Porto's triumph over Roma in their Champions League playoff will ensure goalkeeper Iker Casillas has the chance of playing in the competition for a remarkable 18th consecutive season.
Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs is the only player to have achieved the feat before his retirement in 2014.
Porto won 3-0 at Roma in Tuesday's return leg of their playoff for a 4-1 triumph on aggregate, a success that put the Portuguese team in the group stage of Europe's elite club competition.
Roma manager Luciano Spalletti said he "can't understand why" his side picked up so many "naive" red cards as they crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Thomas Vermaelen was unavailable for the second leg against Porto after being sent off in Portugal, and Daniele De Rossi and Emerson Palmieri also saw red in the return leg as Roma fell 3-0 and 4-1 on aggregate.
Neither player could have any real complaint after clumsy tackles, and Spalletti was at a loss to explain them.
Roma crashed out of the Champions League before the group stage following two more red cards in a 3-0 home defeat to Porto on Tuesday.
After Thomas Vermaelen had been sent off in the 1-1 first leg, Daniele De Rossi and Emerson followed in Rome as Porto advanced to the group stage.
Felipe opened the scoring in the eighth minute, heading in a free kick at the far post.
De Rossi, starting at centre-back in place of Vermaelen, was dismissed in the 39th minute for a clumsy tackle on Maxi...