Champions League

Porto wastes chance to advance in draw

2016-11-23 07:58
Maximiliano Pereira (Getty Images)

Copenhagen - FC Porto missed a chance to guarantee its place in the knockout stages of the Champions League after being held to a 0-0 draw in Group G by FC Copenhagen on Tuesday.

The Danes can advance in the second spot if Porto only draws against Leicester in the last round and Copenhagen beats last-placed Brugge.

Both teams would be on nine points with Copenhagen having a better head-to-head record.

Copenhagen started aggressively with Benjamin Verbic looking dangerous, while Ludwig Augustinsson and Andrija Pavlovic had shots blocked.

For Porto, Andre Silva and Diogo Jota also threatened.

After half-time, Copenhagen lost the initiative, allowing Porto's Maximiliano Pereira, Silva, Jesus Coruna and Jota to keep goalkeeper Robin Olsen busy.

It was always going to be a tough task for Porto with Copenhagen now unbeaten at home for 33 matches over 15 months.

The third-placed team out of the two clubs is guaranteed a spot in the Europa League.

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