Sérgio Oliveira’s free-kick deep in extra time ensured ten-man Porto eliminated the Italian champions Juventus.
Sérgio Oliveira scored twice as ten-man Porto miraculously progressed on away goals after their round of 16 tie with Juventus ended 4-4 on aggregate.
Match in brief
Porto were the dominant force in the formative stages with Mehdi Taremi clipping the bar early on then being felled by Merih Demiral in the area, giving Sérgio Oliveira the chance to sweep the visitors in front from the spot.
Agustín Marchesín denied Álvaro Morata twice before the interval but those saves counted for little as the tide turned in the space of 15 second-half minutes. Federico Chiesa fired Juventus level and headed in their second, with Porto reduced to ten men in between after two quick bookings for Taremi.
And yet Porto held out for extra time, stood firm, then delivered the decisive blow when Sérgio Oliveira’s skidding free-kick beat Wojciech Szczęsny. Adrien Rabiot nodded in for Juve two minutes later but they could not find the fourth goal they needed.
Player of the Match: Sérgio Oliveira (Porto)
“He scored two goals. He was very good defensively and also instigated all Porto’s attacking threat.”
Cosmin Contra, UEFA Technical Observer