Porto vs. Juventus score, highlights: Juve, Cristiano Ronaldo take Champions League hit in first leg

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Juventus' Champions League title hopes took a bit of a hit at Porto on Wednesday as the Portuguese side pulled off a 2-1 upset. But a late goal for Juventus by Federico Chiesa has them still with life after an away defeat in the round of 16 first leg. Porto scored in the opening minutes of each half, capitalizing on the visitors' lack of focus to put themselves in a good spot ahead of the second leg. 

It was Mehdi Taremi who found the back of the net two minutes in off a horrific error from Rodrigo Betancur that put Porto up 1-0.

Betancur tried to play the ball back to his goalkeeper, but instead he put it on a platter to the Porto attacker. On the other side of halftime, Moussa Marega finished a well-placed shot in the 46th minute to give the hosts a commanding lead in a match where Juve looked far from their best.

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With Cristiano Ronaldo kept at bay, it was Chiesa's fantastic finish in the 82nd minute off a pass from Adrien Rabiot that revived Juve's chances with a vital away goal. 

The second leg, set for March 9, would see Juve advance with a 1-0 win thanks to the away goal.

Porto 2, Juventus 1 (FT)

⚽ Porto: Mehdi Taremi (2')
⚽ Porto: Moussa Marega (46')
⚽ Juventus: Federico Chiesa (82')

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While it's been ugly for Juve, and they have shown nothing to convince anybody they can get back in this, there is still more than a half an hour to play. But they need to make some changes quick in attack. A really baffling performance.

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GOAL: Porto

It's another nightmare start to the second half for Juve as they're caught napping to at the first whistle again, this time it's Moussa Marega with the goal for Porto.

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Chiellini is coming off with an injury. Points to his lower leg. A blow for Juve.

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Half an hour gone and Porto could have an upset brewing. Juventus with most of the possession but have looked sloppy on the ball. Some early substitutions taking place now.

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