Canadian international Stephen Eustaquio scored as Porto defeated Atletico Madrid 2-1 in Champions League play Tuesday to complete atop Group B.
Brazilian winger Galeno beat Atletico defender Stefan Savic to the ball down the left flank, headed towards the penalty field and despatched in a low cross than an onrushing Eustaquio hammered into the nook of the web earlier than being chopped down in a sort out.
When Stephen Eustáquio first dedicated to Canada, I believed there was no approach he’d have the ability to play for Portugal in any case. Now, I’m not so certain. Another Champions League goal for the Leamington, ON native <a href=”https://t.co/F9aytFpriN”>pic.twitter.com/F9aytFpriN</a>
The Twenty fourth-minute strike was the second profession Champions League goal for the 25-year-old Eustaquio, anticipated to be one of many important cogs in the Canadian midfield on the World Cup in Qatar.
The Canadian, who has been named Canada Soccer’s participant of the month for October together with Evelyne Viens, has three objectives and three assists in 26 appearances for the boys’s nationwide workforce.
Porto misplaced its first two Champions League matches this season and wasn’t anticipated to advance from a bunch in which Atletico Madrid was the heavy favorite.
But on Tuesday, it was Atletico lamenting a last-place end and Porto celebrating the group win.
More Canadians advance
Eustaquio can be joined by extra Canadian internationals in the Champions League knockout spherical.
Star Alphonso Davies of Germany’s Bayern Munich helped his membership qualify atop of teams C with an ideal Champions League report.
Tajon Buchanan and Cyle Larin have additionally superior to the spherical of 16, as Belgium’s Club Brugge completed second, simply behind Eustaquio’s Porto FC, in group B motion.
Former Canada’s males’s nationwide soccer workforce captain Scott Arfield noticed his membership Rangers of Scotland end on the backside of group A with six defeats in six video games.