Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in the first leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League will host Portuguese Champions Porto.
In the group stage Porto have scored 16 of 18 points and scored in six matches with 15 goals. Roma in the knockout stages of the Champions League turned out not so convincingly – “the Wolves” in a weak group with real Madrid, “Victoria Plzen” and the Moscow CSKA scored only 9 points and finished the group stage with two losses.
On the domestic arena opponents today things are different – Porto leads the Portuguese League and Roma in Serie A is only in sixth place with 25 points behind the leading Juventus.
Recently both teams are not impressive, Roma at the beginning of January in the Italian Cup managed to lose the “Fiorentina” with the account 1:2, and Porto lost to sporting in the League Cup final and in the championship in the last two games, scored only two points.
Porto and Roma are the first and only time in the Champions League met in the season 2016-2017. In the final qualification of “Dragons” in Rome won with the score 3:0 and didn’t let the Italians in the group stage.
Roma: Mirante Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov – Nzonzi De Rossi – Kluivert, Zaniolo, Stephan El Shaarawy – Jacko.
Port: Casillas – Milito, Felipe, Pepe, Telles – Otavio, Danilo Pereira, Hector Herrera – Brahimi – Fernando Soares.
Stream: Futbol 2, 22:00