Juventus faced several equations before hosting Porto at home in the second leg of the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. The older adults of Turin were looking at Cristiano Ronaldo to get a place in the next round. Juventus beat Porto, but Porto has reached the Champions League’s quarter-finals, beating Juventus by a goal aggregate.
The equation before the match was that Juventus would advance to the next round if they beat Porto 1-0. However, Juventus took a 2-1 lead in the 90th minute against Porto, who played with a 10-man squad for almost half of the match. After that, Juventus won the match 3-2 in extra time, and the result was 4-4. Porto took place in the quarter after scoring two goals in the away match. With this, Juve has left the last 16 of the Champions League for two consecutive seasons.
Cristiano Ronaldo could not do justice to his name that day. However, the Portuguese prince contributed to the team’s first goal. But in the end, Ronaldo failed to take the team to the quarter-finals because the older women of Turin were looking at Ronaldo to go north in the next round.
Juve could have gone ahead in the first three minutes of the match at home. However, the strong head of Alvaro Morata was blocked by the goalkeeper Augustin Marchesin, in the Juan Cuadrado cross from the right side. Shortly afterwards, Juve sat down to digest the goal. Defender Leonardo Banucci could not save the team from danger in the D-box. The hosts survived the journey when rhythmic forward Mehdi Taremi hit the top of the head post.
Too much time, however, could not stop Porto. In the 19th minute of the match, Porto got a penalty for fouling Taremi in the D-box. Portuguese midfielder Sergio Oliveira led the team 1-0 from the spot-kick. Morata then missed another chance in the 28th minute of the match. He took a shot and the goalkeeper from a difficult angle by lowering the ball to the cross from the right side. However, Marchesin’s achievement in standing in the way at the right time is no less. Thus the first half of the game ended with a counter-attack.
Juve returned from the break in the 49th minute. Ronaldo motioned for Chiesa, standing in front of him, to take a shot as Banucci raised the ball with his feet in the D-box. Who scored an away goal towards the end of the first leg, the Italian forward, the address with a corner kick did not make a mistake in finding.
Then in the 54th minute of the match, Mehdi Taremi, who was in great form, saw the second yellow card and left the field. Porto was reduced to 10 men for the remainder of the match. Chiesa took the lead by scoring the second goal in the 63rd minute of the match by holding a team of 10 people. The star made it 2-1 with a header after getting a great cross from Quadrado in the six-yard box from the right side. The scoreline 3-3 with two legs the 23-year-old forward made.
The result of the match could have been obtained in the allotted 90 minutes. But in the 6th minute, Ronaldo got another great cross from Cuadrado in a great position and disappointed with a misguided header. Four minutes later, another shot from Chiesa was blocked by Argentine goalkeeper Marchesin. Morata sent the ball into the net in the first minute of added time, but the goal did not match. Two minutes later, Quadrado’s shot was blocked by a crossbar in extra time.
In the 115th minute of extra time, Oliveira equalized Porto 2-2 with a great free-kick. Two minutes later, Rabiot made the scoreline 4-4 with two legs on Federico Bernardeski’s cross. But for the rest of the time, they could not break Porto’s defence. As a result, Juventus had to say goodbye to the last 16 after winning the match 3-2.