FC Porto vs. Club Brugge – Football Match Report – 13 September 2022
Club Brugge cruised to a shock 4-0 win over FC Porto on Tuesday to win a second straight Champions League Group B game and take the top spot.
An early penalty converted by Ferran Jutgla was followed by two quick goals after half-time from Kamal Sowah and Andreas Skov Olsen before a late effort from teenage substitute Antonio Nusa sealed a huge upset.
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The Belgian champions were worthy winners as they added an unexpected triumph to last week’s home success against Bayer Leverkusen.
Brugge moved to six points, ahead of Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid who have three each after the German side beat the Spaniards 2-0 also on Tuesday. Porto are last without points.
The Belgians, who finished bottom of their group last season, took the lead after 15 minutes when Joao Mario brought down Jutgla and the new Spanish signing from Brugge found himself at the Estadio Dragao to convert the blow of foot.
Porto, who suffered a last-minute defeat at Atletico Madrid last week, looked uneasy and failed to conjure up a response with their only real first-half chance coming at the winger Pepe, whose effort was stifled by goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Two minutes into the second half, Jutgla attempted to dribble past a maze of defenders at the edge of Porto’s penalty area and, as the ball strayed away from him, it accidentally fell on Sowah to clear a path and score at close range.
Porto’s defense had been taken aback by the Ghanaian striker’s quick-wittedness and were again static as Brugge led 3-0 in the 52nd minute.
Bjorn Meijer hit a low cross from the left which was allowed to go all the way to the other side where an unmarked Skov Olsen was able to fire home under goalkeeper Diogo Costa.
A frustrated Porto continued to struggle to create chances with a confident Club Brugge seeing their efforts, while remaining dangerous on the counterattack.
Raphael Onyedika’s 86th-minute effort returned on the right but Brugge got a fourth as Nusa, on their Champions League debut, pulled away from the defense to finish with a composure that belied their 17 years.
Brugge next host Atletico on October 4 when two-time European champions Porto try to mend their campaign at home to Leverkusen.