow.Cristian Rodriguez provided the assist for the goal.

83:05

Shot from 35 yards by Cristian Rodriguez went wide right of the target.

81:55

James Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by Andrei Dikan. Corner taken by Fernando Belluschi, Marek Suchy manages to make a clearance.

81:11

Artem Dzjuba fouled by Roque Maicon, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Meschini Alex from right channel, Da Silva Helton makes a save.

80:27

Yevgeni Makeev concedes a free kick for a foul on James Rodriguez. Yevgeni Makeev booked. Jorge Fucile takes the free kick.

79:45

Cristian Rodriguez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Givaldinho Hulk.

78:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Givaldinho Hulk by Yevgeni Makeev. Centre by James Rodriguez, Header by Jorge Rolando from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

77:20

Effort from deep inside the area by Givaldinho Hulk misses to the right of the goal.

76:34

Corner taken left-footed by Meschini Alex from the right by-line to the near post, Unfair challenge on Alvaro Pereira by Dmitri Kombarov results in a free kick. Da Silva Helton takes the direct free kick.

76:20

Meschini Alex takes a shot. Save by Da Silva Helton.

74:47

The ball is swung over by Alvaro Pereira.

73:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dmitri Kombarov on Jorge Rolando. Jorge Fucile crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Marcos Rojo.

72:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kirill Kombarov. Alvaro Pereira restarts play with the free kick.

70:56

Kirill Kombarov gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. FC Porto 3-1 Spartak Moscow.Assist on the goal came from Artem Dzjuba. James Rodriguez comes on in place of Silvestre Varela.

68:34

Fredy Guarin leaves the field to be replaced by Fernando Belluschi. Corner taken by Felipe Joao Moutinho from the left by-line to the near post, Roque Maicon takes a shot. Save by Andrei Dikan. An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Kirill Kombarov. FC Porto 3-0 Spartak Moscow.

68:17

Silvestre Varela crosses the ball, Kirill Kombarov gets a block in.

67:48

(Spartak Moscow) makes a substitution, with Artem Dzjuba coming on for Aiden McGeady.

67:16

Effort on goal by Morais Welliton from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

66:10

Alvaro Pereira produces a cross.

64:07

Goal scored by Silvestre Varela from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. FC Porto 2-0 Spartak Moscow.Assist on the goal came from Radamel Falcao.

63:40

Fredy Guarin takes a outswinging corner.

63:24

Givaldinho Hulk takes a short corner.

62:30

Long range effort by Meschini Alex goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

60:56

Marek Suchy concedes a free kick for a foul on Radamel Falcao. Alvaro Pereira takes the free kick.

58:56

Barreto Ibson concedes a free kick for a foul on Givaldinho Hulk. Barreto Ibson is shown a yellow card. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Givaldinho Hulk, Francisco Fernando conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

56:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pereira Rafael Carioca on Givaldinho Hulk. Direct free kick taken by Givaldinho Hulk. Fredy Guarin produces a cross, Effort on goal by Silvestre Varela from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

55:40

Aiden McGeady takes a shot. Francisco Fernando gets a block in.

54:02

Givaldinho Hulk concedes a free kick for a foul on Yevgeni Makeev. Yevgeni Makeev takes the direct free kick.

53:23

Barreto Ibson fouled by Jorge Fucile, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Barreto Ibson.

51:31

Kirill Kombarov fouled by Felipe Joao Moutinho, the ref awards a free kick. Felipe Joao Moutinho booked. Meschini Alex takes the direct free kick, Header from close in by Kirill Kombarov misses to the right of the target.

51:15

The ball is swung over by Aiden McGeady, Jorge Rolando makes a clearance.

49:40

Centre by Aiden McGeady.

49:16

Silvestre Varela concedes a free kick for a foul on Marek Suchy. Direct free kick taken by Marek Suchy.

47:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Meschini Alex by Felipe Joao Moutinho. Barreto Ibson takes the direct free kick.

45:57 +0.57

Fredy Guarin crosses the ball, Marek Suchy makes a clearance.

45:42

Fredy Guarin challenges Kirill Kombarov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kirill Kombarov.

45:26 +0.26

Short corner taken by Givaldinho Hulk.

42:49

Givaldinho Hulk crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Radamel Falcao misses to the left of the goal.

41:15

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Meschini Alex, Alvaro Pereira gets a block in.

40:20

Kirill Kombarov delivers the ball, blocked by Roque Maicon. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Meschini Alex, Francisco Fernando manages to make a clearance.

39:44

Unfair challenge on Meschini Alex by Fredy Guarin results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Meschini Alex from left channel, Da Silva Helton makes a save.

39:10

Silvestre Varela produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Radamel Falcao goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

37:02

The ball is crossed by Alvaro Pereira, Radamel Falcao grabs a headed goal from close range. FC Porto 1-0 Spartak Moscow.Alvaro Pereira provided the assist for the goal. Barreto Ibson fouled by Francisco Fernando, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Meschini Alex from the free kick.

35:09

Corner taken short by Felipe Joao Moutinho. Shot from deep inside the area by Givaldinho Hulk goes over the bar.

34:08

Marcos Rojo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Givaldinho Hulk. Marcos Rojo is cautioned. Free kick crossed left-footed by Givaldinho Hulk from right wing, clearance made by Yevgeni Makeev.

33:07

The ball is swung over by Fredy Guarin, clearance by Yevgeni Makeev.

32:53

Short corner worked by Givaldinho Hulk.

32:41

The ball is delivered by Fredy Guarin, Yevgeni Makeev gets a block in.

32:01

Yevgeni Makeev fouled by Givaldinho Hulk, the ref awards a free kick. Andrei Dikan takes the direct free kick.

31:12

Morais Welliton challenges Jorge Fucile unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Da Silva Helton.

30:50

Foul by Silvestre Varela on Meschini Alex, free kick awarded. Meschini Alex takes the free kick.

30:01

Unfair challenge on Meschini Alex by Francisco Fernando results in a free kick. Marcos Rojo restarts play with the free kick.

29:07

Morais Welliton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jorge Rolando. Jorge Rolando takes the direct free kick.

25:00

Foul by Marcos Rojo on Fredy Guarin, free kick awarded. Givaldinho Hulk takes the free kick. Radamel Falcao produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

23:50

Unfair challenge on Marek Suchy by Radamel Falcao results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marek Suchy.

21:39

Givaldinho Hulk has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

21:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcos Rojo on Fredy Guarin. Fredy Guarin takes the direct free kick.

20:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barreto Ibson by Francisco Fernando. Pereira Rafael Carioca takes the direct free kick.

20:02

Centre by Dmitri Kombarov, Alvaro Pereira manages to make a clearance.

18:59

The referee blows for offside against Dmitri Kombarov. Jorge Rolando takes the indirect free kick.

17:33

The ball is swung over by Givaldinho Hulk, Andrei Dikan makes a save. Foul by Jorge Rolando on Dmitri Kombarov, free kick awarded. Dmitri Kombarov takes the direct free kick.

14:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jorge Rolando by Dmitri Kombarov. The referee shows Dmitri Kombarov a yellow card. Givaldinho Hulk takes the direct free kick.

14:22

Foul by Meschini Alex on Roque Maicon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jorge Rolando.

13:55

Givaldinho Hulk has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

12:23

The ball is crossed by Alvaro Pereira, Andrei Dikan makes a save.

11:20

The ball is delivered by Dmitri Kombarov, clearance made by Jorge Rolando.

10:51

Morais Welliton takes a shot. Save by Da Silva Helton.

10:03

Yevgeni Makeev challenges Francisco Fernando unfairly and gives away a free kick. Roque Maicon restarts play with the free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Morais Welliton on Roque Maicon. Direct free kick taken by Francisco Fernando.

9:24

Silvestre Varela is penalised for a handball. Kirill Kombarov restarts play with the free kick, Dmitri Kombarov crosses the ball, Francisco Fernando manages to make a clearance.

8:51

Dmitri Kombarov sends in a cross, Da Silva Helton makes a fantastic save.

7:26

Unfair challenge on Silvestre Varela by Kirill Kombarov results in a free kick. Felipe Joao Moutinho crosses the ball, Close range headed effort by Silvestre Varela misses to the right of the target.

6:56

Marek Suchy concedes a free kick for a foul on Radamel Falcao. Felipe Joao Moutinho takes the free kick.

5:47

Foul by Dmitri Kombarov on Givaldinho Hulk, free kick awarded. Givaldinho Hulk crosses the ball in from the free kick. The referee blows for offside. Andrei Dikan takes the free kick.

3:26

Drilled shot by Fredy Guarin went over the crossbar.

1:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barreto Ibson by Fredy Guarin. Pereira Rafael Carioca takes the direct free kick.

0:35

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Morais Welliton goes wide right of the target.

Match Preview

Boas targets Moscow after title success Porto go into their Europa League quarter-final first leg against Spartak Moscow having sealed their domestic league title at the weekend, but their coach Andre Villas Boas is determined to keep focus and secure more silverware. The 2004 Champions League winners defeated Spartak's city rivals CSKA Moscow in the last round and Boas will not allow their recent title celebrations spill out onto the pitch. "The most important thing now is to make the transfer from a party atmosphere to competitive concentration," he said. "Our obligations have not changed because we won the championship, but we now have the chance to focus more intensively on this goal." Porto reached the knockout stage with five wins and a draw from Group L, and saw off Sevilla on away goals before beating CSKA. They now face a Spartak side who joined the competition at the last-32 stage after finishing third in their Champions League group. The 25-time Portuguese league winners are now one of the favourites to win the Europa League for the first time since they lifted the then-UEFA Cup back in 2003, when coached by Jose Mourinho. But Boas is aware that being labelled as favourites does not mean you are destined to win the competition. "More important than being a favourite is being in the final and winning it," he said. "The thirst for winning is present in all these players." Spartak boss Valery Karpin is aware that his team face a tough challenge to reach the semi-finals after completing a scouting mission on Porto over the weekend. "They demonstrated they barely have any weak points," he said after witnessing Porto defeat closest challengers Benfica 2-1 on Sunday night. "I was really amazed with the quality of their players and team." Spartak have started their domestic season poorly and lost 3-1 against newly-promoted Kuban Krasnodar at the weekend, although a number of key players were missing from the starting line-up for that match in anticipation of the encounter with Porto.

Formation:433Manager: Jesualdo Ferreira

FC Porto

Formation: 442Manager: Valeri Karpin

Spartak Moscow

  • Da Silva Helton
  • Jorge Fucile
  • Jorge Rolando
  • Roque Maicon
  • Alvaro Pereira
  • Fredy Guarin
  • Francisco Fernando
  • Felipe Joao Moutinho
  • Givaldinho Hulk
  • Radamel Falcao
  • Silvestre Varela
  • SUBS
  • Antonio Beto
  • Fernando Belluschi
  • Cristian Rodriguez
  • da Silva Walter
  • James Rodriguez
  • Josef Souza
  • Nicolas Otamendi

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Match Report

Falcao fires Porto beyond Spartak A hat-trick by Falcao guided Porto to an emphatic 5-1 win over Spartak Moscow which, barring a miraculous comeback, saw the Portuguese champions as good as book their place in the semi-final of the Europa League. Falcao gave the hosts a first-half lead before scoring two goals in the last six minutes as the Porto forwards gave their Russian opponents a torrid time after a cagey start in their quarter-final first leg. Silvestre Varela also found the net for Porto with Dmitri Kombarov scoring at both ends. The Russians had a chance to go ahead in the first minute when Morais Welliton got beyond his marker on the right of the area but he put his shot into the side netting. Varela then failed to take advantage of being unmarked in front of goal when he got on the end of Felipe Moutinho's free-kick from the left but slightly mistimed his jump to head wide. The visitors came close to taking the lead in the 11th minute when Welliton pounced on Jorge Rolando's careless pass and burst ahead of the Porto defenders into the box. However, the striker poked the ball at Helton with the goalkeeper managing to parry. Porto fought their way into the game and went ahead in the 38th minute through Falcao. Alvaro Pereira sent in a first-time cross from the left which the late-arriving Colombian converted with a low, diving header at the far post which he sent across the keeper. The hosts came within inches of doubling the lead with half an hour left when Hulk placed a free-kick which came off the underside of the bar, Francisco Fernando blazing the loose ball high and wide. However, their dominance paid off in the 65th minute with Falcao this time the provider. He chested the ball down with his back to goal which Valera ran on to to send a ferocious first-time shot into the right-hand corner. Six minutes later and Porto got a third with a chaotic own goal by Kombarov. Maicon's glancing header from Moutinho's corner hit the defender on the line and and went under the keeper. However, he made immediate amends. Artem Dzjuba played a perfect ball to Kombarov who had run from deep to find himself alone on the right of the area, the full-back controlling the ball before driving it home. Helton was then called on to push Meschini Alex's stinging shot out for a corner as Spartak pressurised. Porto then went up the other end and Hulk fooled his marker to find himself in space but he lost his balance at the vital moment and sent his shot wide. Falcao, though, restored the three-goal lead when he got between two defenders to volley home Rodriguez's left-wing cross and he completed his hat-trick in injury time when he glanced home Fernando Belluschi's free-kick.

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