Wednesday March 13, 2013 Last 16 Finished Estadio La Rosaleda

Málaga CF 2 - 0 FC Porto

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    Time:90'
    • Málaga CF
    • FC Porto
    • 90+4' FULL-TIME. Malaga book their place in the last eight in their debut campaign in the competition.
    • 90+3' Piazon is played through but his touch is too heavy and a chance to wrap up the win goes begging.
    • 90+2' Here come Porto... Rodriguez shoots.... straight at Willy.
    • 90+1' Isco drills in a shot at goal... great save. Four minutes have been added.
    • 90' We're into added time. One goal for Porto would send them through.
    • 89' Joaquin replaced by Ignacio Camacho.
    • 88' Malaga so close now to continuing their CL adventure.
    • 87' Malaga dropping deeper now as we edge closer to the final whistle.
    • 86' Corner fizzed into the area by Isco but easily gathered by Helton. It looked like a shot!
    • 85' Five minutes plus added time for Porto but Malaga still looking the most likely.
    • 84' Malaga being watched tonight by Hollywood star, Antonio Banderas.
    • 83' Mangala booked.
    • 82' Martinez from distance... blocked to safety. But Porto pushing now. they need to gamble here if they want to remain in the Champions League.
    • 81' Santa Cruz bursts through... but he's offside too. The game is opening up now.
    • 80' DISALLOWED GOAL! Another free-kick to PORTO... Rodriguez clips it in and Maicon heads home - but he's offside.
    • 79' Porto looking to respond and Willy does well to punch Danilo's cross clear of his area.
    • 78' MALAGA SUB: Piazon on for Saviola.
    • 77' GOAL! 2-0 Malaga. Santa Cruz leaps highest to thump a header into the bottom corner. What an impact by the on-loan Man City striker. That's nine for the season and what a moment that could be. He's only been on the pitch three minutes.
    • 77' Back up the other end and it's a corner to Malaga.
    • 76' WHAT A CHANCE! Rodriguez clips in a sublime ball that Martinez ghosts onto and hooks a volley over Willy... but it's wide of the far post.
    • 75' Free-kick to Porto. Chance to load it into the box and see what happens....
    • 74' MALAGA SUB: Baptista replaced by Santa Cruz.
    • 74' Santa Cruz warming up on the touchline. It looks like Malaga may be about to make their first change.
    • 73' Still 1-0 in both of tonight's other games too. Millwall beating Blackburn in the FA Cup and Arsenal ahead in Munich in the CL.
    • 72' Porto enjoying their best spell of the half but it's still all-quiet for Willy in the Malaga goal.
    • 71' Twenty minutes for someone to find a goal or we are heading into extra-time.
    • 70' Sandro replaced by Christian Atsu.
    • 68' Porto about to make their final substitution of the night.
    • 67' The one bright spark is Isco. Every time the youngster picks up the ball it looks like something might happen. Porto doing their best to thwart him - Malaga trying to feed him the supply.
    • 66' Another corner is wasted by the hosts.
    • 65' You can see why Malaga went 350 minutes without a goal prior to Saturday. Lots of possession but no cutting edge in the final third.
    • 64' On Twitter @GuillemBalague is watching Malaga pushing for that all-important second goal. He tweeted: "Malaga being pushed by a nation+a very noisy stadium.Uff, the responsibility!But working -lots of commitment. Quality in last third needed."
    • 63' Jeremy Toulalan booked for a lunge on Lucho.
    • 62' Saviola plays a delightful pass into Isco who beats Helton to the ball with a sliding effort that smashes into the side netting. Unlucky.
    • 61' And still Malaga probe. We've seen very little of Porto as an attacking force since the red card.
    • 60' An hour gone. Who's going through here? Tweet your views or make a comment below and we'll publish the best in the live commentrary. Paul Hassall (Paul_Hassall) on Twitter
    • 59' Another corner to Malaga. This time it's nodded to safety. The pressure is mounting.
    • 58' A corner is lifted to the edge of the box where Isco chest it down before crashing a shot well over the top. Clever idea from the hosts.
    • 57' PORTO SUB: Maicon on for Varela.
    • 56' Saviola gets in behind the defence.... great block by Otamendi. A goal-saving challenge.
    • 56' As you would expect, Malaga probing now but still struggling to creat real chances of note.
    • 55' Photo on Twitter via @championsleague: ISCO celebrates the opener. PHOTO: ISCO scores for Malaga
    • 54' Isco feeds Joaquin on the right but his cross is too close to Helton.
    • 53' Its' been an awful 10 minutes or so either side of the interval for Porto. They conceded a goal, lost Moutinho at the break and have since been reduced to 10-men following Defour's dismissal.
    • 52' STAT ALERT: Porto's next defeat in UEFA competition will be their 100th.
    • 51' It was a really poor tackle by Defour who was walking a tightrope in the first period. He made three or four challenges that could have resulted in a caution and was lucky to last as long as he did in the end.
    • 50' Free-kick to Malaga on the right about 35 yards from goal. It's clipped in by Antunes but his delivery is easily swept clear.
    • 49' RED CARD! Joaquin upended by Defour who receives a second yellow card. Porto down to 10-men.
    • 48' A break in play ensues after Otamendi lands awkwardly jumping for a header. He leaves the pitch for treatment and the game continues.
    • 47' Porto sub: Moutinho replaced by James Rodriguez. A blow for the visitors.
    • 46' The game restarts. Malaga 1-0 ahead on the night. All-square on aggregate.
    • 45' HALF-TIME. 1-0 to Malaga in a game that burst into life just before the break.
    • 45' Joaquin bursts into the area on the right but his cut back just eludes Saviola. Porto don't know what has hit them here.
    • 44' That was Isco's third goal in this season's CL. The player voted as the best youngster in the world last year is continuing to enhance his burgeoning reputation.
    • 43' GOAL! Malaga lead. Isco collects a pass 30 yards from goal before lifting a sublime curling shot over Helton and into the far corner of the net. GAME ON!
    • 41' It's all Malaga now.
    • 40' The sense of injustice seems to have lifted Malaga's level and they are pouring forward now.
    • 39' GOAL DISALLOWED! Saviola puts the ball in the back after Helton spills a cross but the ref deems it to be a foul on the Brazilian stopper. Porto very lucky to escape.
    • 38' UPDATE. A goal on the stroke of half-time for Millwall in the FA Cup. Danny Shittu on target. 1-0 to the Lions at the interval. Blackburn Rovers v Millwall: LIVE
    • 37' Very, very little to report. A lot of late tackles and stoppages that have denied either team from developing any rhythm.
    • 36' First corner to Malaga... it's headed clear to the edge of the area where Antunes takes one touch and hammers in a shot that Helton is forced to tip over the bar.
    • 35' Varela shoots! Well wide of target.
    • 34' The free-kick on the left is delivered but doesn't get past the first man. It sums up the night so far.
    • 33' Jesus Gamez booked for a crude tackle on the marauding Sandro.
    • 32' Malaga are showing some signs of life in the final third but their delivery so far has been awful. Saviola is the latest frontman to curl in a cross that flies harmlessly out of play.
    • 31' Joaquin showing neat skills on the right but he opts to shoot from an implausible angle and the ball drifts out of play. A cross was surely the only option there.
    • 30' Alex Sandro is the next player in the book for a poor challenge on Saviola. The cautions are mounting up.
    • 29' Demichelis cautioned for crashing through Martinez from behind and taking his standing leg.
    • 28' STAT ALERT: Porto's 38 games against Spanish sides have given them the record W13 D5 L20. In Spain it is W5 D2 L11, although they have won on three of their last six visits, losing only once.
    • 27' This time Joaquin looks for the early ball and sets Saviola rampaging clear... but the flag is up for offside. A close call.
    • 26' A mazy run from Joaquin sees him slalom from right to left but he can't carve out an opening and another niggly free-kick stops play, again.
    • 25' Defour booked for a high boot. It's a caution that's been coming for the Belgian midfielder.
    • 24' Lucho lines it up from distance. - deflected for another corner to Porto.
    • 23' Porto deploying a 4-3-3 system that keeps reverting to 4-5-1. Looking ahead of their defensive quartet, Lucho Gonzalez, Fernando, Moutinho, Defour, Martinez and Silvestre Varela are all players with a goal in them. Not that you'd know that on the evidence so far.
    • 22' Still goalless in the FA Cup. Blackburn Rovers v Millwall: LIVE
    • 21' Demichelis with a thumping header clear. Magnificent leap by the defender to clear the danger.
    • 20' Back up the other end and it's a corner to Porto.
    • 19' Otamendi's caution was for a nasty challenge on Antunes.
    • 18' A free-kick 30 yards from goal is clipped in by Malaga but it hits the wall and is easily cleared. A wasted opportunity there.
    • 17' Otamendi booked for a late challenge.
    • 16' Both sides guilty of squandering possession in these openign exchanges. Nerves?
    • 15' STAT ALERT: Helton and Nicolas Otamendi have played every minute of Porto's campaign.
    • 14' This is new territory for Malaga. They've never before had to overturn a first-leg away defeat in European competition. The Spanish side have kept eight clean sheets in their 11 home games in Europe, including six in succession (a run of 688 minutes) before the matchday six draw against Anderlecht.
    • 13' Manuel Iturra is floored by a high boot from Martinez. Free-kick and a wary looking Iturra gets to his feet rubbing his head.
    • 12' It's eventually floated into the box where Baptista rises and loops a header well wide of target.
    • 11' Free-kick to Malaga just inside the Porto half.
    • 10' Defour skips down the left but can't find a way past Demichelis who does well to clear his lines under pressure.
    • 9' STAT ALERT: Malaga have hosted Portuguese visitors once. They beat Boavista 1-0 in the 2002-03 UEFA Cup quarter-finals, only to lose away by the same scoreline and bow out on penalties in their only previous European campaign.
    • 8' Jeremy Toulalan clips a pass right through the middle for Joaquin who is left completely free but can't control the dropping pass. Helton out to sweep up for Porto.
    • 7' Players looking to avoid a yellow tonight and a potential suspension for the first-leg of the last eight? MALAGA: Manuel Iturra and Weligton. PORTO: None.
    • 6' Both sides feeling their way into this one. Not much action of note as of yet.
    • 5' UPDATE: Stunning start for Arsenal in Munich. 1-0 to the Gunners. Giroud on target. Bayern Munich v Arsenal: LIVE
    • 4' The home side need to score tonight but recent form suggests they may have their work cut out. The Boquerones had gone 350 minutes without a goal in all competitions before Demichelis' early header at Valladolid.
    • 3' The referee tonight is the Italian, Nicola Rizzoli.
    • 2' Just one change from the match in Portugal for Malaga. Saviola in for Roque Santa Cruz who drops to the bench. And one switch for Porto too, with Steven Defour coming into the midfield in place of Marat Izmailov.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 19.34 It's almost showtime. Can Malaga continue their Champions League adventure on their maiden voyage in the competition or will the old stagers FC Porto book another last eight berth? It's still all to play for as we await kick off at 19.45 GMT.
    • 19.30 Eslewhere on Twitter, Spanish football expert, @UEFAcomGrahamH is soaking up the pre-match atmosphere. He's tweeted: "Right now it feels like Barack Obama's script writers are leading the home fans in their chants. "Si se puede" or, "Yes we can" is echoing round this ground as the Malaga faithful try to drown out a noisy travelling contingent."
    • 19.23 What about domestic matters? There's the small matter of an FA Cup replay between two Championship sides desperate to set-up a semi-final showdown with Wigan at Wembley. Blackburn Rovers v Millwall: LIVE
    • 19.20 On the COMMENTS below: Wade is tipping a 2-1 win for Porto and La Liga football writer, @andywest01 is in agreement on Twitter. He's tweeted: "I don't think Malaga will make it - I think Porto will score and that will do it. But that's what I said about Barca-Milan last night..."
    • 19.15 Elsewhere in the Champions League tonight, Arsenal will attempt to pull off the improbable when they visit Bayern Munich trailing by a 3-1 first-leg deficit. Bayern Munich v Arsenal: LIVE
    • 19.10 Meanwhile, FC Porto boss, Vitor Pereira reckons an away goal could prove decisive. He told his pre-match press conference: "Our experience doesn't guarantee that we will win – what is really important is our quality. I believe in our work, both individually and as a group. We know what we can do and that Malaga will want to score early. We don't play to defend a lead. We are competitive, while they are going to take risks. If we can score we will put them under pressure."
    • 19.05 Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has spoken of the need for patience as his side look to inflict a first defeat on FC Porto in three months. He told reporters: "It is important not to concede. There is a lot of expectation in Malaga as we have the chance to get through to the next stage and we are focused on qualifying. We need to be patient and we must not allow ourselves to be affected by nerves. We need to score a goal - the sooner the better."
    • 19.00 Share your pre-match views on Twitter? Could one of these sides be dark horses to win the competition? Which team is going to progress tonight? Tweet your views or make a comment below and we'll publish the best in the live commentrary. Tweet Paul Hassall with your Malaga v Porto views
    • 18.55 As for Malaga, they were held to a 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid on Saturday. Martin Demichelis got the opener for the visitors but Manucho struck just before the interval to snare a share of the spoils for Manuel Pellegrini's fourth-place side. Spanish Liga standings
    • 18.53 Porto warmed up for this last 16 clash with a routine 2-0 win over GD Estoril-Praia on Friday. The result extends their unbeaten run to 16 matches. Portuguese SuperLiga standings
    • 18.50 Malaga reinstate Isco and Joaquin to their starting XI after resting the duo at the weekend. Julio Baptista has recovered from a hamstring strain and will form part of the attack with Javier Saviola. Eliseu is ruled out with strained knee ligaments. Moutinho returns to the Porto line-up after missing their last two matches with a thigh injury. Hot-shot Jackson Martinez, who has netted 23 goals in 22 appearances in the Portuguese Liga, leads the line.
    • 18.45 FC Porto come into the second-leg defending a 1-0 lead from the first encounter when Joao Moutinho netted the winner.
    • 18.44 Confirmed teams: MALAGA: Willy, Gamez, Weligton, Demichelis, Antunes, Joaquin, Toulalan, Iturra, Isco, Saviola, Baptista...SUBS: Kameni, Lugano, Sergio Sanchez, Camacho, Piazon, Seba, Santa Cruz. /// FC PORTO: Helton, Danilo, Mangala, Sandro, Otamendi, Gonzalez, Moutinho, Fernando, Defour, Martinez, Varela SUBS: Fabiano, Maicon, Castro, Izmailov, Rodriguez, Liedson, Atsu.
    • 18.43 Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's Champions League last 16 showdown between Malaga and FC Porto at the Estadio La Rosaleda.
  • Summary

    • 80' DISALLOWED GOAL! Another free-kick to PORTO... Rodriguez clips it in and Maicon heads home - but he's offside.
    • 77' GOAL! 2-0 Malaga. Santa Cruz leaps highest to thump a header into the bottom corner. What an impact by the on-loan Man City striker. That's nine for the season and what a moment that could be. He's only been on the pitch three minutes.
    • 76' WHAT A CHANCE! Rodriguez clips in a sublime ball that Martinez ghosts onto and hooks a volley over Willy... but it's wide of the far post.
    • 49' RED CARD! Joaquin upended by Defour who receives a second yellow card. Porto down to 10-men.
    • 43' GOAL! Malaga lead. Isco collects a pass 30 yards from goal before lifting a sublime curling shot over Helton and into the far corner of the net. GAME ON!
    • 39' GOAL DISALLOWED! Saviola puts the ball in the back after Helton spills a cross but the ref deems it to be a foul on the Brazilian stopper. Porto very lucky to escape.
    • 18.44 Confirmed teams: MALAGA: Willy, Gamez, Weligton, Demichelis, Antunes, Joaquin, Toulalan, Iturra, Isco, Saviola, Baptista...SUBS: Kameni, Lugano, Sergio Sanchez, Camacho, Piazon, Seba, Santa Cruz. /// FC PORTO: Helton, Danilo, Mangala, Sandro, Otamendi, Gonzalez, Moutinho, Fernando, Defour, Martinez, Varela SUBS: Fabiano, Maicon, Castro, Izmailov, Rodriguez, Liedson, Atsu.
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