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Champions League: Sanusi Helps 10-Man Porto Eliminate Ronaldo, Juventus In Dramatic 2nd-Leg Clash

Champions League: Sanusi Helps 10-Man Porto Eliminate Ronaldo, Juventus In Dramatic 2nd-Leg Clash

Despite playing most part of the game with 10 men Porto managed to progress into the quarter-finals, eliminating Juventus after extra-time, in Tuesday’s Champions League second-leg round of 16.

Juventus won the second-leg 3-2 but Porto went through on the away goals rule (4-4 on aggregate) after winning the first-leg 2-1.

Zaidu Sanusi was in Porto’s starting eleven but was replaced in the 71st minute.

Porto took the lead in 19 minutes as Sergio Oliviera from the penalty spot following a foul by Merih Demiral.

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Four minutes into the second half Juventus equalised thanks to Federico Chiesa who smashed into the far top corner with the inside of the right boot from a tricky angle.

Moments later, Mehdi Taremi was booked for a foul on Chiesa, then two minutes after that the striker was sent off for kicking the ball into the stands after a foul was given against him.

In the 63rd minute Juventus completed the turnaround and went 2-1 up as Chiesa got his second, heading in Juan Cuadrado’s cross.

With aggregate score tied at 3-3, the game went into extra-time and Porto got back at 2-2 in 115th minute on the night and 4-3 on aggregate as Oliviera’s low free-kick went past the Juve wall and into the net.

But just two minutes later Adrien Rabiot made it 3-2 after heading in from a corner but Porto held on to progress on to the quarter-finals.

And in the other second-leg in Germany Borussia Dortmund were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Sevilla but went through 5-4 on aggregate.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Footballfanatic 5 months ago

    What a game…..Zaidu was substituted for tactical reasons …… but he has a new competition in sarr. Dude packs a bullet in the left foot.

  • Shuma 5 months ago

    Now this is a defender, worked his way of to the first league of Portugal,and now one of two Nigerians playing in European competition, the other being Peter Olayinka. Zaidu literally better than the current Nigerian defenders that just got a call up.

    Zaidu Sansui was good, out defended Cuadrado in the beginning almost got an assist.

    • Shuma 5 months ago

      Forgot Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun facing Olayinka of Slavia Praha.

  • Nice one. Good to see sanusi’s team doing well in this season’s champions league and sanusi playing a major part.

  • daniel 5 months ago

    this Sanusi is rugged Defender, he join attack, track back fast, his best Nigeria defender for now. is not easy to play first team of FC Potor