“Porto” and “Borussia” of Dortmund win in UEFA CL eighth final duel

Derrick Santistevan
“Porto” footballers Photo: EPA / ESTELA SILVA

In the first round of the Champions League of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League on Wednesday, the victory was won by “Porto” on its field and away – “Borussia” from Dortmund.

“Porto” played Turin’s “Juventus” at home 2: 1 (1: 0). Already in the second minute, Mehdi Taremi received the ball, one of the defenders unsuccessfully trying to stop it, and sent it to the goal, reaching 1: 0 for the home side. 35 minutes into the game, the visitors were forced to a substitution as Giorgio Kjelini couldn’t continue playing due to the rough treatment, forcing Meriham Demiral to come in from the sidelines. Adrianam Rabio had a good opportunity to score the lead goal but the home team’s goalkeeper Agustīns Marčesins saved the ball on the pitch after 41 minutes.

Second half fatal turned out to be guests. Already in the 46th minute Musa Marega vacated the place in the penalty area, received a pass from Wilson Manafas and sent the ball into the lower right corner – 2: 0. 52 minutes into the match, the referee signaled for a Serjiu Oliveira shot as Vojceh Ščesnijs in the penalty area. 30 minutes later, the Turin footballers regained one very important goal. A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of FC to 0 – 5 as Federiko Kjeza finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle. There was still a fall of Christian Ronald at the end of the match in the home court, not without the help of the home keeper, but the referee did not respond.

In the second match “Sevilla “Borussia” from Dortmund with 2: 3 (1: 3). The home side worked their way through the middle and almost got one back when Suso tried to sneak the ball past the keeper. However, in 24 minutes, the visitors scored three goals, with Mahmud Dahud taking the lead in the 19th minute and Erling Haland scoring two goals in the 27th and 43rd minutes. In the 84th minute, Luke de Jongs reduced the deficit to one goal after a free kick – 2: 3. The end of the game was tense. The home side worked their way through the middle and almost got one back when de Jongs tried to sneak the ball past the keeper.

) The episode did not end there, as de Jong needed medical help. The video judge was also asked for help, and in the fifth minute of the compensation period it was decided that a penalty kick of 11 meters should not be awarded. In the fifth minute of the match compensation time, the referee managed to show the yellow card to the home coach Hulen Lopetegi and whistle the end signal of the match.

It has already been reported that In the first quarter-finals on Tuesday, PSG defeated Barcelona 4: 1 (1: 1) away, and in Budapest Liverpool defeated Leipzig from Germany 2: 0 (0: 0). The first games of the eighth final are scheduled for February 16, 17, 23 and 24, but the match matches are expected on March 9, 10, 16 and 17. The team that wins the sum of two games will enter the quarterfinals. The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals is scheduled for March 19.

The final game in Istanbul is scheduled for May 29. In the Turkish capital, the Champions League final was due to take place last year, but due to the proliferation of Covid-19, the decisive matches were played in Lisbon. The winner of the Champions League will secure a place in next season’s main event. The UEFA Super Cup champions will also have to compete with the European League champions. The club that will win the Champions League this season will also secure a place in the FIFA Club World Cup. Last year, in the Champions League final, Bayern Munich won 1: 0 in PSG

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