Porto vs Roma Match Info
Date: Wednesday March 6 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm GMT
Venue: Estadio do Dragao
Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)
Porto vs Roma Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
February 12 2019: Roma 2-1 Porto
August 23 2016: Roma 0-3 Porto
August 17 2016: Porto 1-1 Roma
Total head-to-head matches played: 5
Porto wins: 2
Roma wins: 1
Porto vs Roma Stats
- Both previous knockout ties between these clubs ended with Porto eliminating Roma
- Porto have played 14 previous matches at home to Italian opposition in European competitions, winning four, losing four and drawing six
- Roma have visited Portugal on seven previous occasions in UEFA competitions, winning two, losing two and drawing three
Porto vs Roma Match Preview
Roma are on course to make it third time lucky against Porto in Europe and look worth backing to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the second consecutive season.
The Giallorossi did, of course, go all the way to the last four in 2017-18 before losing to Liverpool, beating Shakhtar Donetsk and, memorably, Barcelona in the knockout stage.
And they cannot be discounted to enjoy a similar run again for they are favourites to advance in Portugal, having claimed a 2-1 advantage from the home leg courtesy of a Nicolo Zaniolo double before conceding an away goal to Adrian Lopez.
On both occasions these clubs have met previously it was Porto who came out on top, but now the circumstances are quite different – they have never had to overturn a deficit before, or play the second leg at home with its own kind of pressure.
There is no real advantage in favour of either team on current form, with both having been on strong domestic runs until losing at the weekend against arch-rivals.
At the outset of this tie we thought there was little to choose between these sides and that still looks to be the case, so the aggregate lead Roma hold may just prove to be critical come the final reckoning.
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