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UEFA Champions League

  • March 13, 2013
  • • 3:45 PM
  • • Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga
  • Referee: N. Rizzoli
  • • Attendance: 27451

Málaga win Aggregate 2 - 1

Champions League Preview: Malaga - Porto

Vítor Pereira's outfit takes a one goal advantage into the second leg at La Rosaleda, with a place in the Champions League quarterfinal up for grabs.



Sanchez, Weligton, Demichelis, Antunes

Toulalan, Camacho
Joaquin, Isco, Piazon

Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro
Lucho, Fernando, Moutinho
Varela, Martinez, Rodriguez

Malaga will look to overturn a one goal deficit from the first leg as the Spanish outfit welcomes Portuguese champion Porto to La Rosaleda in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday.

A solitary strike from Joao Moutinho was the difference at Dragao, as Manuel Pellegrini's men suffered their first ever defeat in the Champions League.

Los Boquerones have been boosted by the return to training of Eliseu and Julio Baptista in recent weeks. The duo have been suffering from a knee and hamstring injury respectively, but may not be in contention to start in the European clash against the club's Iberian neighbor.

The Portuguese champion had been sweating over the fitness of Moutinho for the trip to Andalusia as the 26-year-old missed the previous two matches with a thigh injury, but it looks like he will be fit to feature.

Eliaquim Mangala has also recovered from a shoulder injury and could be in with a shout to start.

  • Malaga's 1-0 defeat in the previous leg at Estadio Dragao was the club's first-ever Champions League loss.
  • Manuel Pellegrini's side has managed just four wins in 14 outings in 2013.

  • The Spanish outfit has never before had to overturn a first-leg away defeat in European competition.

  • Porto, in the knockout rounds for the 10th time, was last at this stage in 2009-10, losing 5-0 at Arsenal having won 2-1 at home.

  • The Portuguese champion has a strong record when winning the first leg at home, though, going through 33 times.

  • Porto's 38 games against Spanish sides has given the club a record of W13 D5 L20. In Spain that record is W5 D2 L11, although the club has won on three of its last six visits, losing only once


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UEFA Champions League ‎(UCL)‎ Mar 13, 2013 Malaga 2 - Porto 0
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UEFA Champions League ‎(UCL)‎ Feb 19, 2013 Porto 1 - Malaga 0
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Last Five Matches
Aug 2, 2014Malaga 3 - Newcastle 1FRC
May 16, 2014Malaga 1 - Levante 0LIGA
May 11, 2014Atletico Madrid 1 - Malaga 1LIGA
May 3, 2014Malaga 0 - Elche 1LIGA
Apr 26, 2014Getafe 1 - Malaga 0LIGA
Aug 15, 2014Porto 2 - Maritimo 0POR1
May 10, 2014Porto 2 - Benfica 1POR1
May 4, 2014SC Olhanense 2 - Porto 1POR1
Apr 21, 2014Porto 3 - Rio Ave 0POR1
Apr 16, 2014Benfica 3 - Porto 1TDeP
Team News
Available Squads
13Willy CaballeroGoalkeeper
-Jesús GámezDefender
26Martín DemichelisDefender
8Jérémy ToulalanMidfielder
-Manuel IturraMidfielder
30Javier SaviolaStriker
19Júlio BaptistaMidfielder
1Carlos KameniGoalkeeper
2Diego LuganoDefender
21Sergio SánchezDefender
21S. FernándezStriker
-Lucas PiazonStriker
9Roque Santa CruzStriker
-Eliaquim MangalaDefender
-Alex SandroDefender
-Nicolás OtamendiDefender
8Lucho GonzálezMidfielder
-Joao MoutinhoMidfielder
35Steven DefourMidfielder
-Jackson MartínezStriker
17Silvestre VarelaStriker
4Maicon Pereira RoqueDefender
-André CastroMidfielder
28James RodríguezMidfielder
-Marat Nailevich IzmailovStriker
-Christian Twasam AtsuStriker

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