Porto’s Moussa Marega, right, celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League round of 16, first leg, soccer match between FC Porto and Juventus at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
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FC Porto had a dream start to the Champions League knockout stage with a 2-1 win over Juventus.
Mehdi Taremi and Moussa Marega got on the scoresheet for Porto, which opened each half with an early goal to grab a stunning lead in the two-legged round-of-16 matchup.
Cristiano Ronaldo was held scoreless Wednesday at Estadio do Dragao in his home country of Portugal, leaving Juventus with an uphill battle to advance.
The trip to the quarterfinal will be decided in the second leg March 9 at Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy.
The first leg couldn’t have began any worse for Juve, which conceded the opening goal in just over a minute.
Rodrigo Bentancur was trying to pass it back to the keeper but it was Mehdi Taremi who found the ball for the quick score.
The second half saw a similar start as Moussa Marega scored for Porto in a matter of seconds after intermission. Continue reading
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