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Sanusi Relishes Porto’s Champions League Progress

Sanusi Relishes Porto’s Champions League Progress

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Zaidu Sanusi has celebrated FC Porto’s progress into the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League at the expense of Serie A giants Juventus, Completesports.com reports.

10-man Porto went through on away goals after extra time.

The Primeira Liga side won the first leg 2-1 and advanced into the last eight after a 3-2 extra-time loss in Turin saw the tie end 4-4 on aggregate.

Sergio Oliveira’s free-kick, his second goal of the night, proved to be the difference as it beat a poor Juventus wall and squeezed past Wojciech Szczesny to put Porto ahead with seven minutes of extra time remaining.

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The hosts went straight up the other end to restore their lead on the night through Adrien Rabiot but Porto held firm in the closing stages to seal a memorable win.

Earlier, Oliveira had put Porto ahead with a penalty only for a second-half Federico Chiesa brace to turn the tide back in favour of the Serie A side – especially as Mehdi Taremi had been sent off for the visitors in between Chiesa’s goals.

Porto stayed in the tie, with Pepe in fine form at the heart of their defence, and took the game into an additional 30 minutes, where the drama continued and Oliveira’s second effort eventually saw them through.

Zanisi took to the social media to celebrate their qualification.

“We are together fc porto, good job guys 🔵⚪️💙✅,” the Nigeria international wrote on Intstagram.

The 23-year-old has made eight appearances for Porto in the competition this season and scored once.

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