Sérgio Oliveira sinks Juventus in Turin to send Porto to Champions League quarter-finals

Sérgio Oliveira sinks Juventus in Turin to send Porto to Champions League quarter-finals

- Juventus vs FC Porto ended in a 3-2 win for the Old Lady but they are out of the tournament

- A brace by Chiesa and a goal from Rabiot were not enough see Juve reach quarter-final

- Sergio Oliveira's brace on the night means Porto qualify on away-goal's rule after it ended 4-4 on aggregates

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Juventus have been knocked-out of this season's UEFA Champions League after FC Porto qualified for the quarter-final of the competition despite the Old Lady's 3-2 win in the second leg.

The reverse fixture had ended 2-1 in favour of the Portuguese club, which means Porto go through to the next stage courtesy the away goals' rule after it ended 4-4 on aggregates.

It was fight to finish at the Allianz Stadium in Turin and it was Porto who opened the scoring for the crucial away goal in the 19th minute which was dispatched beautifully by Sergio Oliviera.

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But it took Juventus four minutes into the second half to restore parity after Federico Chiesa found the back of the net from a Cristiano Ronaldo assist to make it 1-1.

Porto were reduced to 10-men after Mehdi Taremi received a yellow card, and quickly picked up another for kicking the ball away!

Juve capitalised on it and took the lead after Chiesa ghosted onto a cross from close range and headed in for his second of the night, and his third of the tie. 2-1, forcing the tie to go into extra time.

And despite playing short of a man, Porto scored again in the 115th courtesy Sergio Oliviera to make it 2-2 on the night before Adrien Rabiot found the net for Juventus to make it 3-2 for Juve.

Porto knock Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus out of the UEFA Champions League
Juventus vs FC Porto ended 4-4 aggregares and the Portuguese club qualify. Photo: Valerio Pennicino
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There were no further goals as that was how it ended; Porto go through on aggregates.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Danillo who currently plays for reigning Italian champions Juventus has explained that his teammate at Turin Cristiano Ronaldo has the power to continue playing football.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been one of the best footballers in the world considering his brilliant performances which has helped him win five Ballon d'Or awards.

He started his football career on the streets in Portugal before he joined Sporting Lisbon from where he made a move to Manchester United in the Premier League.

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