Porto vs Malaga Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: February 19, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM UTC;
Venue: Estádio Do Dragão — Porto.
The Andalusian side will try to maintain their unbeaten Champions League ran. Manuel Pellegrini’s men are undefeated on the road. But their previous away loss in Europe came from Portuguese team. Champions League game between Porto from Portugal and Malaga from Spain faces two teams that have never met each other before.
Porto are at the top of the Primeira Liga table with 49 points from 19 games. They are undefeated in their last five games, having 4 wins and 1 draw. They have an amazing home record winning 4 and drawn one from their last five home matches. In generally, the Dragons are unbeaten in their last 23 home games, having 20 wins and 3 draws. In the Champions League Porto qualified from the second place in Group A behind PSG. At home they have 100% result with 3 wins over PSG, Dynamo Kyiv and Dinamo Zagreb. Their best striker Jackson Martinez has 20 goals in 19 appearances. Porto has won the UEFA Champions League for 2 times. The last one was in 2004.
Malaga stands forth in La Liga table with 42 points after 24 games. Their present form has seen 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in their last five games. Their last five away games have seen 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat. This is Malaga’s first Champions League ever, and they have been in good form so far, being undefeated in the group stages. The Andalusians qualified from the first place in Group C ahead of Milan, drawing all three away games against Milan, Anderlecht and Zenit.
Malaga will be hoping to extend their unbeaten Champions League run. Manuel Pellegrini has problems with his first choice full-backs in face of Eliseu and Jesus Gamez. Both are out of contention, while Martin Demichelis could return after missing out the weekend’s victory over Athletic Bilbao.
Porto welcomes back James Rodriguez. Vitor Pereira has a fully strength squad to choose from.
Porto line-up: Helton, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Lucho, Fernando, Moutinho, Atsu, Martinez, Rodriguez.
Last three matches:
Beira-Mar 0 – Porto 2;
Porto 1 – SC Olhanense 1;
Vitoria Guimarães 0 – Porto 4.
Malaga line-up: Caballero, Sanchez, Weligton, Demichelis, Antunes, Toulalan, Camacho, Joaquin, Isco, Portillo, Saviola.
Last three matches:
Malaga 1 – Athletic Bilbao 0;
Levante 1 – Malaga 2;
Malaga 1 – Zaragoza 1.