Atletico Madrid 0-0 Porto: Fiery goalless clash with NINE yellow cards sees Diego Simeone’s side draw their opener in a tough-looking Group B also boasting Liverpool and AC Milan
- The sides went in 0-0 at half time after a stalemate first period on Tuesday night
- Nine players were booked in the course of a fiery, no-holds-barred encounter
- With 10 minutes left, Porto’s Mehdi Taremi had a goal disallowed for handball
Atletico Madrid played out a fiery 0-0 draw against Porto in their Champions League opener at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Tuesday evening which saw nine players booked.
After a stalemate first half, Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak saw his blushes spared when he misjudged an Otavio cross but saw the ball bounce off the inside of the post and away.
There was late drama with 10 minutes left, when Porto striker Mehdi Taremi had the ball in the net, but after a VAR check the referee adjudged the Iranian handled the ball over the line, leaving both sides deadlocked on one point in Group B.
Away defender Chancel Mbemba was sent off deep into stoppage time for cynically fouling Antoine Griezmann as he looked to run through on goal, with Luis Suarez bending the resulting free-kick narrowly over the bar.
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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone (above) saw his side draw against Porto 0-0 in Europe
Nine players, including Porto defender Pepe (second right) were booked in a fiery encounter
Defender Chancel Mbemba (19) was sent off in stoppage time for fouling Antoine Griezmann
Visiting striker Mehdi Taremi (above left) had the ball in the net in the 80th minute of the match
But after a VAR check, the referee adjudged that the Iranian handled the ball before it went in
Porto’s Sergio Conceicao came away with a point from the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday
Atletico Madrid (3-1-4-2): Oblak; Felipe (Herrera 75), Gimenez, Hermoso (Lodi 56); Kondogbia; Llorente, Carrasco, Koke (Correa 56), Lemar (De Paul 36); Suarez, Felix (Griezmann 56).
Substitutes not used: Lecomte; Lodi, Trippier, Vrsaljko, Cunha.
Yellow cards: Felix 51, Kondogbia 52, Felipe 71.
Manager: Diego Simeone.
Porto (4-4-2): Costa; Corona, Mbemba, Pepe (Marcano 54), Sanusi (Wendell 46); Otavio, Uribe (Vitinha 66), Grujic, Diaz (Pepê 84); Taremi, Martinez (Oliveira 66).
Substitutes not used: Ramos; Manafa, Costa, Vieira, F. Conceicao, Mario, Evanilson.
Yellow cards: Diaz 16, Sanusi 21, Uribe 41, Vitinha 67, Corona 76, Wendell 82.
Red cards: Mbemba 90+5.
Manager: Sergio Conceicao.
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