Dec 11, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Vicente Calderon Stadium
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
Garcia (14'), Costa (38')
Aranzubia (27'), Alderweireld (54'), Insua (66')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Josue (7'), Gonzalez (32'), Defour (37'), Martinez (41'), Mangala (78')

Result: Atletico Madrid win to send Porto out

Atletcio Madrid secure a 2-0 victory over Porto, who crash out of the Champions League at the group stage.

A 2-0 victory for Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital has sent Porto out of this season's Champions League.

Porto started the game well and they came close to opening the scoring when Jackson Martinez volleyed against the crossbar after being gifted space inside the box by the hosts.

Atletico managed to break the deadlock with their first clear opportunity, as Raul Garcia earned himself some room in the penalty area before firing in the opening goal from a tight angle.

The visitors continued to threaten as they searched for the victory they needed, with Silvestre Varela hitting the crossbar with a header from close range.

Daniel Aranzubia was adjudged to have fouled Martinez after coming off his line to challenge the forward, and Porto were handed a great chance as the referee pointed to the penalty spot.

However, Josue failed to find the corner of the net with his effort from 12 yards and Aranzubia reacted well to make up for his mistake moments earlier.

Atletico Madrid's goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia stops a penalty by Porto's midfielder Josue Pesqueira during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match on December 11, 2013© Getty Images

Porto's frustration continued when Martinez hit the woodwork again with a deflected effort.

Diego Costa piled the misery on the visitors just a few seconds later as he sprinted clear of the Porto defence to take the ball past Helton and score a second goal for his side.

Despite needing three goals to stand any chance of qualifying, Porto continued to look dangerous in the second half of the match in the Spanish capital.

Lica came off the bench for the away side but Porto's bad luck in front of goal continued when the forward struck the post from a tight angle.

Atletico secured the result as they killed the game off with apparent ease in the closing stages to send Porto out of the competition.

Atletico Madrid forward Diego da Silva Costa vies with Porto defenders Alex Sandro and Eliaquim Mangala on December 11, 2013
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Porto heading for exit
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
2Atletico MadridAtletico2012712992043
4Real Madrid19105439182135
9Real Betis208393341-827
11Celta Vigo207583327626
12Athletic Bilbao206862322126
14Real Sociedad206683334-124
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2044122244-2216
19Las PalmasLas Palmas2042141647-3114
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account