Estadio La Rosaleda, Spain

Attendance: 35000

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  • Isco 43'
  • Roque Santa Cruz 77'

2 - 0


2nd leg: 2 - 1 (Agg)

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    A moment of madness from Defour certainly played a role in Porto's defeat, but over the two legs the Spanish side certainly deserved it given the refereeing decisions that went against them.


    Malaga deservedly progress to the quarter-finals thanks to goals from Isco and Santa Cruz.

  • 94'


  • 94'

    Malaga get the ball clear.

  • 94'

    Porto have a free-kick on the halfway line and will launch this long.

  • 94'

    Isco races into the box but is closed out by two defenders.

  • 93'

    Piazon looks to be clear in the area, but by the time he's able to take control of the ball he's closed out and the chance is gone.

  • 92'

    James Rodriguez plays a one-two before curling a shot on goal, but it's straight at the 'keeper.

  • 91'

    Isco gets a shot away, but it's straight at Helton.

  • 90'

    Four minutes to be added on.

  • 90'

    He was a clear yard offside there, but gets involved in some verbal jousting with Weligton.

  • 89'

    Martinez has the ball in the net... but he was offside when the pass came in.

  • 88'

    Camacho replaces Joaquin.

  • 86'

    Some very risky defending from Porto - Helton very nearly gave the ball away there as he looked to play out of defence.

  • 86'

    Helton has to make a smart save as Isco's corner threatens to creep in at the near post.

  • 85'

    Porto earn another corner as Lucho knocks the ball out of play.

  • 84'

    The free-kick is easily gathered by Helton.

  • 83'

    Mangala now joins the booking club for a poor tackle on Jesus Gamez.

  • 82'

    At the other end, Piazon is just offside as he looked to go clean through.

  • 81'

    Porto looked to have headed themselves into the lead there through Maicon, but he was just offside as the free-kick came in.

  • 81'

    Porto see a goal ruled out for offside!

  • 80'

    Danilo sends in a cross that Caballero does well to push away from danger.

  • 79'

    Porto, of course, only need one goal to take back the advantage in this tie.

  • 78'

    Piazon comes on for Saviola.

  • 77'

    Santa Cruz heads home the corner with his first touch!

  • 77'


  • 77'

    Joaquin knocks the corner to the far post, where Danilo puts it behind for another corner.

  • 76'

    Great play from Isco releases Joaquin, who wins a corner.

  • 75'

    Martinez connects with a suberb James Rodriguez free-kick, but just directs the ball wide of the post with his raised boot!

  • 74'

    Porto are starting to get back into the game, although they're struggling to find a way through against a stubborn Malaga defence.

  • 73'

    Santa Cruz replaces the tiring Baptista.

  • 71'

    Atsu looks to make something happen before running into Jesus Gamez on the edge of the area. The ref waves away his appeal for a free-kick.

  • 70'

    Otamendi looks to break clear of a pack of Malaga players and earns a free-kick in his own half.

  • 69'

    Porto make their final change, as Atsu comes on for Alex Sandro.

  • 67'

    Weligton does well to get the ball back to his goalkeeper under pressure from Martinez.

  • 66'

    Toulalon wins a corner as his cross strikes Alex Sandro, but they fail to make good use of it.

  • 65'

    Alex Sandro curls in a deep cross, but Porto are struggling to attack in numbers after Defour's dismissal.

  • 64'

    Toulalon is the latest player to go into the book for a lunge on Lucho.

  • 63'

    Antunes finds himself in space to cross but Porto defend it well.

  • 62'

    Isco latches onto a Toulalon pass in front of goal and, at full stretch, gets it past Helton, but it's just wide of the post.

  • 61'

    Lucho sends a pass forwards for Martinez, but it runs through to the goalkeeper.

  • 60'

    Lucho wins the ball and sends it wide for Rodriguez, but it's just too far ahead of the substitute.

  • 60'

    Isco sends the corner in but Mangala is able to head away from a throw-in.

  • 59'

    Otamendi has to head a cross behind for another corner.

  • 58'

    Isco attempts another shot from similar distance to his first-half effort, but it's well over the bar.

  • 58'

    Varela is replaced by Maicon.

  • 57'

    Otamendi makes a shoddy clearance and nearly allows Saviola to score, but the striker's control lets him down.

  • 56'

    Mangala makes a good sliding tackle on Joaquin. as the winger races down the right.

  • 55'

    Varela looks to drill in a cross but it's cleared away from a throw-in.

  • 54'

    Helton claims a cross but then gives the ball to Iturra, who can't take advantage as his attempt at a cross is blocked.

  • 53'

    Varela looks to break down the right but throws himself to the ground in search of a free-kick. The ref rightly waves away the appeal.

  • 51'

    Porto are just looking to find their footing now.

  • 49'

    Defour gets a second yellow! The ref certainly made no mistake there as he tripped Joaquin after being beaten.

  • 48'

    Saviola is ruled offside as Malaga make an early foray into the final third.

  • 46'

    Otamendi leaps over the top of Baptista in an attempt to head the ball and falls on his face, requiring treatment.

  • 46'



    James Rodriguez comes on for Joao Moutinho, who is presumably injured.


    Gabriele Marcotti, summing up the mood on the disallowed goal, tweets: "I have no idea why Rizzoli disallowed Saviola's goal. Feel bad for Malaga."


    Isco celebrates giving Malaga the lead


    ESPN's Spain correspondent Dermot Corrigan adds: "Malaga overcame Porto rush start & grew into game. Good goal ruled out, then Isco screamer for deserved lead"


    ESPN contributor Andy Brassell tweets: "Listen to the noise at La Rosaleda! Amazing. Porto a little careless with the ball, but Toulalan has been immense thus far."


    In truth, neither side has been overly impressive so far, but Malaga increasingly took control as the game wore on.


    Malaga are deservedly level on aggregate thanks to Isco's excellent strike.

  • 45'


  • 45'

    Mangala does brilliantly to prevent Joaquin making the cut-back.

  • 43'

    Isco scores with a lovely strike from the edge of the area. Well deserved, considering what happened a couple of minutes earlier, and in the previous leg.

  • 43'


  • 40'

    Saviola put the ball into the empty net.

  • 40'

    It's a poor decision as Baptista looked to have been fouled by Danilo as the ball came in, but the ref seems to feel that the goalkeeper was impeded.

  • 40'

    Malaga put the ball in the back of the net, but the ref's ruled it out!

  • 39'

    The ball looks to drop for Lucho in the area, but the Malaga defence does enough.

  • 38'

    Danilo goes down as Porto break from a Toulalan challenge. It's a clear dive, and the ref spots it, but fails to book him.

  • 38'

    Joaquin receives the ball out on the right, but he again fails to make good use of it.

  • 36'

    From the second corner, Helton is able to claim.

  • 36'

    Joquin's corner is poor, and headed away, but the ball comes to Antunes, whose powerful drive is tipped over!

  • 35'

    Malaga win a corner from Mangala.

  • 34'

    Joaquin loses possession, and Porto break, but Varela's cross goes straight behind for a goal kick.

  • 33'

    Moutinho puts the ball into the centre, but it's easily headed clear.

  • 32'

    ...and another booking, as Jesus Gamez takes out Alex Sandro as he looked to race down the left flank.

  • 31'

    Isco finds Saviola, but the forward hits it behind for a goal kick. Poor effort.

  • 31'

    Joaquin has the chance to chip the ball across goal but attempts a shot, which ends up behind the goal. Bad decision.

  • 30'

    Alex Sandro is the third Porto player to be booked as he takes out Saviola.

  • 30'

    Moutinho does well to beat two players but he's blocked off as he enters the area.

  • 28'

    Demichelis picks up a booking after going through the back of Jackson Martinez.

  • 27'

    At the other end, Defour tries a shot from outside the area but hooks it over the bar.

  • 26'

    Saviola looks to be clear through on goal, but he's just offside as the pass comes through.

  • 24'

    Defour is booked for a high boot on Isco.

  • 24'

    Malaga get the corner clear.

  • 23'

    Lucho tries a shot but it takes a deflection from Iturra. Corner kick.

  • 23'

    Iturra goes down in apparent agony after Defour tapped his calf off the ball. The ref doesn't seem overly interested.

  • 22'

    A further attempt at a cross from Saviola, made at full stretch, goes straight to the goalkeeper.

  • 21'

    Saviola takes a quick throw-in and finds Joaquin in the box, but there's no one in the centre as the winger looks to play a pass across the face of goal.

  • 19'

    Several players challenge for the corner but Malaga break away.

  • 19'

    Porto win a corner.

  • 18'

    Malaga fail to make anything of the free-kick.

  • 17'

    Otamendi is booked for a two-footed tackle on Antunes. He's a little lucky there.

  • 15'

    Isco fires a ball across the field to the edge of the penalty area, and Saviola's header goes out for a throw-in. Malaga need to up their game a little.

  • 14'

    Martinez's boot is high and he makes contact with Iturra's head. Unlike at Old Trafford, the ref is happy with a free-kick.

  • 12'

    Baptista rises to meet the free-kick but his header loops over the bar.

  • 12'

    Baptista wins a free-kick for Malaga and Isco will look to launch it into the box.

  • 11'

    Alex Sandro produces some magic down the left but Demichelis does well to snuff out the danger.

  • 11'

    Iturra is caught in possession but gets away with it.

  • 9'

    At the other end, Danilo fires over the bar from an acute angle. Half a chance for the visitors.

  • 8'

    Joaquin runs clear for Malaga as he looks to latch onto a pass over the top, but he just fails to bring the ball down with only the goalkeeper to beat!

  • 7'

    Welligton does well to deny Martinez as he looks to get a shot away.

  • 6'

    Toulalan misplaces a pass as Malaga look to start an attack and Iturra gives away a free-kick.

  • 5'

    Isco robs the full-back and looks to break away, but he just knocks the ball out of play.

  • 3'

    Malaga get the corner clear.

  • 2'

    Moutinho floats a pass to Varela on the right of the area but he's quickly crowded out. Weliigton concedes the corner.

  • 2'

    Joaquin looks to get away down the right, but Alex Sandro tidies up.


    KICK OFF Porto get the game underway!


    Tweet from ESPN's Spain correspondent, Dermot Corrigan: "Malaga up against it, no wins & just 1 goal in their last 4 games. Porto 16 games unbeaten, back to PSG in last CL group round."


    Porto: Helton, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Joao Moutinho, Fernando, Gonzalez, Varela, Martinez, Defour. Subs: Fabiano, Maicon, Andre Castro, Rodriguez, Izmailov, Liedson, Atsu.


    Malaga: Willy, Jesus Gamez, Demichelis, Weligton, Antunes, Joaquin, Toulalan, Iturra, Isco, Julio Baptista, Saviola. Subs: Kameni, Lugano, Camacho, Fernandez, Piazon, Sergio Sanchez, Santa Cruz.


    For Porto, meanwhile, James Rodriguez has to settle for a place on the bench, with Steven Defour in the starting line-up.


    Isco and Joaquin, rested at the weekend, come back into the starting line-up for the hosts, who have Javier Saviola in attack. On-loan Chelsea attacker Lucas Piazon is on the bench along with Roque Santa Cruz.


    Julio Baptista has been named in the Malaga starting line-up, with Eliseu - who was thought to have recovered from injury - missing out on a place in the squad.


    Porto boss Vitor Pereira, meanwhile, has vowed to attack Malaga, knowing an away goal could prove vital.


    However, they will have to overturn a 1-0 defeat from the first leg and rediscover their form, which has slipped since the turn of the year.


    Malaga look to continue their impressive season, despite serious off-field problems, as they host Porto.


    Live commentary will appear here from 1945 GMT.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Malaga

  • 10(5)

  • 29

  • 16

  • 51%


  • FC Porto

  • 9(1)

  • 27

  • 17

FC Porto

POS No Name


1 Helton


2 Danilo


22 Eliaquim Mangala


26 Alex Sandro
27 Christian Atsu


30 Nicolás Otamendi


3 Lucho González


8 João Moutinho
10 James Rodríguez


25 Fernando


9 Jackson Martínez


17 Silvestre Varela
4 Maicon


35 Steven Defour
POS No Name
G 24 Fabiano
D 4 Maicon
M 6 André Castro
M 10 James Rodríguez
M 15 Marat Izmailov
M 27 Christian Atsu
F 19 Liédson

Match Stats

  • Malaga
  • FC Porto
10(5) Shots (on goal) 9(1)
16 Fouls 17
8 Corner kicks 2
6 Offsides 3
51% Time of Possession 49%
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
1 Saves 3

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