- Porto ‘proved we can play too’ after ‘surprise’ defeat of Bayern, says Jackson Martinez
After its surprising defeat of Bayern Munich, Porto now have one foot in the Champions League’s semi-finals after their shock 3-1 win at home over Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final, first leg.
Porto carry a weighty advantage to Munich for Tuesday’s return leg at the Allianz Arena, while Bayern have a glimmer of hope after their away goal, but still need to score at least twice at home.
“That result is a surprise and we knew it wouldn’t be easy against a side who control possession,” said Porto captain and goal scorer Jackson Martinez.
“But we took our chances and proved that we can play too. I don’t feel 100 per cent still. But I trained hard in the last few days and was pleased to get a goal,” he added having missed the previous six weeks with a hamstring injury.
In Munich, Porto will be without Real Madrid-bound defender Danilo, who is suspended after picking up a late yellow, but they deserved their win after exploiting mistakes by Bayern’s Xabi Alonso and Dante.
“We always want to play from the back and this style can sometimes be dangerous, but mistakes are part of football,” said Bayern captain Philipp Lahm.
“The 3-1 defeat hurts, but nevertheless there is still all to play for in the return leg.” reports Sky sports.