MATCH REVIEW: João Moutinho Is The Difference As FC Porto Downs Malaga In The Champions League

Posted: February 20, 2013 in Match Review, Porto
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João Moutinho scored and was a constant threat all match as FC Porto earned a well-deserved 1-0 victory against Malaga in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Moutinho took a pass from just outside the box from Alex Sandro in the 56th minute and deflected it past Malaga keeper Wilfredo Caballero. The victory gives the Portuguese champions the advantage going into the second leg in Malaga on March 13th.

Portuguese defender Vitorino Antunes who is on loan with Malaga from Paços de Ferreira started the match for the Spanish club and played well throughout. Porto’s James Rodriguez made his first appearance coming back from injury by replacing Silvestre Varela in the 58th minute.

“We were able to play well and get a good result. We controlled the game from the start and could have added to the lead, but it was still a good victory. It is always important not to concede goals and now we have to concentrate on the next match in Málaga in order to move on,” Moutinho said after the match.

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