Porto is playing at home in a rematch of the 1/8-finals of the Champions League. Both sides will fight hard if they want to qualify for the next phase of the competition. In Rome, the hosts were the better team and even had two goals lead, but Porto scored for 2-1 which makes the rematch exciting.
After the defeat in the first leg of the Champions League, Porto recorded three wins in which didn’t concede a goal. Over the weekend the Dragons participated in a crucial game – a derby against Benfica. They lost this game with 1-2 and Porto is no more the leader in the standings. Roma also played a vital fixture – a city derby versus Lazio. The game was a disaster for The Yellow and Reds, and they lost with 3-0. This defeat wasn’t expected and ended Roma’s run of four consecutive wins.
Porto are a solid side at home, and they’ve proved it many times in Europe. However, this season the Dragons often concede goals, and against the better teams, it’s hard for Porto to have a clean sheet. On the other hand, Roma are a real threat in attack, but their defence allows goals in almost every fixture. Porto have to catch up, and in this will open spaces for quick counter-attacks of The Yellow and Reds.
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Porto vs Roma Head to Head
In season 2016/17 Porto knocked out Roma in the group stage of the competition with a draw and win. Now Roma have a chance for revenge after a victory in the first leg with 2-1 in February.
|12.02.2019||Roma vs Porto||2-1|
|23.08.2016||Roma vs Porto||0-3|
|17.08.2016||Porto vs Roma||1-1|
Porto vs Roma Stats
- Porto don’t have a participation in the 1/4-finals of the Champions League since season 2014/15.
- For the last time, the Dragons continued to next phase of the competition after a loss in the first leg in October 1986.
- Before the loss against Lazio, Roma were on a run of four consecutive wins in all competitions.
- Edin Džeko has participated in 14 goals in the previous 11 fixtures of Roma in the Champions League (ten goals, four assists).
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Porto vs Roma Team News
The game for Porto will miss Vincent Aboubakar, while Jorge is in doubt.
Cengiz Ünder and William Bianda are injured and will not play for Roma. Kostas Manolas is in doubt.