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Preview: Porto – RB Leipzig

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FC Porto are only one point behind Leipzig in Group G, with the Portuguese having accumulated three points in the first three rounds.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Turkish side Besiktas have somewhat surprisingly taken a run-away lead in Group G. Porto and Leipzig are currently just 1 point apart in the battle for progression to the next round. Two weeks ago, Leipzig won the reverse fixture 3-2 in a close fought encounter.

RB Leipzig were only founded in 2008 and this is the first season that they have appeared in the CL. Porto, on the other hand, have a rich history in Europe, with two CL/European cups to their name (most recently in 2004) as well as two Europa League/UEFA Cup titles (most recently in 2011).

Porto will look to pacey hitman Vincent Aboubakar in this all-important match. The Cameroonian international has been in blistering form for his club side this season, with 8 goals in 10 matches in the league and 3 goals in 2 matches in the Champions League.

Leipzig recently went on a blistering run in the Bundesliga, with 4 wins on the bounce. That came to an end last weekend after a 2-0 defeat against Bayern. All 4 wins before that were by a margin of exactly 1 goal, the Germans have not won by more than 1 goal in their last 11 matches.

Porto have been close to faultless in the Primeira Liga so far, with 9 wins and 1 draw from the first 10 matches. They have been in frightening form at home, scoring 23 goals and conceding just 3 – they have won by a margin of at least 3 goals in all 5 of them. In their only home match in the CL so far they lost 3-1 against Besiktas.

 

Missing players

Porto: T. Soares (injury)

RB Leipzig: S. Ilsanker (toe injury), Bruma (doubtful), F. Coltorti (doubtful).

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