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')