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Both the reigning Portuguese champions and the guests from Italy experienced a major setback in national football over the weekend. Played the Dragões by a 1: 2 home defeat against arch-rivals Benfica Lisbon, possibly the Portuguese championship and slipped in the Primeira Liga in second place, so the Giallorossi conceded in the derby della Capitale at rivals Lazio a 0-3 swat. Thus, a renewed qualification for the UEFA Champions League, in which La Magica had just advanced to the semi-finals just last season, has come a long way. The troupe of Eusebio Di Francesco wants to remain accordingly in the current season as long as possible in the premier class.
After the 2: 1 home game victory from AS Roma the starting position is basically good, although Porto is through the away goal just in the comfortable situation, even with a 1-0 home win the rudder to be able to tear around again. In Porto against AS Roma beat the odds of the bookmakers also in the direction of the home side, however, on the one hand since the 2014/15 season are no longer beyond the knockout stages of the Champions League, and on the other hand since now five K Serie A games in series were unable to celebrate a victory (one draw, five defeats). Negative values that ought to be taken into account for the forecast at Porto vs. AS Roma, which is why the Azuis e brancos are in favor of winning this home game, but the Italians are given more chance to move into the next round.
Most recently, in the knockout phase of the premier class, it was not all that good for the double overall winner of the most important European competition for club teams (1987 and 2004): the dragons did not win, including the 1: 2 first leg defeat against the Giallorossi last six games in the Champions League knockout rounds and conceded just last season to kick off a 0-5 swat in domestic Estádio do Dragão against the eventual finalists and Roma defeat Liverpool FC. Sérgio Conceicao’s side had been all the more set this season, especially as the Azuis e brancos were the most successful team in the group stage, scoring the clear first-round victory in Group D with 16 out of a possible 18 points. After a 1-1 draw on Schalke on Matchday Porto won five games in series.
However, the defeat in Rome has brought the dragons back to basics, although Sérgio Conceicao stresses that a draw was already made in the first leg. With more possession and better duels, the Azuis e brancos were also strong, but missed the cold snap in the final, before the Giallorossi six minutes were enough to score twice. The direct answer only three minutes later for a 1: 2 goal came too late, but the starting position has improved again. A 1-0 victory would be enough for the first quarter-finals in four years. But: Of the 20 knock-out rounds in European competitions in which Porto lost the first leg, the kite managed only four times to solve the ticket for the next round. However, there is a glimmer of hope that plays a role in Porto’s prediction against AS Roma: in three of these four cases, a 1: 2 away defeat was recorded in the first leg – just as it is now.
Similar to Porto, which can not bring the championship by its own power due to the defeat against Benfica, there is also hangover in the Giallorossi these days. For more than two hours, the leaders of the team sat together with coach Eusebio Di Francesco, President Pallotta, Vice President Baldissoni and other employees after the 3-0 debacle in the derby of Rome against city rivals Lazio still together. The provisional consequence: The coach remains at least still for the game in Porto on the bench. An off in the Champions League knockout round Francesco could then in the second year then but still cost the job, because fourth place has become in the Serie A by this bitter setback a great deal unrealistic, although La Magica had previously remained eight league games without defeat (six Victories, two draws) and could actually get back into a good starting position.
Nevertheless, the 0: 3 defeat by Lazio blends seamlessly with a series of unpleasant results such as the 1-7 trophy defeat at the Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia quarter-final – results that usually undermine the Giallorossi in the distance. Also in the Derby della Capitale last year’s semi-finalist of the premier class officially had an away game. Already in this year’s preliminary round La Lupa lost two of the three away games and also has to show in the knockout phase, no better values. Even the run to the semifinal 2017/18 was only possible because of the home strength. Away there was in knockout, quarter-finals and semi-finals namely a defeat. But also in the international history of the Italians there is a number that favors the tip on the Giallorossi in Porto against AS Roma: From a total of 30 knock-out matches in competitions of UEFA, in which the Serie A representative one Victory in the first leg, La Magica has retired a total of 26 times to the next round.
FC Porto vs AS Roma head to head matches
12.02.19 CL AS Roma FC Porto 2 : 1
23.08.16 CL AS Roma FC Porto 0 : 3
17.08.16 CL FC Porto AS Roma 1 : 1