FC Porto 0-0 Manchester Metropolis: Gabriel Jesus objective dominated out as Metropolis end high of group

FC Porto 0-0 Manchester Metropolis: Gabriel Jesus objective dominated out as Metropolis end high of group

Raheem Sterling (right) duels with Porto's Otavio
Raheem Sterling (proper) got here near scoring with a low strike within the first half

Manchester Metropolis had a late objective towards Porto dominated out however a draw was sufficient for them to safe high spot in Group C.

It appeared that after a irritating 80 minutes substitute Gabriel Jesus had damaged the impasse when he tapped house after his preliminary header had been saved, however the effort was dominated out as a result of Joao Cancelo was offside.

The remainder of the match noticed distinctive goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin and his deep-lying five-man defence absorb incessant stress from Pep Guardiola’s facet, who got here into the match having put 5 objectives previous Burnley on the weekend and with a 100% document within the group.

The Argentine keeper made three very good saves. He twice denied Spanish ahead Ferran Torres, pushing one effort huge of the publish within the first half earlier than blocking a spectacular overhead kick after the break.

Porto’s stopper additionally denied Raheem Sterling by dashing out to dam his try on objective. The England winger went shut once more when he lower in and fired a low shot which was cleared off the road by Zaidu Sanusi.

The purpose additionally noticed Porto qualify from the group.

Metropolis stored at bay by marvellous Marchesin

Guardiola was insistent within the build-up that his facet have been decided to win Group C with victory at Porto.

He recalled that the Portuguese champions had given his facet a stiff check and bodily exercise through the 3-1 win at Etihad Stadium in October, and maybe with all that in thoughts the Catalan coach picked a robust assault that includes Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and the in-form Ferran Torres, who was looking for his fourth successive objective within the competitors.

However Porto coach Sergio Conceicao additionally knew that if his staff might someway keep away from defeat then his personal facet would additionally qualify to the knockout spherical. So it was no shock when the house facet arrange a barricade in entrance of Marchesin, though the best way the keeper carried out he might have stored Metropolis to nil and not using a backline.

The Argentine’s saves from Torres and Sterling have been sensible and in addition confirmed sensible reflexes to push Jesus’ preliminary header onto the bar earlier than the Brazilian tapped house.

With Woman Luck on his facet the objective was dominated out after replays confirmed Cancelo, who offered the help, was offside by fractions within the build-up.

Who would possibly maintain their place for the sport towards Fulham?

Neither Phil Foden nor Bernardo Silva are presently first names on the team-sheet, though the English teen appear the extra likelier of the 2 to make Saturday’s XI.

The 20-year-old hugged the left facet of the pitch and produced an effervescent show, establishing Torres within the first half for his strike which was saved by the Porto stopper.

Silva was one of many headline acts of the staff two seasons in the past, however has solely featured in six home league video games this marketing campaign. The 26-year-old lined each space of the pitch however appeared to lack the attacking conviction he beforehand had and within the first half acquired directions from his supervisor which appeared to counsel he ought to present extra endeavour.

Sterling may very well be almost certainly to interrupt again into the facet. He didn’t characteristic towards Burnley, however on Tuesday managed 5 efforts on the right track, together with one shot saved by Marchesin and an effort cleared off the road.

What’s subsequent?

Metropolis host Fulham on Saturday within the Premier League (15:00 GMT).

Participant of the match

MarchesínAgustín Marchesín

FC Porto

  1. Squad quantity1Participant identifyMarchesín

  2. Squad quantity32Participant identifySarr

  3. Squad quantity19Participant identifyMbemba

  4. Squad quantity11Participant identifyMarega

  5. Squad quantity31Participant identifyNanu

  6. Squad quantity4Participant identifyDiogo Leite

  7. Squad quantity27Participant identifySérgio Oliveira

  8. Squad quantity8Participant identifyUribe

  9. Squad quantity50Participant identifyFábio Vieira

  10. Squad quantity12Participant identifySanusi

  11. Squad quantity25Participant identifyOtávio

  12. Squad quantity17Participant identifyJM Corona

  13. Squad quantity18Participant identifyWilson Manafá

  14. Squad quantity7Participant identifyDíaz

  15. Squad quantity30Participant identifyEvanilson

Line-ups

FC Porto

  • 1Marchesín
  • 18Manafá JancóSubstituted forChipela Gomesat 72′minutes
  • 19Mbemba
  • 4Monteiro Pinto Leite
  • 32Sarr
  • 12Sanusi
  • 25OtávioSubstituted forVieiraat 87′minutes
  • 27Oliveira
  • 8Uribe
  • 11MaregaBooked at 69minsSubstituted forde Lima Barbosaat 72′minutes
  • 17JM CoronaSubstituted forDíazat 63′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Díaz
  • 9Taremi
  • 10Nakajima
  • 14Morais Ramos
  • 21Silva Baró
  • 23Neto Lopes
  • 28Felipe Anderson
  • 29Martínez
  • 30de Lima Barbosa
  • 31Chipela Gomes
  • 50Vieira
  • 99Meireles Costa

Man Metropolis

  • 31Ederson
  • 27Cancelo
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 50García
  • 11Zinchenko
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 16RodriBooked at 51mins
  • 7Sterling
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 47Foden
  • 21TorresSubstituted forGabriel Jesusat 71′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Walker
  • 5Stones
  • 6Aké
  • 8Gündogan
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 13Steffen
  • 14Laporte
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 22Mendy
  • 26Mahrez
  • 33Carson
  • 69Doyle

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