Falcao: More to come from Porto

BY foxsports • April 13, 2011

The newly-crowned Portuguese champions are all but assured of a place in the semi-finals after thumping the Russian club 5-1 at home in the first leg of their last-eight tie. Falcao helped himself to a hat-trick at Estadio do Dragao, but the competition's leading marksman denies the return leg will be a routine assignment. "I was looking to score one against Spartak, so to get three is obviously fabulous," said the 25-year-old Colombia forward. "It was a very important win for us and we were happy with the performance as well. "We managed to put the championship celebrations behind us and showed a lot of maturity in a competition we want to continue to excel in. "We know we will have to be at our best in the return match - especially as they are very strong at home - but we've gained an advantage which will allow us to be a bit calmer in Moscow." Spartak midfielder Ibson refuses to rule out a dramatic comeback from his side. "In football you can never say situations are impossible, but the defeat in the first leg obviously makes our life much harder for the second leg," said the Brazilian. "Who knows what will happen in Moscow? We have to try to mount a comeback or, failing that, at least win the game in front of our fans. "Porto are a very good team with skilful players. We started the first leg well enough and even had two chances to score. "In the end we paid the price for those misses and that's football."

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