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.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
06 December 2016
Bayern München v Atlético Madrid, Allianz-Arena 21:45
Barcelona v Borussia M'gladbach, Camp Nou 21:45
Benfica v Napoli, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) 21:45
Manchester City v Celtic, Etihad Stadium 21:45
Dynamo Kyiv v Beşiktaş, NSK Olimpijs'kyj 21:45
PSG v Ludogorets, Parc des Princes 21:45
PSV v Rostov, Philips Stadion 21:45
Basel v Arsenal, St. Jakob-Park 21:45
07 December 2016
Bayer Leverkusen v Monaco, BayArena 21:45
Porto v Leicester City, Estádio Do Dragão 21:45
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu 21:45
Club Brugge v København, Jan Breydelstadion 21:45
Juventus v Dinamo Zagreb, Juventus Stadium 21:45
Legia Warszawa v Sporting CP, Pepsi Arena 21:45
Olympique Lyonnais v Sevilla, Stade des Lumières 21:45
Tottenham Hotspur v CSKA Moskva, Wembley Stadium 21:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Which English Premier League club will progress furthest in this season's Champions League?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.