Match: Porto – Chelsea
Date: Tuesday, 29 September, 2015
Start time: 19:45 GMT
The favorites in Group G of the Champions League Porto and Chelsea face each other Tuesday from 19:45 GMT. The match is the second round of group stage and will be play at “Estádio do Dragão” in Porto.
In the first round Porto drew 2:2 away to Dynamo Kiev. It expected namely Ukrainians and “dragons” to lead a battle for second place in the group. Dynamo took the lead of Gusev in the 20th minute, but three later Aboubakar equalized for the Portuguese. He scored again after 81 minutes and it seemed that Porto will walk away with three points from Kiev. Vitaly Buyalskiy however, tied the game in the 89th minute and so did not allow the “dragons” to start with success.
Weekend “dragons” failed to defeat Moreyrenze guest, finishing at 2:2. However, they increased their series of 12 consecutive games unbeaten in all competitions. Porto is the leader in the championship after six rounds played and will try to bring good performance against the Londoners.
Goalkeeper Iker Casillas could save historic match against Chelsea. Spanish guard is to match number 152 in the Champions League, more than any other player in the tournament. Currently he has 151 games with Xavi. Defender Ivan brands you will be online for the game after missing the first leg in Kiev due punishment.
Chelsea broke the underdog in the group Maccabi Tel Aviv with 4:0 at home in the first round. Londoners outnumbered opponents throughout the match and hits with distinction Wilian, Oscar, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.
So far this season but Chelsea conceded 14 goals in the Premier League and their task to keep a clean sheet in Porto will be very difficult. Over the weekend, the “blue” ended a run of three consecutive wins in all competitions, having made 2:2 away to Newcastle. Londoners lagging behind with 0: 2, but goals Ramirez and villas come to one point.
Jose Mourinho returns to Porto, which won his first Champions League. Chelsea coach will try to record a ninth consecutive success for Chelsea against Portuguese teams. During his last visit “To do Dragão” in 2009 year Chelsea won with a minimum 1:0.
Porto have their chances against Chelsea and it is very possible to take advantage of hesitant performance opponent this season. Londoners face a lot of problems in defense, and this area in general is strongest in teams led by Jose Mourinho. Branislav Ivanovic is in very poor shape and Kurt Zouma lacked experience in the Champions League. Roll forward to affect the hosts to reach at least one shot on goal for Asmir Begovic, who replaces the injured Thibaut Courtois. In the team’s goalkeeper did in the game will return to Diego Costa, who is serving a sentence in the Premier League. So the Spanish trio in attack Costa, Pedro and Fabregas will be available to Mourinho. Adding to them and Eden Hazard, the power of the Chelsea attack is further increased. I believe that the champion of England will reach the goal in the door of the “dragons”.