FC Porto beats Maccabi Tel-Aviv 2-0 in Group G
LISBON, Portugal (AP) Vincent Aboubakar and Yacine Brahimi scored four minutes apart in the first half to give FC Porto a 2-0 win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv and the Group G lead in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Aboubakar opened the scoring with a header in the 37th minute and Brahimi struck in the 41st to give the hosts victory at the Estadio do Dragao.
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas recorded a clean sheet for the 51st time, a Champions League record.
The win leaves Porto with seven points after three matches, two points more than Dynamo Kiev, which held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at home. The English side has four points, while Maccabi remains pointless.
”It was a very important win for us,” Brahimi said. ”But we are not qualified yet. We have to win one more match.”
Porto, coming off a 2-1 win over Chelsea, will play its next match at Maccabi, while Chelsea will host Dynamo Kiev.
”We wanted to win and we managed to do that,” Porto midfielder Andre Andre said. ”We played a good match, we controlled things well in the second half and we are top of our group.
”There are still three games to go, though, and we know that the next one, in Israel, will be very difficult.”