Info

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Porto

D W W W W
Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
26 September 2017
Game week
2
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
0 - 3
Venue
Stade Louis II. (Monaco)
Attendance
11703

Goals

0 - 1
31' V. Aboubakar (G)
0 - 2
69' V. Aboubakar (G) (assist by: M. Marega)
0 - 3
89' M. Layún (G) (assist by: M. Marega)

Commentary

Minute   Description
And that's it! Porto romp to a 3-0 away win against Monaco. The Ligue 1 champions were off the pace as Aboubakar netted an emphatic double, before Layun finished the game off late on. The impressive Marega notched two assists too, as Monaco were brushed aside. Despite some half-chances in the first period, they never really looked like mounting a comeback and Porto killed the game off well at 2-0. It's finished 3-0 here at the Stade Louis II, and Jardim will have much to think about and reflect on after seeing his side limp to a disappointing defeat at home.
90'+4 Monaco are limping to defeat here. They haven't shown anything like the conviction or quality that they did last season - they're really missing their departed superstars.
90'+3 A Monaco corner is headed out to Lopes, but his shot from the edge of the box takes a big deflection and Casillas can catch easily.
89' Marega is the provider once again. Despite trying his best to get on the scoresheet, he shows good awareness to spot the better option in Layun and find him to allow the Mexican to score and wrap the game up.
GOAL! Miguel Layun sweeps home to make it 3-0! Once again, Benaglio did everything in his power to prevent the goal. Marega fired a half-volley at him from inside the box, before stopped the surging Herrera from scoring with a dinked effort while still down. The ball falls back to Marega though, who squares for the substitute Layun to fire home and truly put this game to bed! Benaglio looks furious with his defenders though, and rightly so.
87' Yellow card Iker Casillas Fernández
86' Midfielder Oliveira is replaced by centre-back Reyes as Porto shut up shop at the back.
Just four minutes of normal time left for Monaco to mount a comeback, but there haven't really been any signs of that happening to be honest. They've seemed a little lacklustre and off the pace tonight, and haven't really thrown the proverbial kitchen sink forward with any real conviction yet.
83' A free-kick goes Porto's way as Sidibé floors substitute Layun on the near touchline. He is duly booked for what was a rough and unnecessary challenge.
80' Casillas catches a cross, but he runs into Falcao and drops it, but gathers just in time to prevent a cheap goal. That was a worrying moment for the decorated shot-stopper!
79' Porto have settled into a solid defensive shape, with most of their players in their own half at all times, committing just a few men forward at once.
76' Moutinho wips in a free-kick from the left, which is headed out of play. Despite hearty Monaco appeals for a corner, a goal-kick is awarded.
74' Monaco bring on exciting talent Keita Baldé, a summer signing from Lazio, as they look to mount a comeback.
71' Aboubakar, the likely match-winner, is also replaced, presumably to rest him for another day. Corona comes on in his place. Porto seem to think that that's the job done.
Winger Brahimi is replaced by full-back Layún as the vistors look to hold onto their two-goal lead.
69' Marega has had a couple of chances himself, but he showed great pace and athleticism to get beyond his man before squaring to Aboubakar for a simple finish.
GOAL! That's a second for Aboubakar! A Monaco attack breaks down, and Brahimi releases Marega down the right as they break two-on-two! Marega gets the better of his man and plays the ball across goal for Aboubakar to sweep home and double Porto's lead! 2-0!
Monaco hold on as a Porto corner bounces around in their box, but eventually it's cleared away.
66' Pereira is booked as Porto give away yet another free-kick. They seem to be looking to disrupt the flow of the game and kill any Monaco momentum. It's working so far, but they are starting to rack up the yellow cards a bit.
It's getting a bit more end-to-end now as Monaco push for the equaliser, but they just can't find that final ball.
63' Lemar is replaced by Lopes for the final half an hour. The Frenchman has had a quiet night so far, and hasn't managed to show the form that caused Arsenal and Liverpool to show such interest in him.
It's getting very scrappy now, as Porto give away another free-kick on the right. Jemerson gets his head on it, but it's blocked away.
62' Moutinho is taken out by Oliveira as he tries to instigate a quick break.
61' A similar ball nearly plays Falcao in at the other end, but it's just too long for the striker and Casillas comes out quickly to gather. Lemar nearly found the perfect pass there, but not quite.
59' CHANCE! Marega is played through by a simple long ball, and he stays strong to keep the ball as he surges towards the goal, but can only fire straight at Benaglio. He did so well to take it down on his chest, but the pressure from Jemerson put him off his shot.
58' Better from Monaco as they work it down the right, winning a corner from their eventual cross. The set-piece comes to nothing, however.
55' Porto whip a corner to the near post, which is defended well, but the ball finds its way out to Oliveira on the edge of the box, who blasts one at goal, but it is blocked away.
52' Moncao play some nice, quick football to get the ball into the box, but the final cross isn't quite right and Casillas can catch. Good build-up, but not quite from the Ligue 1 champions.
50' Falcao has worked hard so far, but the likes of Lemar and Moutinho haven't shown enough going forward in support of him. They are now Monaco's key players, and they need to show a bit more fight and quality in the final third.
48' Both teams struggling to keep the ball in the early stages of this second half. It's a little scrappy in midfield.
46' And we're off again! Monaco look to turn things around here as they trail 1-0 to Porto.
Monaco look to be making a half-time change, with Carrillo coming on for Diakhaby. The man coming off was a little ineffective in the first half.
And there's the half-time whistle! Monaco edged the first 20 minutes with more possession and a series of half-chances, but Porto dug in, defended well and came into the game as the half went on, before Aboubakar thumped home Porto's third attempt on Benaglio's goal in quick succession, having been initially denied by a fine double-save by the Swiss stopper. The half drew to a scrappy close, and despite an acrobatic effort from Falcao, the score remains 1-0 Porto at the break.
45'+1 CHANCE! Just before half-time, the ball is worked out to the right again and is crossed into Falcao. The Colombian striker goes for an acrobatic overhead kick, but misses the ball completely and Porto break down the other end, but it comes to nothing. It would have been spectacular if he'd made contact though!
44' Monaco whip another cross into the box from a corner, and it finds Glik, but he is backpedalling and his looping header is caught by Casillas. The cnetre half just couldn't generate any power there.
42' CHANCE! Porto play a lovely one-two on the right, before a cross is fizzed into the penalty spot for Brahimi to strike at goal, but his contact is a little scruffy and it goes well wide. He really should have hit the target at least there.
40' Falcao of all players gets back well to make a tackle and disrupt a dangerous looking Porto attack. However, without his presence up front, the home side lose possession again.
39' Porto are knocking the ball about confidently now, while Monaco are left chasing shadows. Jardim may need to give his team a little boost at the break.
36' CHANCE! Marega receives the ball on the edge of the box with his back to goal. He turns away from his marker, but drags his shot wide of the post. Porto are in the ascendancy here.
34' Porto captain Herrera follows Fabinho into the book with a clumsy tackle in the centre of the pitch. It's getting a little scrappy now after the goal.
33' Fabinho shows his frustration with the goal and makes a late, clumsy challenge in the centre of the park.
31' GOAL! Porto break the deadlock! A long throw is tossed into the box, where it's flicked on towards Pereira, who does well to take a touch and fire a volley at Benaglio. The keeper saves well, and then makes an incredible double-save from Aboubakar on the rebound! But the ball falls to the Porto striker again and he finds the net this time to open the scoring! Benaglio did so well there, but Monaco were static! 1-0 Porto!
29' A free-kick on the right for Monaco is floated into the box, but after several half-clearances, Casillas gets a fist on it to punch away. Porto try to break, but their own cross is headed away. A little more end-to-end than we've seen so far there!
26' The ball is played into Falcao and he turns well, but the centre-halves crowd him out after a slightly heavy touch. He chases them down though as they clear - he'll be giving them something to think about all night with both his skill and physicality.
25' A corner kick routine is worked short, and Lemar tries to fire in a cross from the left, but it's blocked well. Perhaps he needed a little more height on that cross, rather than going low.
23' CHANCE! Sidibe powers the ball into the box, but Diakhaby can only get a little touch on it and the ball is gathered comfortably by Casillas. He's not been worked too hard so far, despite several half-chances for Monaco.
21' More good work on the right sees a cross floated in to the back post for Monaco, but it's overhit and wasted. Meanwhile, Falcao comes back on with a bandage over his cut. He's ready and raring to go again.
20' Falcao is down after that missed header. There was a bit of a clash of heads there and he is bleeding above his left eye. He goes off briefly to have it patched up, but there's no doubt he'll be back on as soon as he can.
18' Monaco work the ball well on the right, and float a cross into Falcao, but the defender just gets there first and Porto clear away again. They look to break quickly, but the ball is overrun and it goes all the way back to Benaglio in the Monaco goal.
16' Brahimi has looked a threat for Porto so far, advancing well down the left with an upper body strength to match his array of tricks and flicks.
15' Monaco look to hit back down the left, and Lemar does well to win a throw in off his opposite number.
13' Porto attack down the left this time, but can't quite work it into a goalscoring position and the hosts scramble clear.
11' Porto so far seem content to sit off the hosts, and try to hit them on the break. So far, it's suited Monaco more though, and they've had the lion's share of chances and possession. However, Ricardo gets down the right flank well, but nobody is in the centre to meet his fixxed low cross across the face of goal.
9' Diakhaby is also booked for that handball in the box.
CHANCE! The ball is worked well on the right, and is whipped in towards Diakhaby, who throws himself at the ball, but it hits his outstretched arm and the referee gives handball.
8' Monaco launch it long towards the advancing Ghezzal, but the defender gets there first, and then the winger gives away a cheap foul.
6' Porto make up some ground on their right flank, and Ricardo launches a long throw into the Monaco box, but, after some confusion, it's eventually cleared.
4' CHANCE! It's a little back and forth in the early stages, but Falcao gets a golden opportunity after a very loose pass out from the back from Porto, but can only fire straight at Casillas, and the World Cup winner gratefully clings on. Could have been a cheap opener there!
2' So far, it actually seems as though Porto are also playing a 4-4-2, matching their opponents today, with Oliveira shifting wide.
1' And we're off! Porto get us underway at the Stade Louis II.
After their summer exodus which saw the likes of Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and, of course, the irrepressible teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, leave for greener pastures, the home side will have to look to their remaining talismans in order to inspire them to victory tonight. And Radamel Falcao looks like he could be that man, having scored two goals against Lille in his last game, and has 11 goals in just nine appearances so far this season.
However, despite their domestic success, both teams come into this game in search of their first Champions League win of the season. Monaco drew their opening fixture with RB Leipzig 1-1, while Porto suffered their first loss of the season with a 3-1 away defeat to Turkish side Besiktas, and are currently bottom of Group G.
Both teams are doing very well domestically - visitors Porto top the Portuguese Premeira Liga, having won all seven of their opening league games, while Monaco are second in Ligue 1, with just one loss in their first seven - a stunning 4-0 defeat to Nice.
Meanwhile, just one change for Porto after putting five past Portimonense at home in a seven-goal thriller. However, there is a change of shape too, as central midfielder Oliveira replaces forward Corona, and the team shift from a 4-4-2 to a 4-3-3.
Three changes for Monaco tonight after their big 4-0 win away at Lille. Sidibe, Lemar, and Diakhaby replace Toure, Lopes, and Jovetic, respectively.
Porto substitutes: Maxi Pereira, Torres, Sa, Corona, Layun, Reyes, Dos Santos
Porto XI (4-3-3): Casillas; Alex, Marcano, Felipe, Ricardo; Herrera, Pereira, Oliveira; Brahimi, Aboubakar, Marega
Monaco substitutes: Jovetic, Carrillo, Keita, Tielemans, Lopes, Raggi, Sy
Monaco XI (4-4-2): Benaglio; Jorge, Jemerson, Glik, Sidibe; Lemar, Moutinho, Fabinho, Ghezzal; Falcao, Diakhaby
The lineups are out, so let's start with the home team.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the UEFA Champions League Group G fixture between Monaco and Porto at the Stade Louis II.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
Casillas
2
Fabinho
5
Ivan Marcano
5
Jemerson
6
Jorge
7
R. Ghezzal
8
Y. Brahimi
8
João Moutinho
9
R. Falcao
x2
9
V. Aboubakar
11
M. Marega
13
Alex Telles
15
A. Diakhaby
16
H. Herrera
16
D. Benaglio
19
D. Sidibé
21
Ricardo Pereira
22
Danilo Pereira
25
K. Glik
27
T. Lemar
27
Sérgio Oliveira
28
Felipe
11
20
17
19
14
23
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
S. Vinčić
Assistants
T. Klančnik
Fourth official
G. Kordež

Match Stats

Monaco Porto
56 Attacks (Dangerous) 37
8 Corners 4
13 Fouls 16
18 Free Kicks 14
4 Goal Kicks 10
1 Offsides 2
2 Shots (blocked) 0
3 Shots (off target) 4
5 Shots (on target) 3
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
26 Throw Ins 23

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
113+3435
213+2229
313+1726
413+925
513-123

Primeira Liga table

# Team MP D P
111+2631
211+1727
311+1526
411+822
511+422

Stade Louis II.

Name:
Stade Louis II. 
City:
Monaco 
Capacity:
18523