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Preview: Porto – RB Leipzig

during the UEFA Champions League group G match between RB Leipzig and FC Porto at Red Bull Arena on October 17, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany.

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).