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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Ro16 1st LEG: Juventus in pole position against Porto

Juventus have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals courtesy of a 2-0 victory over FC Porto tonight.

Max Allegri's Bianconeri got the job done at Estádio do Dragão thanks to quick-fire second-half goals from substitutes Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves.

Porto had been disadvantaged since the 27th minute after Alex Telles was shown two yellow cards in the space of 74 seconds for stupid challenges on Juan Cuadrado and Stephan Lichsteiner.

Juventus were calm and patient throughout and it paid dividends on 72 minutes when Pjaca, who had replaced Cuadrado, score his first goal for the Italian giants.

Paulo Dybala's attempted through ball deflected nicely into the path of the young Croatian who needed no second invitation to fire beyond Iker Casillas.

Within 145 seconds, Juventus were two to the good when Alves smartly controlled with his chest a curling cross from Alex Sandro before hitting a lovely half-volley with his left foot.

From there it was all academic for Juve who will take a handy two-goal lead back to Turin for the return bout on March 14.


2016/17 UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 first leg

FC Porto (POR): 0 (red card: Alex Telles 27')
Juventus (ITA): 2 (Marko Pjaca 72', Dani Alves 74')
Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal - 49,229


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