FC Porto failed to take the advantage of being the home team in the first leg of the UCL quarter-finals as they lost 0-2 to Chelsea at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Portuguese side looked bright in the opening minutes of the game but it was Chelsea that scored first through Mason Mount before Ben Chilwell added the second few minutes to the end of the match.
After the fulltime whistle, Porto coach, Sérgio Conceição claimed they were superior to the Premier League side but their inability to score cost them the game.
“It is true, the result is extremely unfair but what counts are the goals that Chelsea scored and we did not score. The team played a very good game, always consistent in defensive terms, always attacking with danger, going down when they had to Within what was planned, the players were fantastic.
“Chelsea’s first shot is a goal. to achieve some situations, but without being able to score goals. But what is important is the result in these types of games.”
“Our strategy was defined with Luis closer to Marega, Otavio more on the inside. We had to hold on with a line of four with Corona helping on the right. The game was well planned but it did not go excellently, for that we had to win.
“We are in the elimination break and we have 90 minutes left. we were superior to Chelsea, but there are no moral victories, I don’t like it at all, what counts is the result.
“We are the only team in the quarter-finals, I think we were in the round of 16, which does not belong to the Big-5 and that feels a little bit in these types of games. yellow. There were some situations that I was not satisfied with.”