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  • Date:14 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:Luzhniki Stadium
  • Attendance:20,000
( agg 3 - 10 )
  • Dzjuba (51)
    Ari (71)
  • Hulk (27) Rodriguez (45)
    Guarin (46) Falcao (53) Ruben Micael (88)
Goal!

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90:35 +0.35

Aiden McGeady produces a cross, save by Da Silva Helton.

90:00

Corner from the right by-line taken by Aiden McGeady, Nicolas Otamendi manages to make a clearance.

89:45

Ferreira Ari decides to take the corner short.

88:39

Givaldinho Hulk takes a shot. Ressureicao Ruben Micael finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Spartak Moscow 2 (3)-(10) 5 FC Porto.

87:48

Meschini Alex concedes a free kick for a foul on Fredy Guarin. Givaldinho Hulk restarts play with the free kick.

86:28

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Rodriguez, Andrei Dikan makes a save.

86:02

Cristian Rodriguez produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

85:18

Meschini Alex takes a shot. Da Silva Helton makes a comfortable save.

83:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Rodriguez by Dmitri Kombarov. Francisco Fernando takes the direct free kick.

83:10

Givaldinho Hulk takes a shot. Save by Andrei Dikan.

82:02

Ressureicao Ruben Micael gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barreto Ibson. Alexander Shyeshukov takes the free kick.

79:25

Meschini Alex takes a inswinging corner.

78:21

Corner taken by Meschini Alex from the right by-line.

78:08

Yevgeni Makeev takes a shot. Save by Da Silva Helton.

77:30

Aiden McGeady decides to take a short corner.

76:12

The ball is delivered by Yevgeni Makeev, save by Da Silva Helton.

76:04

Alvaro Pereira concedes a free kick for a foul on Aiden McGeady. Free kick taken by Barreto Ibson.

75:48

Foul by Givaldinho Hulk on Aiden McGeady, free kick awarded. Aiden McGeady restarts play with the free kick.

75:36

Unfair challenge on Givaldinho Hulk by Dmitri Kombarov results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ressureicao Ruben Micael.

74:57

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ferreira Ari. Da Silva Helton takes the indirect free kick.

73:09

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dmitri Kombarov.

72:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Artem Dzjuba on Alvaro Pereira. Direct free kick taken by Alvaro Pereira.

71:20

Goal scored by Ferreira Ari from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Spartak Moscow 2 (3)-(9) 4 FC Porto.Assist on the goal came from Artem Dzjuba. Radamel Falcao leaves the field to be replaced by James Rodriguez.

70:40

The ball is crossed by Cristian Sapunaru, Header on goal by Radamel Falcao from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

70:06

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

69:10

The ball is delivered by Alvaro Pereira, Dmitri Kombarov manages to make a clearance.

68:30

Barreto Ibson comes on in place of Pereira Rafael Carioca.

67:47

The assistant referee flags for offside against Artem Dzjuba. Free kick taken by Da Silva Helton.

66:26

Centre by Artem Dzjuba.

66:12

Aiden McGeady takes a shot. Nicolas Otamendi gets a block in.

65:15

Yevgeni Makeev challenges Cristian Rodriguez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fredy Guarin takes the direct free kick. A cross is delivered by Alvaro Pereira, save by Andrei Dikan.

63:11

Aiden McGeady produces a cross, clearance made by Nicolas Otamendi.

58:46

A cross is delivered by Aiden McGeady, save by Da Silva Helton.

55:46

Ferreira Ari delivers the ball, comfortable save by Da Silva Helton.

54:12

Yevgeni Makeev concedes a free kick for a foul on Cristian Rodriguez. Free kick taken by Alvaro Pereira.

53:02

Corner taken left-footed by Givaldinho Hulk from the right by-line, Radamel Falcao scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Spartak Moscow 1 (2)-(9) 4 FC Porto.The assist for the goal came from Cristian Rodriguez.

51:22

Artem Dzjuba finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Spartak Moscow 1 (2)-(8) 3 FC Porto.

49:47

The ball is swung over by Aiden McGeady, Meschini Alex takes a shot. Save by Da Silva Helton. Meschini Alex takes a shot. Save by Da Silva Helton.

49:17

Alvaro Pereira concedes a free kick for a foul on Aiden McGeady. Yevgeni Makeev takes the free kick.

46:30 +1.30

Inswinging corner taken by Givaldinho Hulk, Cristian Rodriguez finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Spartak Moscow 0 (1)-(7) 2 FC Porto.Assist by Givaldinho Hulk.

46:14 +1.14

Volleyed left-footed shot by Givaldinho Hulk. Save made by Andrei Dikan.

46:06

Radamel Falcao takes a shot. Andrei Dikan makes a save. Fredy Guarin scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Spartak Moscow 0 (1)-(8) 3 FC Porto.The assist for the goal came from Radamel Falcao.

45:53 +0.53

Corner from the left by-line taken by Felipe Joao Moutinho, clearance by Artem Dzjuba.

45:00

Dmitri Kombarov joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kirill Kombarov.

45:00

(Spartak Moscow) makes a substitution, with Ferreira Ari coming on for Morais Welliton.

45:00

Ressureicao Ruben Micael is brought on as a substitute for Felipe Joao Moutinho.

43:46

The ball is delivered by Aiden McGeady, save by Da Silva Helton.

42:41

Outswinging corner taken by Meschini Alex. The ball is delivered by Meschini Alex.

42:22

The ball is swung over by Artem Dzjuba, clearance made by Alvaro Pereira.

41:31

Effort from the edge of the area by Meschini Alex goes wide of the left-hand upright.

40:39

The ball is sent over by Aiden McGeady.

40:27

A cross is delivered by Aiden McGeady, Francisco Fernando makes a clearance.

39:29

The ball is swung over by Meschini Alex.

38:18

Shot from deep inside the area by Pavel Yakovlev goes over the bar.

37:38

Felipe Joao Moutinho has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

37:10

Radamel Falcao challenges Pereira Rafael Carioca unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marek Suchy takes the direct free kick.

36:29

Morais Welliton crosses the ball, clearance made by Nicolas Otamendi.

34:16

Kirill Kombarov crosses the ball. The offside flag is raised against Morais Welliton. Da Silva Helton takes the free kick.

31:38

Unfair challenge on Cristian Rodriguez by Alexander Shyeshukov results in a free kick. Givaldinho Hulk has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

31:16

Cristian Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by Andrei Dikan.

29:51

The referee blows for offside. Da Silva Helton takes the free kick.

27:02

Givaldinho Hulk gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Spartak Moscow 0 (1)-(6) 1 FC Porto.Jorge Fucile leaves the field to be replaced by Cristian Sapunaru.

24:02

Artem Dzjuba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jorge Rolando. Artem Dzjuba is given a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Da Silva Helton.

22:29

Kirill Kombarov challenges Cristian Rodriguez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Felipe Joao Moutinho crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

21:16

The ball is swung over by Pereira Rafael Carioca, Nicolas Otamendi manages to make a clearance.

20:50

Centre by Aiden McGeady.

18:50

The referee blows for offside. Jorge Rolando takes the free kick.

16:57

Unfair challenge on Artem Dzjuba by Jorge Rolando results in a free kick. Pereira Rafael Carioca restarts play with the free kick.

15:59

Pavel Yakovlev produces a cross, save by Da Silva Helton.

15:16

Handball decision goes against Pereira Rafael Carioca. Direct free kick taken by Jorge Rolando.

13:16

The official flags Cristian Rodriguez offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alexander Shyeshukov.

12:54

Foul by Artem Dzjuba on Jorge Rolando, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Francisco Fernando.

12:26

Felipe Joao Moutinho has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

10:57

Felipe Joao Moutinho challenges Pereira Rafael Carioca unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marek Suchy takes the free kick.

9:48

Morais Welliton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fredy Guarin. Fredy Guarin restarts play with the free kick.

9:06

Yevgeni Makeev concedes a free kick for a foul on Jorge Fucile. Free kick taken by Da Silva Helton.

7:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Aiden McGeady. Da Silva Helton takes the free kick.

7:18

Corner taken by Aiden McGeady from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jorge Fucile.

6:46

Aiden McGeady takes a shot. Save made by Da Silva Helton.

5:53

Radamel Falcao produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

5:33

Fredy Guarin concedes a free kick for a foul on Pereira Rafael Carioca. Pereira Rafael Carioca takes the free kick.

5:14

Shot by Fredy Guarin from a long way out goes over the target.

4:23

Yevgeni Makeev concedes a free kick for a foul on Cristian Rodriguez. Jorge Fucile takes the direct free kick.

4:07

The ball is swung over by Alvaro Pereira, save made by Andrei Dikan.

2:33

The referee gives a free kick against Marek Suchy for handball. Shot comes in from Radamel Falcao from the free kick.

1:06

Handball by Artem Dzjuba. Jorge Rolando takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Falcao targets trophy Further misery could be in store for Spartak Moscow after Falcao declared Porto have designs on the Europa League title. The newly-crowned Portuguese champions are all but assured of a place in the semi-finals after thumping the Russian club 5-1 at home in the first leg of their last-eight tie. Falcao helped himself to a hat-trick at Estadio do Dragao, but the competition's leading marksman denies the return leg will be a routine assignment. "I was looking to score one against Spartak, so to get three is obviously fabulous," said the 25-year-old Colombia forward. "It was a very important win for us and we were happy with the performance as well. "We managed to put the championship celebrations behind us and showed a lot of maturity in a competition we want to continue to excel in. "We know we will have to be at our best in the return match - especially as they are very strong at home - but we've gained an advantage which will allow us to be a bit calmer in Moscow." Spartak midfielder Ibson refuses to rule out a dramatic comeback from his side. "In football you can never say situations are impossible, but the defeat in the first leg obviously makes our life much harder for the second leg," said the Brazilian. "Who knows what will happen in Moscow? We have to try to mount a comeback or, failing that, at least win the game in front of our fans. "Porto are a very good team with skilful players. We started the first leg well enough and even had two chances to score. "In the end we paid the price for those misses and that's football."

Formation:4141Manager: Valeri Karpin

Spartak Moscow

Formation: 433Manager: Jesualdo Ferreira

FC Porto

  • Andrei Dikan
  • Kirill Kombarov
  • Marek Suchy
  • Alexander Shyeshukov
  • Yevgeni Makeev
  • Pereira Rafael Carioca
  • Aiden McGeady
  • Artem Dzjuba
  • Meschini Alex
  • Pavel Yakovlev
  • Morais Welliton
  • SUBS
  • Aleksandr Belenov
  • Barreto Ibson
  • Ferreira Ari
  • Anton Khodyrev
  • Vladimir Obukhov
  • Filip Ozobic
  • Dmitri Kombarov

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Match Report

Porto cruise into last four Porto reached the semi-finals of the Europa League in emphatic style, seeing off Spartak Moscow in an easy 5-2 win in the second leg to secure a 10-3 aggregate victory. The Portuguese champions could have been forgiven for taking their foot off the gas after hammering Spartak in the first leg, but continued where they left off and killed the tie off in Moscow. The five Porto goals came from five different players with Hulk, Cristian Rodriguez, Fredy Guarin, Falcao and Ruben Micael all scoring. Artem Dzjuba and Ferreira Ari grabbed consolation goals for the hosts. Spartak started the game brightly but could not find a way through the Porto defence although Aiden McGeady was a constant source of trouble on the right flank in the first half and cut inside before forcing a great save from Helton after seven minutes. Hulk opened the scoring after 28 minutes as he caught the home defence pushing up to the halfway line and took the ball by himself, outpacing the chasing pack before slotting passed Andrei Dikan in the Spartak goal from 12 yards. Joao Moutinho then fired just wide as Porto began to take control of the game, but only seconds later Spartak forward Pavel Yakovlev fired over from the edge of the six-yard box when he should have done much better. Alex then beat Porto's offside trap but could not keep his shot down after being pressurised into an early shot by Alvaro Pereira . Then on the stroke of half-time Dikan turned a 25-yard volley from Hulk around the post before the Brazilian delivered the resulting corner to the near post for Rodriguez to head home Porto's second. There was then a flurry of goals at the start of the second half. Guarin benefited from some great work from Falcao in the 47th minute as the Europa League's top goalscorer forced a smart save from Dikan before turning the rebound into the path of Guarin, whose cool finish put the tie firmly out of Spartak's reach. The home side managed to pull a goal back five minutes later as Dzjuba produced a couple of pieces of individual skill to beat two defenders before sidefooting past Helton. Not to be outdone Porto needed only two minutes to re-establish their three-goal lead on the night as Falcao converted with a diving header from six yards after a corner was flicked into his path. The pace of the game inevitably dropped after the hectic start to the second half, but Spartak still managed to reduce the arrears on the night to 4-2 after 71 minutes when substitute Ari used his strength to hold off Jorge Rolando before rounding Helton and sliding home. Porto then reached double figures over the two legs in the 89th minute when a missed clearance allowed Hulk to fire in a shot which cannoned back off the crossbar and into the path of substitute Micael, who made no mistake.

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