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FC PorTri help boost Porto to a Champions League spot

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Miguel Layun of FC Porto celebrates after scoring the goal 0-2 during the UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs match between FC Porto and AS Roma on August 23, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

FC Porto headed to Italy to face AS Roma for a spot in the 2016/17 Champions league. The first match ended in a 1-1 draw, so FC Porto had a tall task in needing to score at least once on the road.

It wasn’t long until Porto found their much needed goal. Otávio sent a free kick which found the head of Felipe in the 8th minute of play. The goal put FC Porto up, 1-0, and up on the aggregate, 2-1.

Things got a little bit easier for Porto in the 39th minute, when Daniele de Rossi had a hard challenge on Maxi Pereira and was handed his 14th career red card. Unfortunately, the tackle was hard enough to cause a substitution, as Pereira was in a lot of pain. Miguel Layún entered the game, and Porto had a man advantage.

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FC Porto was protecting the lead in the second half when Tecatito got taken down with another dangerous tackle, this time by Emerson. The second red card let Porto open up even more, and it was Layún with a great goal via an Hector Herrera assist in the 73rd minute to seal the deal for the Champions league spot.

However, FC PorTri wasn’t done. Two minutes after Layún got his goal, Tecatito scored an incredible goal while showing off his dribbling and pace skill-set.

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The final would go one to be 3-0 (4-1 aggregate) for FC Porto. Hector Herrera and Tecatito would end up going the full 90 minutes, and Layún played 45 minutes after being subbed on for Pereira. Diego Reyes was not included in the match, giving more evidence to the idea he will most likely be making a move away from Porto this season.

El Tri Updates

  • Carlos Salcedo is officially with his new club Fiorentina in Italy.
  • Chicharito will miss the September World Cup qualifier matches against Honduras and El Salvador with a broken hand. His attempt at becoming Mexico’s all-time scoring leader will have to wait.

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