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Tearful Mehdi Taremi Was Consoled By Sergio Conceicao At Full Time

Ryan Sidle

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Tearful Mehdi Taremi Was Consoled By Sergio Conceicao At Full Time

Porto's Mehdi Taremi was in tears at full time on Tuesday night, after Porto shocked Juventus to progress in the Champions League, despite the striker's red card.


Even after Porto's first leg win three weeks ago, Juventus were expected to win the second leg and make it through to the quarter finals, especially after Federico Chiesa's late away goal in Portugal.

However, on a dramatic night in Turin, it was Sergio Conceicao's side who went through on away goals, with the former Lazio player guiding his side through despite going down to 10 men.

Striker Taremi, who scored the first goal of the tie, was shown two yellows in two minutes at the beginning of the second half, the second for kicking the ball away.

Having watched his teammates go on and win the game, the Iranian was clearly very sorry for his actions at full time and was consoled by his manager as the emotions overcame him.

Porto once again went ahead on the night, with Sergio Oliviero putting the away side 1-0 up from the penalty spot, after Taremi had been fouled in the box.

The goal cancelled out the Old Lady's first leg away goal and set up the possibility of extra time. The Italian champions pressed for an equaliser but went into the break still behind.

Andrea Pirlo didn't have to wait long after half-time to see his side get back into the tie, with Chiesa scoring in the 49th minute.

With Taremi's red card coming just five minutes later it left the visitors with a long time to hold on with a man less, and within 10 minutes Chiesa had scored his third of the tie to level things up.

After some staunch defence, with former Real Madrid defender Pepe shining, and good goalkeeping from Porto, it looked like Juve had won it in injury time but VAR ruled out Alvaro Morata's goal for offside.

Against all odds Porto retook the lead in the tie in second half extra time, with Oliviera scoring from a free kick, that went through the legs of Cristiano Ronaldo, summing up the five time Ballon d'Or winner's terrible night.

The Italian champions refused to die though and went back ahead on the night through Adrien Rabiot's goal with just three minutes left, but Porto still led on away goals.

Full time saw scenes of jubilation from Porto players, and brought an emotional Taremi to tears!

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/BT Sport

Topics: Football, Serie A, Primeira Liga, porto, Juventus, Champions League

Ryan Sidle
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