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Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Liverpool's clash at Porto in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Apr 2019
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Soccer Football - Champions League Quarter Final First Leg - Liverpool v FC Porto - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - April 9, 2019 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in action with FC Porto's Danilo Pereira REUTERS
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Full time: Porto 1-4 Liverpool
 

The referee blows his final whistle, Liverpool are through to the semis for the second straight season

90+1' Casillas saves a volley from Salah. 

88' Salah's free-kick goes wide of the post.

84' Liverpool's towering defender Van Dijk adds the fourth with a trademark header. 

84' GOOOOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!

82' Tiquinho misses the target for Porto. 

78'  Fernando Santos replaces Corona for Porto. 

77' Firmino heads home from a Henderson assist! Liverpool's attacking trio were on target tonight. 

77' GOOOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!

73' What a chance for Liverpool! Mane wastes a goal-scoring opportunity following a one-on-one situation. 

71' Jordan Henderson replaces Robertson for Liverpool's third substitution. 

68'  Eder Militao heads home following a cross from Alex Telles. 

68' Goal for Porto!!

66' Liverpool make their second substitution, Joe Gomez replaces Alexander-Arnold. 

65' It's Salah's fourth goal of the Champions League this season. 

65' The Egyptian king runs onto a deft through pass from Alexander-Arnold to break clear and calmly beat the keeper with a low shot. 

65' GOOOOOAL FOR SALAH!! He makes it 2-0 for Liverpool. 

63' Liverpool have the better possession as both sides ease off. 

58' A long-range effort from Hector Herrera is easily collected by Alisson. 

54' A header from Tiquinho also misses the target. Liverpool are still comfortable! 

53' A free kick from Porto's Alex Telles goes wide of the post. 

50' A header from Marega is blocked at the other end. 

48' Liverpool mount pressure in the early stages of the second half. 

46' Each side make a substitution. Roberto Firmino replaces Origi for Liverpool and Tiquinho replaces Otavio for Porto. 


The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle

43' Liverpool defenders comfortably deal with Porto's crosses. 

40' Alisson saves a shot from Porto's Jesus Corona.

36' Veteran defender Pepe receives a yellow card. 

35' Porto look to have lost any hopes! Things are much easier for Liverpool now on the pitch. 

32' Sadio Mane receives a yellow card for a foul on Eder Militao.

31' Porto now need to score four goals to advance, an almost impossible task! 

29' Brahimi wastes a chance to score at the other end, sending a tame effort into Alisson's hands after a cross finds him unmarked. 

28' Mane puts Liverpool ahead with a sliding finish at the far post after a superb threaded ball from Egypt's Salah. The referee awards the goal after a VAR review. 

28' GOOOOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!

25' A shot from Brahimi is blocked as Porto keep up pressure. Can they score in the first half? 

22' Alisson saves a deflected shot from Marega. 

18' Porto's Eder Militao misses the target with a shot from outside the area. 

17' Porto send in repeated crosses from both flanks. 

15' A chance for Marega! His side-foot volley goes wide of the post after he is picked out by a cross from the left. 

13' Liverpool step up a gear aftera slow start. 

10' A header from Porto's Danilo Pereira misses the target. 

10' Robertson clears a cross from Porto, who pile on pressure. 

8' Brahimi tries his luck from distance but his shot goes wide of the post. 

5' Porto make a fine start, but Liverpool have all the capabilities to hit them on the break! 

1' Porto waste a chance in the first minute! Jesus Corona cuts in from the right and blasts a curling shot that goes just over the crossbar. 


The match is underway 

20:00 Porto's starting line-up: 
Iker Casillas, Eder Militao, Pepe, Felipe, Alex Telles, Danilo Pereira, Hector Herrera, Otavio, Yacine Brahimi, Moussa Marega, Jesus Corona

19:50 Klopp makes a number of changes to Liverpool's line-up, including fielding Origi at the expense of Roberto Firmino.

19:45 Liverpool's starting line-up: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Fabinho, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane, Divock Origi, Mohamed Salah

18:00 Should Liverpool advance, they will meet Barcelona in a mouthwatering semi-final. 

17:00 Porto coach Sérgio Conceiçao thinks Liverpool are "the best team in the World" right now.

16:00 It is a special day for Egypt's and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah who has been included in the list of Time's Most Influential People in 2019.
See: Egypt’s Mohamed Salah named in Time's 100 Most Influential People in 2019

Salah admits he feels pressure to be a good role model, calls for greater support for women
 

15:00 Porto are seeking a first semi-final appearance since 2003/04 when they lifted the trophy under José Mourinho.

14:00 Defender Joe Gomez who has been out since the beginning of the season with an injury is set to make his return tonight and could have a starting role.

13:00 Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp warned his players about the atmosphere in Porto. "I was here for a derby years and years ago and...yeah...that was loud,” he said. “They know how to influence a game and an opponent and we have to be ready for this atmosphere.”

12:00 Liverpool have a 2-0 home advantage but they take nothing for granted.

 

Venue: Estadio do Dragao (Porto, Portugal) 

Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

First-leg result: Liverpool 2-0 Porto

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