How Mourinho’s former club got a dramatic last-minute win like Manchester United did at PSG

Jose Mourinho’s former club FC Porto headed into their second leg UEFA Champions League tie trailing 2-1 against AS Roma but Alex Telles scored a match-winning penalty with three minutes of extra-time remaining as the Portuguese side beat the Italian Serie A side 3-1 on the night to clinch a 4-3 aggregate victory and progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Roma came into the tie after an uninspiring victory at Stadio Olimpico but Porto levelled the last-16 tie after 26 minutes when Kostas Manolas, making his 200th Roma appearance, was dispossessed in midfield and the hosts poured into the box where Marega’s cross beat goalkeeper Robin Olsen and Tiquinho Soares side-footed into the empty net. But Roma were level soon after when Diego Perotti was brought down on his way into the box by Eder Militao, with veteran midfielder Daniele De Rossi scoring from the penalty spot.

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Lorenzo Pellegrini replaced the struggling De Rossi at the end of the first half and Soares sent a diving header narrowly over as Porto sought to level the tie at 3-3. Perotti was guilty of a glaring miss for Roma, hooking wide from 12 yards when allowed to run through on goal unchallenged, before the second half ground to a halt with both sides reluctant to get caught on the break. Porto got their goal, though, as Moussa Marega made it 2-1 early in the second half before Wednesday’s game petered out and went into extra-time.

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A penalty shoot-out looked imminent until Alessandro Florenzi’s shirt pull on Fernando prompted for a Video Assistant Referee consultation and, after referee Cuneyt Cakir pointed to the spot, Telles stepped up to send Estadio do Dragao into raptures as Porto reached the last eight for the first time in four years. The result puts Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco’s future in doubt, with the club outside the top four in Serie A having suffered a derby defeat to SS Lazio last time out and no longer in contention for any silverware.

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Meanwhile, the club Mourinho led to the Champions League title in 2004, is now the first Portuguese club to defeat Italian opposition in the competition since 2005 as Sergio Conceicao’s men continue to dream of European glory while pushing for the Primeira Liga title. Can Porto go all the way like Mourinho’s 2004 team in this season’s competition? Let us know in the comments section.