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Atletico Madrid 2-1 Porto

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After a relatively quiet game for 90 minutes, the match exploded into life for the last 10 minutes of added time. Atletico Madrid took the lead in the 92nd minute after Hermoso’s shot was deflected over Costa and into the net.

The defender continued to be in the limelight as he handled the ball in the box to give Porto a penalty five minutes later.

Uribe scored the penalty despite Oblak getting a hand on the ball.

The two goals meant Atletico had more time to find a winner.

And they did so from a corner in the 101st minute.

Witsel won the initial header from Lemar’s cross, flicking the ball onto Griezmann at the back post to give the hosts a 2-1 victory.

Starting lineup:

Atletico Madrid (5-3-2): Jan Oblak; Nahuel Molina, Jose Maria Gimenez, Axel Witsel, Reinildo Mandava, Yannick Carrasco; Marcos Llorente, Koke, Saul Niguez; Alvaro Morata, Joao Felix.

SUBS: Angel Correa, Rodrigo de Paul, Sergio Diez Roldan, Antonio Gomis Aleman, Ivo Grbic, Antoine Greizmann, Mario Hermoso, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Thomas Lemar, Marco Moreno.

Porto (4-4-2): Diogo Costa; Pepe, David Carmo, Pepe, Zaidu; Otavio, Stephen Eustaquio, Mateus Uribe, Galeno; Mehdi Taremi, Evanilson.

SUBS: Goncalo Borges, Bruno Costa, Fabio Cardoso, Claudio Ramos, Rodrigo Conceicao, Andre Franco, Gabriel Veron, Joao Mario, Daniel Loader, Ivan Marcano, Toni Martinez, Wendell.


GOALL!!!!! 1-0 ATLETICO MADRID!!!! Hermoso is the hero for Atletico! He receives a pass from Correa on the edge of the box, glides past his marker, and shoots towards goal. His shot deflects over the goalkeeper and into the net.

GOAL!!!!! 1-1 URIBE!!!1 Uribe steps up to take the penalty and shoots into the bottom right corner! Oblak gets a hand to the ball but cannot keep it out.

GOAL!!!!! 2-1 ATLETICO!!!! Griezmann scores in the 101st minute to give Atletico the win! The corner is whipped in and flicked towards the back post, where Griezmann is completely unmarked to head home. Unbelievable finish to the game!

So, what’s next?

Atletico will now face Celta Vigo in the league before travelling to Bayer Leverkusen for their second Champions League fixture.

Porto will host Club Brugge next week to try and get off the mark in their European campaign.

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