Champions League

Porto edge Club Brugge to end winless run at home

2016-11-03 07:52
Andre Silva (Getty Images)

Portugal - FC Porto needed another decisive performance by Andre Silva to end a winless drought at home in Europe with a 1-0 victory over Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Portugal forward scored his 11th goal in his last nine appearances between club and country, helping Porto to snap a four-game winless run at home in the European competition.

Porto now find themselves occupying second place with seven points in Group G, three points behind leader Leicester, which was held to a scoreless draw at third-place FC Copenhagen.

The result eliminated Brugge, who are yet to earn a point after four matches while Copenhagen have accumulated five points.

Silva scored with a header off a corner in the 37th minute at the Estadio do Dragao as the ball deflected off the shoulder of Brugge midfielder, Tomas Pina, before going into the top corner by the far post.

"It is always important when you score the winning goal," the 20-year-old Silva said.

"We won, so we accomplished our mission for this match. We claimed the three points, which was the most important thing tonight. Now we have to go into our next match with the same confidence. We will have to fight until the end."

It was Silva's fourth goal in his last four matches with Porto after adding an injury-time winner against Brugge last month.

He also had four goals in Portugal's most recent World Cup qualifiers, against Andorra and the Faroe Islands.

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