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FC Porto 2 – 0 Lille Full Match Report

Portuguese giants FC Porto took on French Club Lille OSC and with an important 1-0 victory from the first leg, cruised to a 3-0 aggregate win at home on Wednesday night.

Lille never really threatened to take the match and once again, the Liga Portugal club will now feature in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.

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The both squads performances could be described as average. There have been only a few stirring situations and the fans have probably expected more from this game. The control of the game belonged to the home side. The hosts displayed good teamplay with a lot of passes. The visiting side patiently waited on their own half to take the ball off the opponent and to hit them on the break.
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There will be no more action today because the referee signals for the end of the match.
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Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto) works the corner short.
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Hector Herrera (FC Porto) hammers the ball goalwards from about 25 metres. The shot directed to the top left corner is thwarted by Vincent Enyeama (Lille) who pulls off a decent save. The ball goes behind the goal line. FC Porto are awarded a corner kick.
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Svein Moen blows his whistle and signals a foul after Hector Herrera (FC Porto) brought his opponent down.
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We will have 3 min. of added time.
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Franck Beria (Lille) picks up a yellow card.
89′
A lofted cross into the box, produced by Pape Souare (Lille), was unsuccessful as the defence made a clearance. The ball is behind the goal line. Fabiano (FC Porto) takes a goal kick.
87′
Pape Souare (Lille) did his best to latch on to a crossfield pass, but it was too long and goes out of play. It’s a throw-in.
86′
 
Marcos Lopes (Lille) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
86′
Marcos Lopes (Lille) is trying to send the ball in front of the goal, but the opposition’s defence averts the threat. The ball has crossed the goal line. Lille are awarded a corner kick.
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The manager has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Pereira Ricardo (FC Porto) replacing Casemiro (FC Porto).
82′
Ryan Mendes (Lille) was the quickest one to orientate himself inside the box and leaps to connect with a cross from the corner kick. He produces a fine header, but it flies narrowly wide of the left post.
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Corner kick. Marcos Lopes (Lille) steps up to execute it.
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Marcos Lopes (Lille) releases a rebound from the edge of the box. He doesn’t manage to get the ball through the players standing between him and the goal. The assistant referee makes a right call and Lille will have a corner.
81′
 
The whistle blows and Simon Kjaer (Lille) is booked for infringement.
80′
Hector Herrera (FC Porto) got a pass, took a nice first touch and struck from around 22 metres. It was a promising attempt, but it went slightly wide of the left post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Lille.
80′
Bruno Martins Indi (FC Porto) produces a quality pass into the box, the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball and spanks it away.
79′
Florent Balmont (Lille) makes a rough challenge, and the referee blows for a foul.
79′
Lille players perform combination football, attempting to create a goal-scoring opportunity, but they will have to wait for that as they just lose possession due to an inaccurate pass.
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The referee gives a time for a substitution. Idrissa Gueye (Lille) heads to be replaced by Jonathan Delaplace (Lille).
75′
Franck Beria (Lille) wins the ball from the corner kick and strikes. The effort lacks accuracy and goes miles wide of the left post. The ball is beyond the goal line and FC Porto will have a goal kick.
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Marcos Lopes (Lille) is going to restart play with a corner kick.
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Ryan Mendes (Lille) attempts to find some of his teammates with a dangerous pass from the edge of the box. The opponent’s defence intercepts the effort and clears the ball to safety. It will be a corner kick for Lille.
73′
Ryan Mendes (Lille) sends a sweet pass into the penalty area, but one of the defenders averts the danger.
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The attendance for today’s match is 38051.
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Manager makes a subsitution with Marcos Lopes (Lille) coming on for Sebastien Corchia (Lille).
70′
 
Yellow card. Ryan Mendes (Lille) goes into the referee’s book after a bad challenge.
69′
 
Goal – 2:0! Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) gets a shot from the edge of the box and scores into the bottom right corner. Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto) provided an assist for a goal.
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An offensive foul by Evandro (FC Porto) was seen by Svein Moen who didn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.
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Substitution. Ryan Mendes (Lille) replaces Nolan Roux (Lille).
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The resulting corner from Sebastien Corchia (Lille) is cleared.
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The opposition’s defence is alert as they clear out a dangerous cross, sent by Marcos Lopes (Lille). Lille have been awarded a corner kick.
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Danilo (FC Porto) commits a sliding tackle while hitting his opponent’s legs. The referee blows his whistle for infringement.
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Ruben Neves (FC Porto) goes off the pitch and Evandro (FC Porto) comes on.
60′
Bruno Martins Indi (FC Porto) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
59′
Idrissa Gueye (Lille) committed an offensive foul and the referee Svein Moen immediately signals a set piece.
59′
Lille now with a spell of possession, but here comes a mistake and the movement is intercepted.
56′
Nolan Roux (Lille) latches on to a sweet cross inside the box and misses with a header high above the bar. The ball is beyond the goal line and FC Porto will have a goal kick.
54′
Idrissa Gueye (Lille) jumps into tackle, but Svein Moen blows his whistle for a foul.
53′
Sebastien Corchia (Lille) attempts to send a cross in order to find one of his teammates. The opposition’s defence averts the danger by intercepting the effort.
52′
Fabiano (FC Porto) reacts well to deny a long-range free kick from Sebastien Corchia (Lille). The effort goes to the left side of the goal, but the goalkeeper is there to stop it.
51′
Maicon (FC Porto) is penalised for tripping, a poor challenge. Svein Moen, blowing his whistle for a foul, makes it clear he won’t tolerate such behaviour. A free kick is given to Lille.
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Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto) converts the free kick from about 23 metres from the goal with a perfectly bend shot that ends inside the right post. The goalkeeper had no chance. What a shot.
47′
Idrissa Gueye (Lille) tripped an opposition player and a free kick is given. FC Porto win a free kick. A promising situation for a direct shot.
47′
Vincent Enyeama (Lille) makes a superb save to deny a header towards the left-hand post which was released by Hector Herrera (FC Porto) after a cross from the side.
46′
Pape Souare (Lille) tackles a bit over-zealously. Svein Moen blows for a foul against his team.
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Referee Svein Moen blows his whistle to start the second half.
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Up to this moment, the game has been rather average in terms of attractiveness. We have been missing more thrilling moments. The hosts were superior in their performance through the first half. They were more active and precise. The home players have more confidence to string together more passes and to keep the ball on their feet. The visiting side rely on their defence and counter-attacks.
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There will be nothing more to see in the first half. The whistle blowing of Svein Moen has ended it.
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1 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
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Like an avalanche. Oliver Torres (FC Porto) is penalised for his attacking foul. Svein Moen has a clear vision and blows the whistle. Oliver Torres (FC Porto) is arguing, but the referee’s decision cannot be changed.
43′
Sebastien Corchia (Lille) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Svein Moen blows his whistle for a foul.
42′
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge by Nolan Roux (Lille). He attempted to win the ball, but he was too aggressive according to the referee.
42′
Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) does his best to catch the ball into the box from a cross, but he isn’t successful.
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The substitution has been made. Diego Reyes (FC Porto) has replaced Alex Sandro (FC Porto).
39′
Fabiano (FC Porto) doesn’t have to worry about that one. Florent Balmont (Lille) puts a cross in towards Nolan Roux (Lille), who is unable to keep his header on target from the centre of the box. He sends the ball far wide of the right post. The ball is beyond the goal line and FC Porto will have a goal kick.
37′
A crossfield pass from Sebastien Corchia (Lille) failed to find any of his teammates. It’s a throw-in for FC Porto.
36′
The referee blows his whistle. Casemiro (FC Porto) makes a foul while attacking.
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The possession of the ball – 64:36.
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Hector Herrera (FC Porto) sprays a pass out to Jackson Martinez (FC Porto), but he can’t beat his man to get to the ball.
30′
Good clearance! Idrissa Gueye (Lille) receives a brilliant short pass and finds himself in a good position inside the box, but he’s been robbed of the ball by one of the defending players.
28′
Svein Moen blows his whistle and it is Hector Herrera (FC Porto) who is penalised for an offensive foul. Good decision by the referee.
28′
Great compatibility between the players from FC Porto. They are passing the ball around but one of the defending players makes an intereception.
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Sebastien Corchia (Lille) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition’s defence.
27′
Florent Balmont (Lille) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by Lille.
26′
The opponent’s defence beautifuly captured the ball and thus avoided the danger from a lofted cross by Sebastien Corchia (Lille). The ball is out of play. Lille will take a throw-in.
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Hector Herrera (FC Porto) takes the corner, but he overhits it and none of his teammates are able to reach the ball.
23′
Danilo (FC Porto) is trying to pass the ball into the penalty area but it’s blocked. The main referee points to the corner flag, FC Porto will take a corner.
21′
The assistant referee’s flag is up because Franck Beria (Lille) didn’t find the way to beat the offside trap.
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The assistant referee raises his flag, and an attacking effort is stopped by the main referee’s whistle. Nolan Roux (Lille) is the one, who got caught in the offside position.
18′
A crossfield pass from Bruno Martins Indi (FC Porto) lacked more accuracy, and the opponent gains possession.
16′
Franck Beria (Lille) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.
15′
Casemiro (FC Porto) and one of his opponents battle for the ball and Casemiro (FC Porto) commits an attacking foul. A quickly taken pass from a free kick by Lille.
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Hector Herrera (FC Porto) takes a free kick from long distance. He sends a nice cross into the box, but his intention is well anticipated by the goalkeeper who comes out to collect the ball.
14′
Svein Moen blows the whistle for a foul. Rio Mavuba (Lille) hacks down one of his opponents. FC Porto will take a free kick.
13′
Hector Herrera (FC Porto) attempts to find one of his teammates with a sweet pass into the box, but one of the defending players reacts well and intercepts the effort.
11′
Franck Beria (Lille) produces a cross from a free kick far from the goal, but it’s intercepted by the keeper.
11′
Alex Sandro (FC Porto) was pulling his opponent’s jersey and was seen by Svein Moen who signals for a set piece. A free kick for Lille. They most likely won’t attempt to directly endanger the goal with this one.
10′
Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) does well to meet a cross from Danilo (FC Porto), but he directs his shot just wide of the left post. The ball is beyond the goal line and Lille will have a goal kick.
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The resulting corner, taken by Hector Herrera (FC Porto), comes to nothing.
8′
Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) tries his luck and takes a shot from inside the box. His effort on goal is blocked by a defender. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, FC Porto are going to take it.
6′
Ruben Neves (FC Porto) finds himself in a great position after a precise pass inside the penalty area. He quickly produces a poorly placed shot that sails way over the crossbar. The ball is beyond the goal line and Lille will have a goal kick.
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Hector Herrera (FC Porto) decided to speed play up with a short corner kick.
6′
Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) is trying to get into the box. He sends a low pass, but the opponent’s defence blocks it and captures the ball. The ball goes behind for a corner. FC Porto will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
5′
Simon Kjaer (Lille) releases a long switch ball across the pitch, but it didn’t find its way to the target.
3′
Nice passing game presented by FC Porto. They are increasing the possession with a series of long passes and waiting for the right moment to create an attacking opportunity.
2′
Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto) is unable to feed a through ball into the path of his teammates. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Lille.
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