I've got an exam in a few hours, so I will keep this brief. Porto will score at home, but we need to limit the damage. That means good positioning from our back four and pressure on the ever-shaky Helton in goal.
The gala XI is in full force:
Porto has lost just twice this entire season: at home to Benfica (Portuguese cup semifinal) and Sevilla (EL round of 32). In both instances, they advanced nevertheless. Time to change that statistic.
Prediction: I'd be happy with 2-1 to Porto, leaving us with a fighting chance in the return leg. A result would be a bonus against a side in incredible form. Big games needed from Rossi and Valero. Endavant Villarreal!