Malaga's re­mark­able Cham­pi­ons League cam­paign con­tin­ued on Wed­nes­day when they beat Porto 2-0 to progress to the quar­ter-fi­nals 2-1 on ag­gre­gate. Trail­ing 1-0 af­ter the first leg in Por­tu­gal, Malaga lev­elled the tie on ag­gre­gate when Isco scored with a stun­ning strike just be­fore half-time. If that gave the Span­ish club con­fi­dence, they were left in an even stronger po­si­tion when Porto had Steven De­four sent off for a sec­ond book­ing shortly af­ter the restart. And sub­sti­tute Roque Santa Cruz scored the cru­cial goal, head­ing home with 13 min­utes left, as Malaga, mak­ing their first ap­pear­ance in the com­pe­ti­tion, be­come the third club from La Liga in the quar­ter-fi­nal draw, along with Real Madrid and Barcelona. Vi­tor Pereira's side started strongly, too, dom­i­nat­ing pos­ses­sion de­spite the hos­tile at­mos­phere.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Pakistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.