UEFA CL GS Matchday 1: FC Porto vs Shakhtar

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  1. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Futebol Clube do Porto vs FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    UEFA Champions League || GS || Matchday 1
    Estádio do Dragão
    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    19:45​



    I'm really looking forward to returning to Europe's most prestigious club competition. I think Shakhtar are slightly better than Zenit and way better than APOEL, so this could be our toughest home match. Unfortunately both Rolando and Guarin will be suspended for this one due to their red cards in the Super Cup vs Barcelona, so the defense will really be tested against a good Shakhtar attack.
     
  2. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Wow, I didn't know Super Cup suspensions count for CL? That is REALLY gonna hurt us; especially Rolando. I don't like the idea of Maicon--Otamendi back there one bit. Our midfield should be relatively ok without Guarin (Belluschi will fill in I'm sure).

    Guarin was an idiot for that vicious tackle vs. Barca that late; was it worth it?

    At home, we need to find a way to grab 3 points.
     
  3. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    We can live without Guarin but missing the boss in the back is going to cost us. I still think we will pull through. We have the quality.
     
  4. palynka

    palynka Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Our defense worries me, no Rolando, Sapu and Alvaro doubtful... We need to control the midfield completely to avoid any surprises.
     
  5. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So as you guys are saying, the defense will be a big worry. Hopefully Alvaro will be fit to go, otherwise we'd be shot 1 fullback.


    Lista completa:

    Guarda-redes: Helton e Bracali;

    Defesas: Fucile, Otamendi, Maicon, Mangala e Álvaro Pereira;

    Médios: Souza, Fernando, Defour, Belluschi e João Moutinho;

    Avançados: Kléber, Hulk, Rodriguez, Varela, James e Djalma
     
  6. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Souza or Fernando might have to play Defence if AP can't play.
     
  7. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep, do you know if Souza has ever played RB? Fernando would probably be the more reliable option as an emergency RB for me.

    Otherwise I'm guessing Belluschi and James will both keep their places, with Moutinho returning to the starting XI.
     
  8. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Alvaro will be good to go. I'm confident about that.
     
  9. ---Z---

    ---Z--- Member+

    Cagalhao
    Nov 2, 2005
    CAMPEAO
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rAy7dGhtgI"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rAy7dGhtgI[/ame]

    awww great memories of porto's last CL advanture
     
  10. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    LOL, I guess since Sporting is never in the CL, you don't really follow it much. Try a different english team.
     
  11. palynka

    palynka Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    It took something special for MU to knock us out... Not a bad campaign.
     
  12. Sinstar

    Sinstar Member

    Aug 2, 2008
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
  13. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ********, sounds like Alvaro is out according to this UEFA report:

     
  14. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    ^ DAMN! We're in real trouble
     
  15. vaiamerda

    vaiamerda Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Toma la cabrao
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm_KyhMKQvE"]Rádio Renascença - O Sporting Está? - YouTube[/ame]
     
  16. Jolivander

    Jolivander Member

    Jun 19, 2011
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    That report is based on old info, most reports in Portugal today says he should be ready.
     
  17. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes sir, you are correct, and thank God for that! :D Defour gets the nod over Belluschi, that's the surprise for me.

    Helton
    Fucile-Maicon-Otamendi-Alvaro
    Fernando
    Defour-Moutinho
    Hulk-Kleber-James

    Bench: Bracali, Mangala, Belluschi, Souza, Cristian Rodriguez, Varela.
     
  18. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Very surprised to see Defour in the lineup over Belluschi. If we need offense late, Belluschi & Varela are fantastic options to have.

    PORTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    Very excited :D
     
  19. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Let's hope Fucile/AP stay healthy and Maicon wakes up.
     
  20. vaiamerda

    vaiamerda Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    I've been tlistening to Portuguese radio all morning and Alvaro is available to play.
     
  21. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah big opportunity for Maicon, he needs to step up tonight and deliver a good performance.
     
  22. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Let's go boys! We NEED to get 3 points in a home game like this.
     
  23. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Anyone got a good stream?
     
  24. vaiamerda

    vaiamerda Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Hulk misses a pk
     
  25. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Really? 10 mins in and nobody has a link?
     

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