Round 3: UD Leiria vs FC Porto

Discussion in 'FC Porto' started by Chacal, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    UD Leiria vs Futebol Clube do Porto
    Round 3--Liga Zon Sagres
    Tuesday, September 6, 2011
    20:15 ​


    Not an easy game with some key players missing, but hopefully Hulk is OK to start.

    Players Called:


    GK: Helton, Bracalli

    DF: Fucile, Maicon, Rolando, Mangala, Alvaro

    MF: Fernando, Moutinho, Belluschi, Defour, Souza

    FW: Varela, Hulk, Kleber, Walter, J.Rodriguez, C.Rodriguez

    --

    International duty: Guarin, Otamendi, Sapunaru
    Injured: Alex Sandro, Rafa
    Not Called: Iturbe, Djalma, Kadu
     
  2. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Not bad. What I expect/hoping to see:

    -------------Helton-----------------
    --Fucile--Maicon--Rolando---Alvaro---
    --------------Fernando--------------
    ----------Moutinho--Belluschi-------
    ---Hulk---------Kleber-------Varela---

    Wouldn't mind seeing Mangala start instead of Maicon. Also, I really hope Fernando starts over Souza.
     
  3. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Also really nice to see James return! Maybe Defour sees his first action also.
     
  4. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kind of cool, Porto chartered a plane for Hulk to make sure he gets to the match on time! That's good stuff, just proves how important these away matches in the league are.
    http://www.ojogo.pt/27-249/artigo945155.asp

    PortoDragons, pretty much agree on the lineup, though I think James might start ahead of Varela and Souza ahead of Fernando. We'll see.
     
  5. portugal#1

    portugal#1 Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Hopefully UD leiria with 3 benfica players playing titular will get some sort of result ;)
     
  6. Jolivander

    Jolivander Member

    Jun 19, 2011
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    James better play today, or else I'm gonna beat VP.

    Edit: Lolz of the day, Chelsea Shop advert in the Porto forum. I guess it's almost true.
     
  7. palynka

    palynka Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I don't think Hulk should start, but it sure feels good to have him on the bench.
     
  8. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Souza better not start ahead of Fernando. Don't be dumb VP! Now that Fernando is here to stay until at least January, we mines will use him.
     
  9. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Almost exactly what I expected

    ----------------Helton------------------
    ---Fucile---Maicon--Rolando----Alvaro---
    ----------------Fernando----------------
    -----------Moutinho--Belluschi--------
    -----Hulk--------Kleber----------James----

    Bench:
    Bracali (GK)
    Varela
    Walter
    Cristian Rodriguez
    Mangala
    Defour
    Souza
     
  10. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    We've had some solid chances. James looks GREAT already in his first appearance. Hulk had a fantastic run up the middle with multiple defenders around him and curled the shot just over the crossbar.

    As much as we've had great chances, Leiria has spent quite a bit of time in our end as well.
     
  11. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the updates PD, hopefully the goal comes soon for Porto!
     
  12. abnormal

    abnormal Member

    Feb 20, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Classic FC Porto series of events

    UD Leiria with best chance of the game, Helton with a touch, Porto counterattack and TADA- JAMES RODRIGUEZ opens the scoring, putting it past the keeper bottom right corner.

    1-0 Porto

    and now Porto just chance after chance in the minutes that follow. Like Leiria decided to take a breather mid-game.
     
  13. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    What a goal by James. He looked like a 34 year old veteran on that finish.
     
  14. vaiamerda

    vaiamerda Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Gents

    I need a stream bad here. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
  15. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Was just about to post this!

    We almost concede, lead the counter attack right away, gorgeous through ball from Moutinho to James with a beautiful finish!

    1-0

    Wow, now we're REALLY flying. James almost scores again immediately after his goal, and now Kleber shows good hustle to get the ball off a defender and has his shot parried wide.
     
  16. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
  17. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
  18. vaiamerda

    vaiamerda Member

    Feb 27, 2011
  19. vaiamerda

    vaiamerda Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Kleber golo
    Bonito golo

    Fcp 2 Leiria 0
     
  20. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Falcao? ;)

    Kleber with a nice goal. :D 2-0 now
     
  21. abnormal

    abnormal Member

    Feb 20, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    These french guys, man what commentary, almost prophetic. No more than 20 seconds after they say a Kleber goal is getting close and would really help his confidence, BAM

    2-0 Porto (Kleber)

    HM: Nice pass by Belluschi to get him into space to finish in the box.
     
  22. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    2-0! Kleber :D

    Belluschi with the nice pass to Kleber who was in excellent position in the box. Would have been REALLY poor if he didn't finish truly. But, he did show a nice toe drag to get the ball in better positioning and finished very nicely with a high shot.

    GO KLEBER! :D

    2-0 '38 (current minute)
     
  23. vaiamerda

    vaiamerda Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Just love the chops doing play-by-play in French.
     
  24. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Yup Belluschi owned the defence by pretending to shoot then pass to the wide open Kleber. Even Helton would score that one. :D
     

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