Juventus knocked out of Champions League by 10-man Porto

Juventus were edged out of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League by Porto on away goals despite the Italian top-flight champions winning the second leg 3-2 at home on Tuesday.
Juventus knocked out of Champions League by 10-man Porto

TURIN: Juventus were edged out of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League by Porto on away goals despite the Italian top-flight champions winning the second leg 3-2 at home on Tuesday.

The Portuguese champions visited Juventus Stadium in Turin with a 2-1 lead from the first leg in February and extended that lead 19 minutes into Tuesday's match as Sergio Oliveira scored from the penalty spot after teammate Mehdi Taremi was fouled by Merit Demiral in the box.

Juventus, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, failed to respond in the first half but soon made amends after the interval with Federico Chiesa's shot finding the far corner in the 49th minute.

Porto suffered a blow in the 54th minute as Taremi was sent off after receiving a second yellow card. Nine minutes later, the hosts took the lead through Chiesa's header.

The visitors defended well to drag the match into extra-time and Oliveira stunningly put a long-range free-kick into the net in the 115th minute. Adrien Rabiot's header two minutes later couldn't save the Italian giants from exiting the competition as Porto reached the quarterfinal on away goals.

Meanwhile Paris Saint-Germain will host Barcelona on Wednesday. The French champions won the first leg 4-1 at the Camp Nou. Liverpool will bring a 2-0 advantage to face Leipzig in Budapest. (IANS)

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