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September 18, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
Ernst-Happel-Stadion — Wien
Referee:‬ C. Thomson‎
Attendance:‬ 37500‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Austria Vienna 0-1 Porto

Goal took in the action at the Ernst-Happel Stadium, where Lucho Gonzalez decided the game for the Portuguese outfit with a second-half goal to snare an important three points

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Heinz Lindner
    0
    0
    3.00

    Heinz Lindner

    Cannot be blamed for the goal, and had little to occupy himself with otherwise.

  • Kaja Rogulj
    0
    0
    3.00

    Kaja Rogulj

    Performed a generally sound marking job on Jackson Martinez, giving the Colombian striker barely any space when he got on the ball.

  • Manuel Ortlechner
    0
    0
    2.50

    Manuel Ortlechner

    Solid for the most part, but possibly could have provided better cover in the buildup to the first goal of the game.

  • Markus Suttner
    0
    0
    3.50

    Markus Suttner

    Not only did he lock down his left flank and prevent Lica from finding a route through, but more than once, he popped up centrally in the nick of time to snuff out Jackson Martinez on the ball.

  • Fabian Koch
    0
    0
    3.00

    Fabian Koch

    An eager candidate on the right, providing a resourceful overlapping outlet on most of Vienna's attacks, and committing himself to the cause defensively. His enthusiasm got the better of him, however, as he saw yellow for a lunge in the first half.

  • Florian Mader
    0
    0
    2.50

    Florian Mader

    Drifted into a few dangerous long-range shooting positions, but his radar was well and truly off, as he fluffed his lines at every opportunity.

  • James Holland
    0
    0
    2.50

    James Holland

    Lost sight of Lucho Gonzalez at the edge of the box, allowing the Porto man the space he needed to pick his spot.

  • Daniel Royer
    0
    0
    2.00

    Daniel Royer Flop of the Match

    Looked to be a source of trouble for Sandro early on after drawing a few fouls, but faded alarmingly from the game as the match went on.

  • Tomáš- Jun
    0
    0
    2.50

    Tomáš- Jun

    One of the only members of Viennas squad to have previous Champions League experience, but it counted for little on the field as he was largely stymied out wide.

  • Philipp Hosiner
    0
    0
    3.00

    Philipp Hosiner

    Did not have much to work with in terms of service for most of the game, but proved himself a winning runner throughout, and nearly slipped in for the kill.

  • Marko Stankovic
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marko Stankovic

    Showed himself as a clever operator when one the ball, and came within inches of getting his name on the scoresheet with a bullet header that hit the post.

Substitutions

  • Tomas Simkovic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Tomas Simkovic

    Could not provide any sort of thrust in the middle for his side as the game largely passed him by.

  • Helton
    0
    0
    3.00

    Helton

    Not the most secure handling in the early exchanges, but made a smart save on a Vienna break, and looked more assured catching the ball late on.

  • Alex Sandro
    0
    0
    3.50

    Alex Sandro

    Looked one of the most promising attacking outlets for his side with his ability to beat his man, and did not neglect his defensive duties either, timing a few interceptions perfectly. However, he did see yellow for a careless tug.

  • Danilo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Danilo

    Made a telling contribution early in the second half when he skipped free down the right flank and cut back smartly to Lucho Gonzalez to break the deadlock.

  • Eliaquim Mangala
    0
    0
    3.00

    Eliaquim Mangala

    Hardly put a foot wrong at the back, and attended to his defensive duties with diligence. In all honesty though, his task was not the most difficult.

  • Nicolás Otamendi
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nicolás Otamendi

    Did not look entirely comfortable on the rare Vienna attack, and was forced to scramble for the ball when proper reading of the game would have made many of his tasks routine.

  • Fernando
    1
    0
    3.50

    Fernando

    Relished the midfield dogfight on the night, showing an appetite for winning the ball and disrupting play in the center of the park. A decent option going forward as well, as he tested the keeper with a long-range drive.

  • Josue
    0
    0
    3.00

    Josue

    Distributed the ball effectively, and settled well into a supportive role for the attack. Helped to shore up the defensive positions late in the game.

  • Lucho González
    3
    0
    3.50

    Lucho González Top of the Match

    Retained possession intelligently for his side, and showed a fair amount of poise to slot home a cutback from the top of the box for the opening goal of the game.

  • Licá
    0
    0
    2.50

    Licá

    Generally a fruitless outing for him on the flanks, as staunch defensive attention and a lack of dynamism on his own part saw him isolated.

  • Jackson Martínez
    1
    0
    3.00

    Jackson Martínez

    A tough night for Porto's main man, who was matched every step of the way by the determined defense of the hosts. However, it was this trend that played a part in Porto's goal, as he pulled the center backs out of position, creating space for Lucho Gonzalez.

  • Silvestre Varela
    1
    0
    3.00

    Silvestre Varela

    He did fare slightly better than Lica on the opposite flank, but his game still suffered from inconsistency, and for the most part, he did not come up with the end product required.

Substitutions

  • H. Herrera
    0
    0
    2.50

    H. Herrera

    Did not contribute much in his short spell on the pitch

  • Marat Nailevich Izmailov
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marat Nailevich Izmailov

    Stretched a few tired opposition legs in his cameo off the bench.

Results
Group A Matchday 1
Times In EDT
 
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