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Group stage - 10 December 2008 20:45 (CET) - Estádio do Dragão - Porto - Portugal
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Bruno Alves 39 video, Lisandro 54 video

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Andy Brassell, Reporter, Estádio do Dragão: Welcome to the Estádio do Dragão where FC Porto and Arsenal FC meet with top spot in Group G up for grabs. Portuguese champions Porto know that only victory will be enough to leapfrog their English opponents while Arsenal go into the game hoping for a repeat of their 4-0 success in London on Matchday 2. Porto make only one change from the side that won 2-1 against Fenerbahçe SK two weeks ago with Tomás Costa dropping to the bench, being replaced by Lucho. Arsenal are without Emmanuel Adebayor and captain Cesc Fàbregas, who have stayed at home, as youngsters Aaron Ramsey and Carlos Vela earn starts.
The match is under way.
5 Fucile (Porto) commits a foul after challenging Vela (Arsenal).
5 Djourou (Arsenal) misses the target.action
7 Lucho (Porto) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Diaby (Arsenal).
7 Eboué (Arsenal) fouls.
9 Bruno Alves (Porto) delivers the free-kick on target.action
10 Song (Arsenal) commits a foul after challenging Raul Meireles (Porto).
13 Fucile (Porto) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Vela (Arsenal).
15 Hulk (Porto) fouls.
19 Hulk (Porto) commits a foul after challenging Ramsey (Arsenal).
22 Bruno Alves (Porto) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Bendtner (Arsenal).
25 Ramsey (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.action
25 Helton (Porto) makes a save.
25 Denilson (Arsenal) takes the corner.
26 Lucho (Porto) misses the target.action
28 Lucho (Porto) has an effort on goal.action
28 Raul Meireles (Porto) delivers the corner.
28 Almunia (Arsenal) makes a save.
31 Song (Arsenal) fouls.
33 Diaby (Arsenal) commits a foul after challenging Hulk (Porto).
33 Raul Meireles (Porto) misses the target.action
36 Denilson (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Hulk (Porto).
37 Bruno Alves (Porto) has a shot blocked.
38 Bendtner (Arsenal) fouls.
38 Raul Meireles (Porto) takes the corner.
39 (1 - 0) Bruno Alves (Porto) scores!
A towering downward header by Bruno Alves gives Porto the advantage. The big defender rose to meet an outswinging corner and Porto, as things stand, are heading to the top of the group.
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40 Denilson (Arsenal) commits a foul after challenging Hulk (Porto).
41 Vela (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
42 Fucile (Porto) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Diaby (Arsenal).
45 Diaby (Arsenal) fouls.
The referee blows for half-time.
The second half begins.
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46 Denilson (Arsenal) commits a foul after challenging Lisandro (Porto).
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48 Lucho (Porto) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Denilson (Arsenal).
50 Lucho (Porto) fouls.
50 Lucho (Porto) is cautioned by the referee.
51 Eboué (Arsenal) commits a foul after challenging Rodríguez (Porto).
51 Eboué (Arsenal) is shown a yellow card.
54 (2 - 0) Lisandro (Porto) scores!
It looks as though it will be Porto who will head Group G as Fernando stabs the ball to his right into the path of Lisandro López. On the right side of the box he still has a lot to do but his finish is glorious as he hammers the ball into the top corner.
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58 Ramsey (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.action
59 Diaby (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Fucile (Porto).
59 Wilshere (in) - Ramsey (out) (Arsenal)
60 Gibbs (in) - Diaby (out) (Arsenal)
61 Eboué (Arsenal) fouls.
61 Fernando (Porto) misses the target.action
62 Hulk (Porto) commits a foul after challenging Silvestre (Arsenal).
63 Rodríguez (Porto) misses the target.action
66 Denilson (Arsenal) takes the corner.
67 Rodríguez (Porto) misses the target.action
70 Wilshere (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Rodríguez (Porto).
72 Hulk (Porto) is flagged for offside.
73 Lucho (Porto) misses the target.action
74 Gibbs (Arsenal) fouls.
75 Rodríguez (Porto) commits a foul after challenging Wilshere (Arsenal).
75 Fucile (Porto) misses the target.action
76 Bendtner (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Pedro Emanuel (Porto).
77 Gibbs (Arsenal) fouls.
78 Tomás Costa (in) - Lucho (out) (Porto)
78 Mariano (in) - Rodríguez (out) (Porto)
79 Randall (in) - Song (out) (Arsenal)
80 Denilson (Arsenal) commits a foul after challenging Lisandro (Porto).
81 Raul Meireles (Porto) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
82 Raul Meireles (Porto) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Gibbs (Arsenal).
83 Bendtner (Arsenal) delivers the free-kick on target.action
85 Raul Meireles (Porto) fouls.
85 Denilson (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
87 Hulk (Porto) has an effort on goal.action
88 Guarín (in) - Hulk (out) (Porto)
88 Fernando (Porto) commits a foul after challenging Vela (Arsenal).
89 Randall (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Guarín (Porto).
90+1Silvestre (Arsenal) handles the ball.
90+1Lisandro (Porto) is flagged for offside.
The final whistle is blown.

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