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FC Porto Beats Juventus 2 – 1 in Champions League Round 16

FC Porto scored in the opening minutes of both halves but Juventus grabbed a crucial away goal as the Portuguese side beat the Italian champions 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 matchup.

Juve paid dearly just two minutes into the match at Estadio do Dragao when Mehdi Taremi capitalised on Rodrigo Bentancur’s mistake in the backfield to score past Wojciech Szczesny.

The Italian giants then suffered an injury scare in the 35th minute when captain Giorgio Chiellini limped off with a calf injury.

Porto took advantage again just after half-time when Moussa Marega latched onto Manafa’s pass and beat Szczesny at the near post.

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Juve pulled one back in the 82nd minute when Adrien Rabiot raced out wide and crossed the ball into the penalty box, where Federico Chiesa pounced past Porto keeper Agustin Marchesin.

Cristiano Ronaldo had several opportunities throughout the match but couldn’t muster a clear chance to for Juventus. He appealed for a penalty in the final seconds of the match after making contact with Porto’s Zaidu Sanusi in the box.

Last year, Juve was eliminated at this stage of the competition after losing to Lyon on away goals. In the group stage this year, Juventus finished atop Group G following a 3–0 win at Barcelona. Porto reached the round of 16 by finishing second to Manchester City in Group C.

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The second leg will be in Turin on March 9.

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