Luis Díaz scored first for the blues and whites and Morelos equalized before the break. The result did not change again in the second half and Steven Gerrard’s team leaves Portugal with an important point.
The dragons came in with a lot of ball, pressing their opponents right out of the ball and the strategy started to bear fruit. After 10 minutes, the blues had to get an idea of 72 percent of the ball.
FC Porto has always sought, with some calm, breaches in the defensive of Rangers until reaching the goal. First, Zé Luís gave a warning, then the same Zé Luís shot to the post and the third was Luis Díaz’s turn to score the night. A ‘missile’ crusader that gave no chance to Scottish formation guardian McGregor.
At 36 minutes, the dragons justified the advantage and even continued to dominate. But if up front, FC Porto were effective, back there had to be careful … and the portista team did not have. Barisic launched Alfredo Morelos in depth and the Rangers striker left Marcano behind to equalize just before the break. A framed shot and a goal for Steven Gerrard’s side.
In the second half, night fell at Dragão and FC Porto followed the end of the day. With this, say that Sérgio Conceição’s team changed as of overnight. For the first few minutes, he still seemed to be keeping the tune, but disorganization washed over the blues and whites.
The Rangers managed to reach the portista area much more often and with danger, it should be said. Marchesín was forced to make one of the night’s defenses to prevent Morelos from scoring again. The Scots made life difficult for FC Porto who only woke up in the last few minutes.
The dragons came at the opponent in the final moments of the game, without the desired criteria. Still the goal was close, but McGregor was insurmountable. The Rangers goalkeeper made a double save and managed to hold an important point for Gerrard’s charges.
FC Porto are third in Group G with four points behind Rangers (also four points) and Young Boys (6 points). Feyenoord is last classified with three points. All open to the three remaining journeys.