Malaga vs Porto Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: March 13, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM GMT;
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda — Málaga.
Pellegrini’s team will try to overcome first-leg deficit. Vítor Pereira’s men have a one goal advantage before the meeting at La Rosaleda, while both teams have good chances to progress into the Champions League quarter-final.
Both clubs have an excellent chance to progress to the next stage. The first game in Portugal ended with 1-0 for Porto, after a goal scored by Joao Moutinho. So, Malaga will try to get back in Spain. But, Porto are still favourites to pass through. Also, Malaga’s 1-0 loss in the previous game at Estadio Dragao was their first-ever Champions League defeat.
Malaga stands 4th in La Liga table with 44 points from 27 games. They are looking to hold down the last Champions League place, but are equal on points with 5th-placed Real Sociedad and are 1 point above 6th-placed Real Betis. Their present form has seen 1 win, 2 losses and 2 draws from last five games. Last five home matches Los Boquerones have finished with 1 win, 1 loss and 3 draws. They have managed just 4 victories in 14 games in 2013.
Porto goes 2nd in Primeira Liga with 56 points from 22 games. They are 2 points behind 1st-plaed Benfica and could lose their title this season. Their present form has seen 24 wins and 1 draw from last five games. Last five away matches the Portuguese club has finished with 2 draws and 3 wins. They are unbeaten in 16 games so far.
Malaga could welcome Eliseu and Julio Baptista, as they have returned to trainings, but they are not ready to play.
The Portuguese champions have some problems with the fitness of Joao Moutinho, as he missed the previous two games due to a thigh injury. But it looks like he will be fit for this game. Eliaquim Mangala has also recovered from a shoulder injury.
Malaga line-up: Caballero, Sanchez, Weligton, Demichelis, Antunes, Toulalan, Camacho, Joaquin, Isco, Piazon, Saviola.
Last three matches:
Valladolid 1 – Málaga 1;
Málaga 0 – Atlético de Madrid 0;
Betis 3 – Málaga 0.
Porto line-up: Helton, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Lucho, Fernando, Moutinho, Varela, Martinez, Rodriguez.
Last three matches:
Porto 2 – Estoril 0;
Sporting CP 0 – Porto 0;
Porto 2 – Rio Ave 1.