Porto Defeats Roma in Champions League Thriller

While Manchester United’s amazing comeback against Paris Saint-Germain might’ve been the biggest soccer story on Wednesday night, Porto and Roma enjoyed a thriller of their town.

After losing in Rome by a 2-1 final, FC Porto completed a comeback of their own in the Estádio do Dragão to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time since 2014.

The match finished with a 3-1 final score.

90 minutes of regulation were not enough to decide a winner, as Porto and Roma were deadlocked in the draw 2-1 at the end of regulation.

In the added 30 minutes of time, however, Porto was awarded a penalty after a Roma player pulled Fernando’s jersey in the the box.

Alex Telles converted the penalty for Porto in the 117th minute, and the champions of Portugal held on to win the draw.

Roma was unable to capitalize on a Daniele de Rossi penalty goal that tied the game at 1-1 in the 37th minute that put them provisionally in the next round.

Porto’s Moussa Marega scored a goal to give his team a 2-1 lead in the second half, and the rest was history.

Porto now must await for the draw to find out who their opponent will be in the next round.