Unbeaten Porto Reach Champions League Last 8

Porto are through to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in six years after an emphatic 4-0 home thrashing of FC Basel.

The Estadio do Dragao hosts, who were without top marksman Jackson Martinez, came into Tuesday night’s encounter on the back of a 1-1 draw from the first leg at St Jakob-Park, but were rarely troubled by Basel as they struck four un-replied goals.

Algerian midfielder Yacine Brahimi opened scores for the Portuguese when he curled a delicately taken free-kick over the wall into the net from 20 yards.

Yacine Brahimi Delicately Lifts the Ball Over the Wall Into Basel Net. Image: AFP/Getty.
Yacine Brahimi Delicately Lifts the Ball Over the Wall Into Basel Net. Image: AFP/Getty.

Hector Herrera doubled Porto’s advantage beating Tomas Vaclik in goal for the Swiss champions. Brazilian midfielder Casemiro, on loan from Real Madrid crashed in his free-kick from 30 yards to make scores 3-0.

Vincent Aboubakar, standing in for the injured Martinez, wrapped up an impressive night for coach Julen Lopetegui’s side with another superb goal.

Basel ended the game with ten men as Walter Samuel saw red for a second bookable offence after a foul on the Cameroonian striker.

Porto now joins Chelsea as the only unbeaten sides in the Uefa Champions League this year.

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