A powerhouse of English football and darkhorse of European football will clash in the Champions League in Estádio do Dragão. Porto who won their last match two matches in their national league will be confident to resist the red brigade. Read the full match preview, possible lineups and Dream11 team prediction of Porto vs Liverpool on our Fantasy Sports exclusive article. This preview will also help you to build your UCL Fantasy league team as well.
Date – 29/9/2021
Time – 12.30 am (IST)
Venue – Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Where to watch in India – Sony Network and Jio TV.
Referees – Sergei Karasev of Russia
Assistant referees – Igor Demeshko and Maksim Gavrilin of Russia.
Sérgio Conceição's team had a tough match against the current Spanish Champions, Atletico de Madrid. The goalless draw was somehow beneficial for them as Suarez and company failed to net the ball in their home conditions. However, Chancel Mbemba's last-minute red card will force Conceição to make some defending changes.
Post returning from Madrid, Porto has done quite well in Primeira Liga. They have managed to win two crucial games Moreirense FC and Gil Vicente FC. Luis Diaz scored twice in their 5-0 win against Moreirense FC. Against Gil Vicente, Sérgio Oliveira netted a last-minute goal to hand them a 2-1 win. Post these wins, Porto now sits at number two in the Primeira Liga.
Chancel Mbemba will have to sit down due to a red card in the last match.
Pepe did not look good as he missed the last match on Friday. Otherwise, all seems to be fine for Sérgio Conceição's team. Consider this before choosing your UCL Fantasy League team.
Main goal-keeper Marchesin is expected to guard the goal for the first time in the season. He should make a comeback into the team for this Porto vs Liverpool matchup. Therefore make your Dream11 team prediction according to that.
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1-2 win against Gil Vicente FC
5-0 win against Moreirense FC
0-0 draw against Atlético de Madrid
1-1 draw against Sporting CP
3-0 win against FC Arouca
Liverpool sits at the top of the Premier League Points table even after a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Brentford football club. Jürgen Klopp's men also had a tough match against AC Milan where they ended up winning the match 3-2 in Anfield. Without a single loss this season, Klopp should be very much confident of his dream of the treble with the reds.
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The Premier League had not produced any challenges to Liverpool except Chelsea and Brentford. Klopps' men have been on tremendous striking from. They have scored at least three goals in their last five matches. Mohamed Salah and Henderson have been in top-notch form as well. Meanwhile, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane have been on the scoring sheet more often than not in the last five matches. Therefore, check out these strikers and midfielders while making your UCL fantasy team.
No suspensions for the reds as they travel to Porto for the Champions League Clash.
Thiago Alcántara, Naby Keïta and Harvey Elliott are on the injured list of Liverpool. So do not forget to remove them from your dream11 team prediction of the Porto vs Liverpool match.
Takumi Minamino, Kostas Tsimikas and Roberto Firmino are expected to make a comeback to the team. Thus, Diogo Joto might have to sit on the bench this time. Therefore, be selective while picking your UCL Fantasy league team.
3-3 draw against Brentford
0-3 win against Norwich City
3-0 win against Crystal Palace
3-2 win against AC Milan
0-3 win against Leeds United
Porto has not been able to win any match against the English against giants. They lost 5-0 on aggregate when last they met in the 2018-19 quarter-finals.
Costa; Corona, Cardoso, Marcano, Wendell; Otavio, Oliveira, Grujic, Diaz; Taremi, Martinez
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Minamino