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Please be fit, Mr. Valero.
Please be fit, Mr. Valero.

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:

Diego López
Mario - Musacchio - Marchena - Catalá
Cani - Bruno - Borja - Cazorla
Nilmar - Rossi

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!