Liverpool is on a direct course for a first appearance in the Champions League semifinals for the second year in a row.
at Home at Anfield won the English top team 2-0 over FC Porto from Portugal in the first kvartfinaleopgør, and therefore have a magnificent starting-point in the second leg next week.
- An early lead gave Liverpool control of the events, and the guests had a hard time, when the pace was screwed in the weather.
the Portuguese had badly managed to find their own feet, before the ball for the first time was in the net.
After less than four minutes of play got Roberto Firmino put the ball back to Naby Keita on the edge of the penalty area. Guineanerens end got a straightening on the road and cheated on Iker Casillas in the Porto goal.
Keita scored his first goal of the season against Southampton on Friday, so perhaps the expensive purchased midfielder finally found the recipe for success in his new club.
After 26 minutes was mad again, in the Porto defence, and this time it was Firmino himself, who had the last foot on the ball.
Jordan Henderson found the oncoming Trent Alexander-Arnold with a perfect dybdeaflevering, and the young højreback sent the ball straight in the feet of Firmino, who could easily score.
the Guests were not without opportunities, and especially the powerful striker Moussa Marega gave Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk something to look to in the Liverpool defence.
Liverpool were angered by the break with a tomålsforspring, and the red dominance continued in the beginning of the second half.
Sadio Mané got the ball in the net, but was just in offide position. And as time went on, something of the intensity of Liverpool's game.
Porto went in search of an important away goals, but the guests did not dare to send many people back on the offensive and managed not to seriously threaten Alisson Becker in Liverpool-the cage.
a big second half, it was not. But the result could hjemmepublikummet't complain, and the English crew is storfavorit to play itself among the four best in the lucrative tournament.
the second leg played on Wednesday 17. april at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto.