FC Porto won 4-0 at Group B leaders Club Brugge on Wednesday and will advance to the Champions League last-16 after Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen draw 2-2 on the day.
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With just one game remaining, Porto moved up to nine points, four points clear of Atleti, leaving Brugge, which was already guaranteed a top-two finish, on 10 points.
After Brugge had won three of their first four group games, the game abruptly ended their remarkable run. Before Wednesday, they had not given up a goal in Group B.
After losing their first two games, Porto swept to a convincing third straight victory in the group. They appeared defensively frail and made mistakes.
Following a brilliantly weighted through ball from captain Otavio in the 33rd minute, Taremi wasted two early opportunities before scoring the game’s first goal.
When defender David Carmo was fouled three minutes into the second half, Brugge was awarded a penalty.
Porto then carved apart the Brugge defence with Evanilson snapping up a missed clearance to make it 2-0 in the 57th minute and Eustaquio adding the third three minutes later.
Club Brugge possible starting lineup:
Mignolet; Meijer, Boyata, Mechele, Odoi; Vanaken, Onyedika, Nielsen; Skov Olsen, Jutgla, Lang
Porto possible starting lineup:
Costa; Sanusi, Carmo, Cardoso, Conceicao; Galeno, Eustaquio, Uribe, Otavio; Taremi, Evanilson