Porto vs Atlético Madrid

Current Score

  • Porto 1
  • Atlético Madrid 2
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  • Time 4:45 AM AEST 2 October 2013
  • League UEFA Champions League
  • Round Group stage
  • Venue Estádio Do Dragão
  • Attendance 33,989

Porto

Porto POR

Atlético Madrid

Atlético ATM
Goal Scorers
  • J. Martínez
    • 16minutes
Goal Scorers
  • D. Godín
    • 58minutes
  • A. Turan
    • 86minutes
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 1
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 0
2 Oct 2013 - 9:10am

Group G: Porto 1 Atletico Madrid 2

Arda Turan scored a late winner as Atletico Madrid fought back from a half-time deficit to beat Porto 2-1 in its UEFA Champions League Group G clash at the Estadio do Dragao and continue its stunning start to the season.
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PA Sport
2 Oct 2013 - 7:04 AM  UPDATED 2 Oct 2013 - 9:10 AM

Porto started well and claimed a deserved lead through Jackson Martinez's early header but Atletico improved after the break and Diego Godin drew it level near the hour mark before Turkey international Turan slotted home an 86th-minute winner.

The 2-1 success leaves Diego Simeone's side with six points from its two Group G games and is further proof that the Rojiblancos could be a force to be reckoned with both in Spain and Europe this season.

Atletico is still unbeaten in all competitions with nine wins from 11 games and claimed last weekend claimed its first victory over arch-rival Real Madrid since 1999 with a 1-0 triumph at the Bernabeu.

Diego Costa scored the only goal of that game to take his league tally to eight for the season, but Atletico was without him in Portugal as he served the second of a two-match European ban and it was Porto's own red-hot forward who made the early breakthrough.

Visiting goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois kept out a Silvestre Varela shot during a strong Porto start but he was powerless to prevent Martinez giving the host a 16th-minute lead.

The Colombia international escaped the attentions of his marker to nod in a diving header from Josue's free-kick to take his tally to six in league and Europe this term.

Martinez then set up Lucho Gonzalez for a shot that went just over as Porto sought a second, before Atletico finally started to pose an attacking threat 30 minutes in when Raul Garcia and Turan went close in quick succession.

The Spanish side then came within a whisker of drawing level in the 41st minute when it hit the woodwork from a Gabi corner, but two minutes later it survived a let-off of its own when Varela's well-struck effort was saved by Courtois's feet.

Porto deserved that half-time advantage but Atletico came out positively after the break and was rewarded with an equaliser in the 58th minute when Godin beat two defenders and home goalkeeper Helton to power home Gabi's free-kick.

Both sides pushed for a winner after that with Porto substitute Quintero firing just wide and Helton doing superbly to tip behind Garcia's shot, but it was Atletico which would find the decisive breakthrough as Turan's close-range finish from Gabi's clever free-kick inflicted a first defeat of the season on its Iberian rival.

Match Commentary

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90 COMMENT Into the final minute of stoppage time and Atletico have a throw in the Porto half. If they keep the ball they win...
90 COMMENT Porto are doing all they can to get the ball forward but Martinez, who was so good in the first half, cannot be found. Looking like an away win.
90 COMMENT We are into four minutes of added time. Atletico holding firm at present.
89 SO Substitute out E. Mangala of Porto
89 SI Substitute in N. Ghilas of Porto
89 COMMENT N. Ghilas enters the game and replaces E. Mangala.
88 COMMENT What a turnaround this has been! Atletico looked down and out in the first half but have been much improved since the break. Can they now hold on for a surprise three points?
86 AS Assist by Gabi (Atlético Madrid)
86 G GOAL (Atlético Madrid): Scored by A. Turan
86 COMMENT The assist came from Gabi.
86 COMMENT GOAL!!! Brilliant from the Spanish side as Gabi again takes the free-kick short, this time to Turan. The winger has peeled off his man and has time to fire past Helton. The Porto players appeal for offside and it is mighty close. Simeone doesn't care though and goes wild on the touchline. The visito
85 YC Yellow card awarded to E. Mangala of Porto
85 COMMENT E. Mangala is cautioned by the referee.
85 COMMENT Cristian wins a free-kick right on the edge of the Porto box. Mangala is booked for a trip and this is an opportunity for the visitors.
83 COMMENT Gabi takes a free-kick short to Felipe who then whips in a cross from the left. Koke gets in front of his man but his header is well off target. Both sides pushing for victory here.
81 COMMENT Alex Sandro wins a corner on the left which in turn is swung in towards Mangala. The centre-back wins it in the air but is penalised for a push. His header flies harmlessly over anyway.
79 SI Substitute in Óliver Torres of Atlético Madrid
79 SO Substitute out Raúl García of Atlético Madrid
79 COMMENT Final change for Atletico as Garcia is helped from the field and Torres replaces him.
78 COMMENT Atletico win a corner as they continue to press for a winner. It is swung in from the right and Miranda wins it at the near post. His header is just too high though and Porto again survive.
76 COMMENT Helton may have been at fault for the visitors' goal but he has kept the scores level here with great save with his feet. Garcia was played in as Otamendi stepped up but couldn't find the back of the net.
74 SO Substitute out Léo Baptistão of Atlético Madrid
74 SI Substitute in Koke of Atlético Madrid
74 COMMENT Second change for Atletico as Baptistao is replaced by Koke.
72 COMMENT Quintero ignores the cries to shoot from the crowd and instead clips a pass out to Defour. The Belgian controls the ball and attempts to hook it into the box, but loses his balance and hands the ball straight to Juanfran as the attack breaks down.
70 COMMENT JUST WIDE!! With his first kick of the game, substitute Quintero thumps the ball towards Courtois' side of the goal but sees his attempt shade the outside of the target. Stinging effort there.
68 SI Substitute in J. Quintero of Porto
68 SO Substitute out L. González of Porto
68 COMMENT J. Quintero enters the game and replaces L. González.
68 COMMENT A free kick is conceded on the edge of the area and Porto have a fantastic chance to test Coutrois from 20 yards...
66 COMMENT Otamedi goes close for the home side with an effort from distance but his shot whistles wide of the target. That is as close as the hosts have come to regaining their advantage.
63 COMMENT Juanfran picks up a booking for a rather late challenge on Lica just inside his own half. The Portuguese shifted the ball away from the right-back and he ensured that he would not be getting back on the end of it with a cynical challenge.
62 YC Yellow card awarded to Juanfran of Atlético Madrid
62 COMMENT Juanfran is cautioned by the referee.
60 SI Substitute in Licá of Porto
60 SO Substitute out Josue of Porto
60 COMMENT Licá enters the game and replaces Josue.
59 COMMENT Atletico's tails are up as Turan pops up in the middle of the park and fires in a low shot from distance. Not enough power behind it though and Helton holds on with ease.
58 AS Assist by Gabi (Atlético Madrid)
58 G GOAL (Atlético Madrid): Scored by D. Godín
58 COMMENT Assist by Gabi.
58 COMMENT GOAL!!! Helton has been caught out before this evening and this time it has cost his side. Gabi whips in a free-kick from the right and Godin makes amends for losing Martinez for the opening goal by heading into the empty net. Game on!
55 YC Yellow card awarded to Tiago of Atlético Madrid
55 COMMENT First Atletico booking of the night as Tiago tugs back Defour in the middle of the park.
55 COMMENT Atletico showing much more endeavour but are yet to really test Helton. One wonders how long it will be before we see Koke.
52 COMMENT A first strike in anger of the second period as Felipe picks the ball up on the halfway line and charges towards goal before unleashing a drive from 25 yards. His effort is deflected just wide of the post before Helton punches the resulting corner away.
51 COMMENT A quiet first few minutes in the second period as both sides look to find their feet again. You get the feeling already the hosts are happy to sit on their lead given the lack of potency from the Spanish side.
49 COMMENT Atletico have certainly started the second half better than they did the first, but they still lack that killer instinct up front with no Costa. Too easy for Otamendi and Mangala thus far.
47 COMMENT Danilo has done well coming forward, and he again poses a threat as he cuts inside from the right and fires in a low shot that is deflected behind. The resulting corner is easily caught by Courtois.
46 SO Substitute out David Villa of Atlético Madrid
46 SI Substitute in C. Rodríguez of Atlético Madrid
46 COMMENT Cristian Rodriguez has been brought on at half-time, with David Villa replaced. The vistors have got us underway in the second half.
45 COMMENT Juanfran loses the ball in his own half and Josue can run at goal. The defence backs off but the striker's shot is too high. Courtois is not happy with his back four and lets them know his feelings.
43 COMMENT Martinez is proving to be a real handful this evening. This time he gets the ball on the floor and lays in Varela who shoots straight at Courtois; the goalkeeper making a good save with his legs.
41 COMMENT Turan and Villa trade passes on the left hand side but the former's cross from the byline is blocked out for a corner. Helton tries to collect the resulting set piece but is beaten to it by Garcia, but the midfielder's header is just too high and crashes against the crossbar via the goalkeeper's glo
39 COMMENT Porto work it well out to Danilo on the right who not for the first time swings in an early ball. Gonzalez gets on the end of it but his header from the edge of the area is straight at Courtois who catches easily.
37 COMMENT Atletico are starting to exert some more pressure as we enter the final few minutes of the first half. Yet to test Helton though.
35 COMMENT Defour pops up on the left hand side and attempts to swing in a cross to the back post. There are no Porto men in the area though and the centre drifts out for a goal kick.
33 COMMENT Best chance of the night for the visitors as Juanfran gets forward from right back. He then lays the ball back to the edge of the area where Garcia allows it to run for Turan. He isn't really expecting the ball though and fires over first time.
31 COMMENT Almost a brilliant goal as Garcia wins the ball midway inside the Porto half and spots Helton off his line. His effort has the goalkeeper back-pedalling but it is just too high and lands on top of the net.
29 YC Yellow card awarded to Josue of Porto
29 COMMENT A first booking of the night as Josue goes through the back of Baptistao. A fair enough decision by referee Webb.
28 COMMENT Fernando gets forward before chipping the ball into Martinez. He again chests down and this time it is Varela who shoots wide via a deflection. The resulting corner is easily cleared by Tiago.
26 COMMENT Baptistao has stayed down on the edge of the Porto box as Mangala cuts across him. Simeone is angry at the decision to wave play on and replays show he may have a point. The striker eventually makes his way back to his feet.
24 COMMENT Helton almost puts his side in unnecessary trouble as he chests down a pass back before showing some quick feet to take the ball round Villa. The goalkeeper gets away with it this time but may not be as lucky next time.
22 COMMENT Baptistao holds the ball up well on the right hand side before laying the ball back to Garcia. The midfielder's final ball is poor though, and runs harmlessly through to Helton.
21 COMMENT Martinez has Juanfran twisting and turning but takes too long and the defender can block. Danilo then picks up on the rebound but his effort from distance is wayward.
19 COMMENT Martinez is causing all sorts of problems and he again gets in front of Godin to chest into Gonzalez's path. The skipper can't control his shot though and it flies well over the crossbar.
18 COMMENT Atletico are now going to have come out of their shell if they are to anything from this one. So far they have been happy to let their hosts have most of the ball.
16 AS Assist by Josue (Porto)
16 G GOAL (Porto): Scored by J. Martínez
16 COMMENT Josue provided the assist.
16 COMMENT GOAL!!! I said the free-kick was in a dangerous area and so it proved. Josue in fact delivered it with his left foot and Jackson Martinez got ahead of his man to head past Courtois. A deserved opener.
15 COMMENT Free-kick to Porto in a dangerous area as Tiago commits a late foul on the edge of the box. Lucho Gonzalez is unsurprisingly over it.
14 COMMENT Another deep Danilo cross is cleared by Juanfran at the back post. Porto are keeping the ball nicely but Courtois has almost been acting as a spectator so far.
12 COMMENT Helton happy to trade passes with his defenders as Porto look to keep possession and build from the back. Good patient play though not created much as yet.
10 COMMENT First effort of the night as a cross is swung in from the left which Varela can attack. He is under pressure from Godin though and he doesn't make proper contact, which allows Courtois to catch easily.
8 COMMENT A first moment of contention as Garcia is caught in the air by an errant arm of Alex Sandro. Webb waves play on though as the midfielder stays down for a moment.
7 COMMENT A low Gonzalez corner causes havoc, and Godin again has to throw his body in the way of a goalbound effort. Porto have started the brighter.
5 COMMENT Young Baptistao is putting himself about early on, but is slightly over exuberant as he concedes a free-kick for barging into Alex Sandro.
3 COMMENT Porto win an early corner as Juanfran heads a deep Danilo cross behind. Godin heads away before picking himself up to block Fernando's cross.
1 COMMENT Howard Webb blows his whistle and Porto get us underway
0 COMMENT The teams are ready and kick-off is now imminent...
0 COMMENT English referee Howard Webb leads the two sides out and we will have the customary Champions League anthem and handshakes between the sides. Two well-rounded sides who know that a win here will give them a great chance of reaching the last 16.
0 COMMENT Both sets of supporters are in bouyant moood as we approach kick-off in this Group G encounter. The teams are in the tunnel with their preparations all but over.
0 COMMENT These two have previously met four times in the Champions League after they were drawn together twice in 2009, first in the knockouts of the 2008/09 campaign before again in the group stage to following season. Porto have the better record with two wins and two draws, and with their home record it w
0 COMMENT The visitors are still without Diego Costa as he sees out a European suspension, while Porto supporters will be pleased to see Steven Defour in the starting eleven after he picked up a knock against Guimares on Friday. There are now around 15 minutes until kick-off in Portugal.
0 COMMENT Both these sides are unbeaten in their respective domestic leagues so far this season, with Diego Simeone's side still holding onto a 100% record after their 1-0 win over Real Madrid last time out. Porto have a similar record, having only failing to win one of their opening six fixtures. They are al
0 COMMENT Atletico: Courtois, Juanfran, Godin, Miranda, Filipe, Garcia, Gabi, Tiago, Turan, Carrilho Baptistao, Villa.
0 COMMENT Porto: Helton, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Defour, Fernando, Gonzalez, Josue, Martinez, Varela.
0 COMMENT Before going into the details of tonight's fixture, the teams have been announced...
0 COMMENT Hello and welcome to live coverage of Porto's Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid at Estadio Do Dragao. Both sides won their opening fixtures in the group stage, and after Zenit St Petersburg's draw against Austria Vienna earlier today, the winner here will take real control of Group G. I
0 COMMENT After that result, Atletico go clear at the top of the Group G table with six points while Porto stay second on three. Despite this result, both these sides will still be confident of progressing to the knockout stages. For now, though, I've been Tom Maston and thanks for joining me.
0 COMMENT And that's it! Second half goals from Godin and Turan have led Atletico Madrid to a surprise 2-1 win over Porto in Portugal. Martinez's first half strike looked to have set a tone for the evening but whatever Simeone said at half-time certainly had the desired effect.
0 COMMENT The players are starting to make their way back onto the field of play as the second half of this game gets ever closer. Atletico have been sent out early by Diego Simeone as they look to get back into this one.
0 COMMENT Atletico, on the other hand, need to improve on that showing if they are going to get anything here. Villa has barely been seen and the same can be said of Turan on the left. Their best chance may come from some sloppy play by Helton. I'll be back in ten minutes with the second half.
0 COMMENT After a single minute of stoppage time Howard Webb blows his whistle and the hosts lead at the break. They have deserved it for their play and on another day may have had more.

Match Statistics

PortoPOR

58
68
6
38
20
13
1
7
0
2
7
8
0
18
2
Possession (%) 58
Attacks 68
Corners 6
Dangerous Attacks 38
Fouls 20
Free Kicks 13
Goals 1
Goal Kicks 7
Offsides 0
Shots Blocked 2
Shots on Target 7
Shots Wide 8
Shots Woodwork 0
Throw Ins 18
Yellow Cards 2

Atlético MadridATM

42
63
3
31
10
21
2
9
1
1
5
6
1
23
2