Sergio Oliveira scored two goals in a historic win for Porto
Sergio Oliveira’s 115th-minute goal shocked Juventus as he sent Porto on away goals in a stunning Champions League round of 16.
Oliveira’s long-range free-kick in the second half of extra time went through Cristiano Ronaldo’s legs at the Juventus wall to make it 2-2 on the night and give Porto a double-leg lead.
Adrien Rabiot’s header two minutes later gave the Italian champions hope, except that Porto goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin scored a stunning save in the final moments to ensure the Portuguese champions scored the away goals despite a 3-2 win in the return leg against Juventus.
Porto took a 3-1 lead with Oliveira’s 19-minute penalty after Merih Demiral Porto’s defeated Mehdi Taremi.
But Juventus’ Federico Chiesa found the corner from an acute angle in the 49th minute before Taremi showed a second yellow card for throwing the ball away.
And Chiesa headed a cross from Juan Cuadrado after 63 minutes to level the draw overall.
It looked like Juventus were taking advantage of their man advantage, but Porto defended superbly to take advantage of extra time in the game where Oliveira tied the tie.
Juventus scored away goals for the second time in a row during this period.
Win Shades of 2004 in Epic Porto
Costinha’s last-minute free kick against Manchester United in 2004 ensured that an unimaginative side from Porto reached the quarter-finals against Manchester United on a historic night for the Portuguese club, which won the Champions League that season.
And 17 years later, it was Oliveira who put his name in the history books, with Juventus keeper Wojciech Szczesny unable to parry his low blow.
Porto appeared to have thwarted their chances of progress when Iranian striker Taremi was shown two quick yellow cards for late challenge and unsportsmanlike conduct early in the second half.
But after Juventus had equalized the overall draw in the 63rd minute, a combination of stoic defense and luck kept Andrea Pirlo’s side in check.
Morata saw there was no goal in stoppage time while Cuadrado hit the crossbar with seconds left of normal time.
Juventus still had chances in the extra 30 minutes, but it was Sergio Conceicao’s side who scored against the run of the game to reach the last eight for the second time in three seasons.
Andrea Pirlos Juventus is third in Serie A, 10 points behind leaders Inter
Pressure on Pirlo
Eyebrows were raised when former Juve midfielder Pirlo was named manager of the Italian giants last summer despite the World Cup winner having no managerial experience.
His team’s results this season have been, to put it lightly, inconsistent.
Juventus are in the Coppa Italia final, but in the league, the side that have won the last nine Serie A titles look a shadow of their former selves.
With a worrying 10-point deficit on leaders Inter Milan, Pirlo’s position at the top has been repeatedly challenged.
An expected home win against Porto would have temporarily silenced critics. Instead, the voices against the former Juventus and Milan midfielder are expected to get louder.
Rare free kick goal in Europe for Porto – the stats
- After beating Lyon in the first leg for the first time since the 2003/04 quarter-finals, Porto prevailed in the Champions League and won the competition that season.
- Porto have not scored any wins in the last 14 away games in the knockout phase of the Champions League (D4 L10) and conceded two or more goals ten times in this run.
- There were only 104 seconds between Oliveira’s free-kick goal in the 115th minute and Adrien Rabiot’s header in the 117th minute.
- Chiesa became the first Italian to score twice in a Champions League game for Juventus since Alessandro Del Piero against Real Madrid in November 2008, and the first in a knockout game for Juve since Filippo Inzaghi against Manchester United in April 1999.
- No Porto player has scored more penalties in the Champions League than Oliveira (three). Oliveira also scored Porto’s first direct free kick in the competition since Casemiro against Basel in March 2015.
- Juventus’ Cuadrado became the first player since Mesut Ozil for Real Madrid against Spurs in April 2011 to have 12 chances in a single Champions League game.
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- 19thBonucciReplaced byde Ligtat the 75 ‘protocol
- 12thWolf Silva
- 8thRamseyReplaced byMcKennieat the 75 ‘protocol
- 25thRabiotBooked at 114 minutes
- 5ArthurReplaced byKulusevskiat the 102 ‘protocol
- 22ndchurchBooked at 90 minutesReplaced byBernardeschiat the 102 ‘protocolBooked at 103 minutes
- 7thCristiano Ronaldo
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- 36From Pardo
- 18thManafá Jancó
- 19thMbembaBooked at 120 minutes
- 12thSanusiReplaced byDiazat the 71 ‘protocol
- 17thJM CoronaReplaced byMonteiro Pinto Leiteat the 118 ‘protocol
- 27OliveiraBooked at 97 minutesReplaced byLoumat the 118 ‘protocol
- 8thUribeReplaced byGrujicat the 90 ‘protocol
- 25thOtávioBooked at 45 minutesReplaced bySarrat the 62 ‘protocol
- 11MaregaReplaced byMartínezat the 105 ‘protocol
- 9TaremiBooked at 54 minutes
- 4thMonteiro Pinto Leite
- 28Felipe Anderson
- 30thfrom Lima Barbosa
- 31Chipela Gomes
- 99Meireles Costa
End of game, Juventus 3, FC Porto 2.
The second half extra time ends, Juventus 3, FC Porto 2.
Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Toni Martínez (FC Porto).
Foul by Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus).
Luis Díaz (FC Porto) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Chancel Mbemba (FC Porto) is shown the yellow card.
Missed attempt. Adrien Rabiot (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Prepared by Alex Sandro.
Corner, Juventus. The corner was caused by Wilson Manafá.
Attempt blocked. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Juventus. The corner was caused by Diogo Leite.
Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Juventus).
Marko Grujic (FC Porto) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, FC Porto. Mamadou Loum replaces Sérgio Oliveira.
Substitution, FC Porto. Diogo Leite replaces Corona.
Goal! Juventus 3, FC Porto 2. Adrien Rabiot (Juventus) header from the center of the penalty area into the top left corner. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Juventus. The corner was caused by Agustín Marchesín.
Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) left footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the lower left corner. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi with a cross.
Corner, Juventus. The corner was caused by Corona.
Goal! Juventus 2, FC Porto 2. Sérgio Oliveira (FC Porto) after a free kick with his right foot in the lower left corner.