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Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Tuesday's match between Liverpool and FC Porto in the 1st leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Apr 2019
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Full time: Liverpool 2-0 Porto



The referee blows his final whistle, Liverpool claim a 2-0 first-leg advantage

90' The referee adds three minutes of stoppage time. 

89' Porto's tame attempts to net an away goal cause no worries for a composed Liverpool side. 

84' Porto have a penalty claim waved away by the referee as Felipe falls in the area following a cross. 

81' Liverpool make a substitution. Firmino, who scored the second goal, makes way for Sturridge. 

78' A rare Porto chance for Marega but he once again proves wasteful! blasting wide after beating the offside trap. 

77' Another substitution for Porto, Fernando Santos replaces Maximiliano Pereira.

73' Porto also make a substitution, Bruno Costa replaces Torres. 

73' Liverpool make their first substitution, Origi replaces Mane. 

70' Mane goes close with a curling shot that narrowly misses the target! 

69' An angled low shot from Marega is saved by Alisson. 

68' It's turning into a drab affair now! Liverpool look content with their two-goal lead. 

63' Two successive efforts from Salah hits Firmino and Henderson! 

62' Porto make their first substitution, Algerian midfielder Yacine Brahimi replaces Soares. 

62' A mis-hit volley from Salah goes wide. 

61' Porto's Felipe is booked. 

60' Liverpool lay siege to Porto's area, albeit without carving out openings. 

57' The second half is slower compared to the first period. 

52' Salah controls a diagonal cross from Milner in the area but his shot is blocked by his challenger. 

50' Van Dijk makes a great interception to clear the ball before Marega sticks out a foot. 

48' Mane scores but his goal is ruled out for a marginal offside! He is unlucky. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

44' Salah is well shackled! He only had one goal-scoring chance in the first half. 

39' It's a fast tempo affair so far, but Liverpool still look the more likely to score again. 

36' A fine feint by Salah takes him past his challenger but a defender eventually steals possession. 

34' Firmino squanders a chance to make it 3-0! A cross from Henderson picks out him unmarked in the area but he volleys high over when well positioned to score. 

32' Another chance for Marega! A flick finds him unmarked but his weak volley from close range is saved by Alisson. 

31' Porto denied a penalty for an apparent handball on Alexander-Arnold following VAR review. 

30' Porto almost pull one back! Alisson makes a great save to deny a low shot from the unmarked Marega with his leg. 

29' It looks like Liverpool can secure a comprehensive win tonight. 

26' A brilliant threaded pass from Henderson releases Alexander-Arnold, who crosses low for Firmino to leave him with an easy tap-in into an empty net. 

26' GOOOOOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!

25' Salah was gifted a golden opportunity to score. Can he make amends? 

22' What a chance wasted by Salah!! A poor back pass from a Porto player from the middle is intercepted by Salah who shakes off his sole challenger to break clear, only to send a weak shot wide. 

21' Porto step up a gear after a slow start. 

18' A left-foot volley from Salah is kept out by Iker Casillas. 

17' In a rare foray forward for Porto, a pull-back finds the onrushing Marega but the towering Van Dijk is on alert to stick out a foot and thwart him. 

15' Salah makes a jinking run down the right and enters the area but his pass is blocked. 

12' The hosts move the ball around smoothly as Porto struggle to recover it. 

9' Liverpool are in total control and are likely to add to their lead soon. 

6' Firmino misses the chance to make it 2-0! He is fed by a through pass but his shot is blocked by a defender. 

5' Mane breaks down the left and feeds Firmino, who lays off the ball for Keita to send a deflected shot into the top corner from inside the area. 

5' GOOOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!

2' The first chance falls to Porto! A low cross finds Marega inside the area as he swivels and shoots but his effort goes wide. 


The match is underway 

20:00 Porto's starting line-up: Casillas, Maxi, Felipe, Militao, Alex Telles, Corona, Danilo, Oliver, Otavio, Marega, Soares

19:45 Liverpool's starting line-up: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, James Milner, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino  

19:30 Egypt's Mo Salah will be looking to build on his display against Southampton in the Premier League last Friday when he scored a brilliant solo goal to help his side to a 3-1 win. 

18:00 Both sides met in the last 16 of the Champions League last season, with Liverpool securing a comprehensive 5-0 aggregate win. 

17:10 Klopp said he is confident key defender Virgil van Dijk and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum will shake off minor knocks to take part in the match. 

16:25 "It's such a good time. We get up every morning and the weather is good as well which is pretty rare. It's warm outside, spring is coming and we are in the two big competitions, but we have to use the situation," Klopp said on Monday.

15:20 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said his players were revelling in the pressure to win every game as they are after a Premier League and Champions League double.

Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)

Referee: Antonio Mateu (Spain)

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