Aboubakar double sends Porto through with win over Monaco


The 29-year-old made his 164th competitive appearance for the club on Wednesday when he replaced Kevin Kampl in the second half of their 2-1 defeat to Besiktas.

Paris - FC Porto won 5-2 at home to last season's UEFA Champions League semi-finalists Monaco to qualify from Group G. The Italian club's hopes of snatching second place in Group F, however, were hit as Feyenoord fought back to equalise through Nicolai Jorgensen before claiming the dramatic victor and their first points in this year's group stage.

Obviously, the biggest teams want to sign the biggest stars, and many of them turn out in the Champions League - Europe's premier cup competition.

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Napoli have been knocked out of the contest and will now play in the Europa League.

Aboubakar took advantage of the Ligue 1 champions' pedestrian defending to score twice inside the opening 33 minutes before Felipe and Rachid Ghezzal were sent off following a clash in the centre circle. "But it was awesome to make my Champions League debut tonight".

Liverpool's convincing victory over Shakhtar Donetsk - the Spanish team's rivals for second place - ensured that even after dropping points to Maribor, they progressed to the knockout stage. The Eagles lost all six of their matches, scoring just one goal and conceding 14 in the process - the worst ever record by a Portuguese club in the competition. Besiktas were a much-changed side having already qualified as group winners. "Getting 12 points in this group is fantastic". Early in yesterday's match at home to Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu Ronaldo called for the ball on the corner of the 18-yard-box, received the pass, cut inside and struck a delicious shot into the far top corner.