Porto will host Antwerp on Tuesday in the fourth round of the Champions League group stage.
Two weeks after correcting a deficit against Antwerp by four goals to one, Porto finds the same competitor with the ambition of getting close to qualifying for the round of 16 of the Champions League. The Dragons occupies second place in Group H behind FC Barcelona, and currently has six points, while its Al Masaei competitor has not collected any of them. Third-placed Shakhtar have three points and welcome Xavi’s men at 6:45pm.
He was asked at a press conferenceSergio Conceicao returned for the first time to his team’s defeat against Estoril last Friday (0 – 1) and the impact the latter had on his morale: “I walked for two days with my head down looking at the (Porto) symbol, because you have to understand the club we represent and the requirements that exist here. We have to look at what we did wrong. It’s the match that makes me sad, deprives me of sleep, and then I find it difficult to be in a good mood.“
The Portuguese coach then returned to Porto’s lack of success against Antwerp despite scoring four goals: “We had two or three clear chances to score in the first half but we didn’t do it. Then, out of the four we played in the second half, we scored and could have scored more. We don’t take our actions enough even though we make a lot of them.“
In the event of a win, and if Barcelona also wins its match against Shakhtar, the Portestas will move six points clear of third place, two days before the end. They will then be sure to continue their European adventure, at least in the Europa League. The Porto-Antwerp match will be held at nine o’clock in the evening on beIN Sports 3.