Wednesday October 19, 2011 Group Stage: Group G Finished Estádio do Dragăo

FC Porto 1 - 1 APOEL Nicosia

  • Hulk 13’
  • Aílton 19’

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  1. APOEL earn point at Porto

    APOEL earn point at Porto

    APOEL Nicosia earned a deserved point in Group G after a 1-1 draw against two-times European champions Porto at the Estadio do Dragao. More

  • Live Commentary

    • FC Porto
    • APOEL Nicosia
    • 90+4' And that's the final whistle. What a result for APOEL!
    • 90+3' Hulk boots the ball away and goes into the book.
    • 90+3' Adorno could have won it with his first touch but Helton blocks his shot.
    • 90+2' Trickovski is replaced by Adorno.
    • 90+1' Varela's cross flashes right across the face of goal.
    • 90' Three minutes of stoppage time will be played.
    • 86' Oooh, Ailton's header is straight at the keeper. What a chance.
    • 83' Bit of a scuffle breaks out between the teams. Yellow cards are shown to Kaka and Guarin.
    • 80' Trickovski is caught offside.
    • 79' Hulk sends a header a couple of yards over the bar. Good effort.
    • 78' Moutinho is replaced by Defour.
    • 77' Alvaro is booked for stopping APOEL for taking a throw-in quickly. That's Porto's sixth booking.
    • 75' Hulk thumps a free-kick towards goal but it's a long way wide. Is there a harder striker of a ball?
    • 72' Sapunaru chops down Trickovski and picks up a booking.
    • 71' Jahic replaces Manduca for APOEL.
    • 69' Double change for the hosts. Fernando is off for Belluschi, while Rodrigues is off for Varela.
    • 63' Really good chance for the visitors. Nuno Morais stole the ball from Nicolas Otamendi and raced clear, before seeing his shot saved by Helton at his near post.
    • 57' Now Kleber sees a shot saved by Urko. He could have done better there.
    • 56' Hulk fizzes a shot just wide after cutting in from the right.
    • 55' Moutinho shoots from distance but it's easy for Urko.
    • 54' It's another booking for a dive. This time Rodriguez is the culprit. Looked a bit harsh that one.
    • 51' APOEL are making a goalkeeping change. Urko on for Chiotis.
    • 49' Charalambides takes it. It goes under the wall but is well gathered by Helton.
    • 48' Rolando is booked for chopping down Ailton. It's a free-kick just outside the box.
    • 47' Trickovski goes into the book for diving.
    • 46' Offside against Ailton.
    • 46' No changes for either team and the second half is under way.
    • 45+3' That's the half-time whistle.
    • 45+2' Kleber is booked for diving on the edge of the box. Good spot by the referee.
    • 44' Guarin has an effort from distance but it goes a long way wide.
    • 42' Kleber header is saved at the second attempt by Chiotis.
    • 33' Rodriguez tries to sneak one in at the near post, but Chiotis palms it out for a corner.
    • 30' What a chance. Oliveira meets Manduca's free-kick but heads his effort wide.
    • 29' Otamendi is booked for upending Ailton.
    • 27' Pinto goes into the book after catching Rodriguez. He can have no complaints.
    • 24' Porto claims for a handball in the box as a corner is floated in are turned down. Seen them given.
    • 18' It was APOEL's first effort on goal.
    • 18' Ailton is the scorer, letting fly from the edge of the box and leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.
    • 18' It's 1-1!
    • 13' It was an outrageous effort from Hulk. Not too many players would have attempted to go for goal from that distance and angle.
    • 13' Hulk took a free-kick 30 yards out and it bounced in front of the goalkeeper who makes a complete hash of it. Awful goalkeeping.
    • 13' Porto are in front - Hulk is the scorer!
    • 12' From the resulting corner, Chiotis flaps at the ball and it's cleared from close to the goalline. It may even have hit a post.
    • 11' Good save by Chiotis to keep out Kleber's half-volley.
    • 9' He's going to soldier on.
    • 7' Chiotis dives bravely at the feet of Kleber and he's injured for his troubles.
    • 6' Guarin gives the ball away but Trickovski can't take advantage.
    • 4' It comes to nothing as Porto clear the danger.
    • 3' Apoel win an early corner after good work by Ailton.
    • 1' The first half gets under way.
    • 19:45 Tonight's referee is Antony Gautier from France. It's his first ever Champions League game.
    • 19:42 Out come the teams. Kick-off is just a few minutes away.
    • 19:28 Not long now until kick-off. Who do you fancy to win?
    • 19:04 ''Porto is still a very strong team. The difference is that APOEL is stronger now than it was two years ago,'' he said.
    • 19:03 Helio Pinto, one of two Portuguese players at APOEL, believes the Cypriot club has improved since the two teams met in the 2009/10 group stage.
    • 19:03 APOEL come into this game on the back of a 1-0 defeat in the league to AEL Limassol, their first defeat in nine matches.
    • 19:03 Kléber has not featured since injuring his left shoulder at Zenit, but he is back tonight.
    • 19:02 Porto were in imperious form on the road last Saturday, winning by 8-0 against CA Pero Pinheiro in the Portugese Cup fourth round.
    • 19:02 Interestingly, a Portuguese side has never been beaten by Cypriot opposition at club level.
    • 19:01 APOEL are the surprise leaders of the group following the first two rounds of matches after they recorded a win over Zenit St Petersburg and then salvaged a point away at Shakhtar Donetsk.
    • 19:00 Welcome to LIVE coverage of tonight's Champions League Group G game between FC Porto and APOEL Nicosia at the Estadio do Dragao.
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    Manager: Vítor Pereira

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    Manager: Ivan Jovanovic

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