Porto are unbeaten in their last eight Champions League games against French opposition wins, draws). Actual Madrid are the last French side to beat Porto in Europe premier competition, in October 2003.Malaga have only lost of their 25 games in European competition, qualifiers included. Both those defeats were in Porto: against Boavista back in March 2003 (UEFA Cup quarter-finals) and FC Porto in the first-leg.Malaga only had shots in the first leg against Porto, the fewest attempts in a Champions League game this season. Malaga are winless in their last Champions League games, the longest current drought among the teams still left in the competition.Porto have kept the most neat sheets in the Champions League this season (five).Porto have conceded only goals in seven games, the best defensive record in the Champions League this season alongside Juventus and PSG.Malaga are the only team yet to concede a first-half aim in the Champions League this season.
Porto are still shorthanded in midfield as Steven Defour recovers from injury. He suffered a thigh strain last month and could not get slot in time for this match. Fernando, JoÃ£o Moutinho and Lucho GonzÃ¡lez are sure to be Porto’s beginning midfield in his absence. Silvestre Varela has recently returned from injury and could be in contention to start, though it would not be shocking to see him stay on the bench. James Rodriguez has also shaken off a recent knock, and is expected to start.Other hand about match Malaga will look to overturn a aim deficit from the first leg as the French outfit welcome Portuguese champions, Porto, to La Rosaleda in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday.A solitary strike from Joao Moutingo was the difference at Dragao, as Manuel Pellegrini’s men suffered their first-ever defeat in the Champions League.Los Boquerones have been boosted by the return to training of Eliseu & Julio Baptista in recent weeks. The duo have been suffering from knee & hamstring injury respectively, but may not be in contention to start in the European clash against their Iberian neighbours.The Portuguese champions had been sweating over the fitness of Joao Moutinho for the trip to Andalusia as the 26-year-old missed the earlier matches with a thigh injury, but it looks like they will be fit to feature.Malaga are without Eliseu, who misses out through a knee injury. Before January’s transfer deadline day, that would not have been much of a controversy, but they are lacking in depth on the left now that Nacho Monreal is an Arsenal player. Vitorino Antunes, who is on loan from Paos Ferreira, has started at left back in the last matches for Malaga. Eliseu is their only major injury concern.
Malaga vs Porto Match 2013
UEFA Champions League Football
Date: 13 March 2013 | 13-03-2013
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda — Málaga
Referee: N. Rizzoli
Malaga and Porto teams squads and expected probables lineups players details list here.
Malaga Team Squad:
Willy, Sergio Sanchez, Demichelis, Weligton, Antunes, Toulalan, Iturra, Joaquin, Isco, Julio Baptista, Santa Cruz.
Subs Kameni, Lugano, Camacho, Saviola, Piazon, Duda, Francisco Portillo.
Porto Team Squad:
Helton, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Gonzalez, Fernando, Joao Moutinho, Izmailov, Martinez, Varela.
Subs Fabiano, Maicon, Andre Castro, Rodriguez, Liedson, Atsu, Seba.
Ref Mark Clattenburg (Eng)
Malaga vs Porto Champions league match become more interesting and they are ready for big clashed so we will hope for enjoy real game in these 90 minutes on earth. Making predictions in football is always a nearly impossible thing to do. So many things could happen that fans can never know what to expect. But based on recent form and matchups alone, Porto clearly holds the upper hand entering La Rosaleda. we hope and predict that Porto team will take lead in match by 2-1 goals. but must stay here check results and watch who will win the match?.