In all of the excitement of a minute ago, Jordan Henderson picked up a yellow card for some indiscretion or other I have to confess passed me by. 60 minutes: Roberto Firmino sprints to the ball at the Porto playground and seems likely to break tonight’s deadlock, only to be refused with a splendid Max Perreira block. 59 minutes: The lesser-spotted Danny Ings is going to get a workout for Liverpool. He has had a dreadful time of it with accidents over the last two decades, so good luck to him.
57 minutes: Roberto Firmino drives forward and plays the ball to Mane standing with his back to goal a few yards away from the Porto playground. He’s not able to turn and pings it towards Jordan Henderson, as Liverpool continue to huff and puff for small reward in the last third. They are 5-0 up so that they won’t mind. 55 minutes: Joe Gomez tussles for a 50-50 ball down from the by-line and it rolls out of play. He appeals for a corner but does not get one. 54 minutes: For the first time tonight, Liverpool’s fans rouse themselves to drown out the traveling 4,000 from Porto using a half-hearted rendition of the Fields of Anfield Road. It will not last long and Porto’s fans are soon back in full voice. situs judi bola
49 minutes: Majeed Waris wins the ball kind Joe Gomes in midfield, takes it beyond Adam Lallana and unleashes a shot – the first on target on the match – which brings a smart save from Loris Karius. Porto cannot capitalize on the ensuing corner. 47 minutes: Moreno and Lallana combine down the left flank, with the left-handed the ball low and hard to get James Milner. He goes to earth and is not able to steer his shot on goal. An excellent chance goes begging. 46 minutes: OK, so today Porto have got the ball rolling – I might have jumped the gun with that previous post. Iker Casillas got a very warm round of applause from Liverpool’s fans as he made his way to the goal he will be defending in this second half, which he confessed graciously.
46 minutes: Porto get the ball rolling in the second half and reports from Paris, where it is also scoreless between PSG and Real Madrid, suggest their game is not much more entertaining than this one. There’s no additional time and the player’s troop off in the break. Sadio Mane has had the best chance of the match up to now, hitting the foot of the article with an attempt within the penalty area. 43 minutes: Alberto Moreno picks up a pass from Emre Can down from the corner, cuts inside through the Porto penalty area and goes down theatrically under a “challenge” from Max Perreira. He appeals for a penalty but does not get one. Replays suggest he was not touched and was trying to pull the referee.
39 minutes: The camera cuts to Jurgen Klopp, who’s standing on the touchline with his hands in his pockets, with an expression on his face that suggests he has just smelt something particularly unpleasant but is too polite to say anything about it. 35 minutes: Roberto Firmino picks up a nice pass from Jame Milner and attempts to play Sadio Mane in behind with a neat dink. The Senegalese mistimes his conduct and is flagged for offside. It is a shame, really, as it was a neat, quick passing move. 34 minutes: Andre Andre is booked for a foul on someone or other and Liverpool have a free-kick halfway within the Porto half, close to the left touchline. James Milner arcs at a delivery, which Dejan Lovren joins with but heads to the roof of the target.