Aboubakar double sends Porto through with win over Monaco

Jose Verdugo
Diciembre 8, 2017

But in a one-sided second half, Sevilla breached the stubborn home defence when goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovic failed to keep out substitute Ganso's low shot following good work by Joaquin Correa.

Ten-man Porto advanced out of Group G with a 5-2 defeat of a disappointing Monaco side, who also went down a man at the Estadio do Dragao.

Brahimi and Aboubakar, which led to two of the first three goals, was decisive for a victory that confirmed Porto as, once again, the only Portuguese club to reach the last 16.

Maribor, the Slovenian champions, were already consigned to bottom place after scoring two goals in five group matches before this, their third draw in the competition.

The Germans must pick up more points against group winners Besiktas than Porto do at home to eliminated Monaco if they are to snatch second spot.

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Feyenoord ended Napoli's slim hopes of reaching the last 16 as Jeremiah St Juste's late goal snatched a 2-1 win for the Dutch side.

The opener came from Beşiktaş's Alvaro Negredo at the 10th minute.

Leipzig's Stefan Ilsanker was sent off for his second yellow card, then Keita made the breakthrough with three minutes remaining. The match was ten vs. ten for nearly one hour after Porto centre-back Felipe and Monaco's Rachid Ghezzal were sent off after getting into an ugly tussle in the first half.

"It has always been my dream to play for Leipzig in the Champions League".

Elsewhere, Paulo Fonseca closed out a sensational group phase by his Shakhtar Donetsk team by becoming the first coach to get the better of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side this season, winning 2-1 in Ukraine.

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