Precious Away Goal Gives FC Porto Champions League Advantage


Danilo's second-half penalty can prove priceless for Porto. Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Danilo’s second-half penalty can prove to be priceless for Porto. Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

A late Danilo penalty goal spared the blushes of visiting Portuguese giants FC Porto and allowed them a distinct advantage heading into the second leg after a 1-1 draw against FC Basel in their round of 16 Champions League encounter. Continue reading

Preview: Chelsea vs. Sporting


Nani will be unavailable for the Sporting-Chelsea match through injury. Can Sporting still secure a result? Photo: express.co.uk

Nani will be unavailable for the Sporting-Chelsea match through injury. Can Sporting still secure a result? Photo: express.co.uk

On Wednesday evening, Sporting travel to Stamford Bridge to take on the already-qualified Chelsea in a crunch match that will decide whether they go through to the Round of 16 of the Champions League or not. They go into the game needing just one point to qualify as the group runners-up, having beaten Schalke (4-2) and Maribor (3-1) at home in their last two Champions League games. Continue reading