FC Porto will play AS Roma in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League tie. AS Roma currently leads the tie 2-1. The match is set to be played Estádio do Dragão in Porto.
It has not been a very good week for FC Porto as they were beaten by Benfica at home. It was a 2-1 loss for FC Porto and it has resulted in the team losing top spot in the Primeira Liga. During the loss, FC Porto had over 60% of the ball and completed 21 shots but still didn’t do enough to win the game. The loss will make life hard for FC Porto but it will be important for the side to switch its focus onto the Champions League as they still have a very good chance of making it into the quarterfinals. Porto scored a vital away goal in the first leg which means that a 1-0 win at home will be enough to win the tie.
On the other side of the coin, AS Roma will know that they must play exceptionally well if they wish to win this tie. It was a tough weekend for Roma as they were beaten by Lazio meaning they have fallen behind AC Milan and Inter Milan in the race for a top 4 spot. It was a very poor game for Roma as they allowed Lazio to win 3-0 and with some ease. AS Roma have struggled over the past few weeks and it is going to be very tough for the Italian side to win against Porto away from home.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick FC Porto to win this match. FC Porto and AS Roma are very even when it comes to talent but with this match being played at the Estádio do Dragão, the side from Portugal should be good enough to win.