Porto – Liverpool
Porto faces Liverpool in a first leg from the 1/8-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The game is going to be played at the Estadio Do Dragao in Porto.
The Portuguese giants reached the 1/8-finals of the competition after finishing second in their group. They were in the company of Besiktas, RB Leipzig and Monaco. Porto won 10 points in this group and finished with a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. They have won this competition twice and they are a club who cannot be underrestimated.
In the Portuguese Primeira Liga Porto are leaders with 2 points ahead of Benfica and a game in hand. Right now they are the only unbeaten team in the Portuguese league, being still without a loss in 21 games played. They have won 17 of these 21 matches, which shows an impressive winning rate.
But now one of the great European giants is coming in town – Liverpool.
The Reds reached the 1/8-finals of the competition after winning their group with Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Maribor in it. Jurgen Klopp’s team finished its participation in the group stages unbeaten, having 3 wins and 3 draws from the games played.
The Champions League is an important competition for Liverpool, especially now. The Reds have lost their chances of winning the Premier League this season, so you can be sure that they would want to do better in Europe. The club’s fans are thirsty for good moments, so Liverpool will try to bring them some in the Champions League. This is a competition which Liverpool have won 5 times in their rich history.
Liverpool are favourites against Porto, especially with the rematch being at the Anfield. Porto will try to get a good result before the second leg, but it won’t be easy.