porto: helton, pepe, marek cech, ricardo quaresma (vieirinha dk.80), lucho gonzalez, lisandro lopez, anderson (jorginho dk.43), fucile, bruno alves, raul meireles, helder postiga (bruno moraes dk.75). teknik direktör: jesualdo ferreira
hamburg: sascha kirschstein, juan pablo sorin, thimothee atouba (jose paolo guerrero dk.68), joris mathijsen, raphael wicky (rene klingbiel dk.54), mehdi mahdavikia, piotr trochowski, boubacar sanogo, nigel de jong, collin benjamin (mario fillinger dk.46), danijel ljuboja. teknik direktör: thomas doll
yardımcı hakemler: eric castellani (fra), francis crelo (lux)
4. hakem: thierry auriac (fra)
porto: helton (gk), pepe, marek Čech, ricardo quaresma (dk. 80 vieirinha), lucho gonzález (c), lisandro, anderson (dk. 43 jorginho), jorge fucile, bruno alves, raul meireles, hélder postiga (dk. 75 bruno moraes)
yedekler: vítor baía (gk), ricardo costa, paulo assunção, alan
teknik direktör: jesualdo ferreira (por)
hamburg: sascha kirschstein(gk), juan pablo sorín, thimothée atouba (dk. 68 josé paolo guerrero), joris mathijsen, raphael wicky (c) (dk. 54 rené klingbeil), mehdi mahdavikia, piotr trochowski, boubacar sanogo, nigel de jong, collin benjamin (dk. 46 mario fillinger), danijel ljuboja
yedekler: stefan wächter (gk), besart berisha, alexander laas, benny feilhaber
lópez leads porto stroll published: wednesday 18 october 2006, 0.25cet
fc porto 4-1 hamburger sv the 2004 european champions got their first group g goals in emphatic fashion with lisandro lópez on target twice.
by paul saffer from estádio do dragão
fc porto broke their scoring duck in this season's uefa champions league in emphatic fashion with a defeat of hamburger sv that leaves the visitors adrift in group g after three losses.
comfortable win lópez scored at the start and finish of the match, with a lucho gonzález penalty and hélder postiga's header helping the portuguese club to a resounding victory. third-placed porto are now four points ahead of hamburg - whom they visit on 1 november - and within two of arsenal fc.
fucile debut pfc cska moskva's win against arsenal earlier today only underlined the need both sides had for maximum points here. with bosingwa dropped at right-back, porto coach jesualdo ferreira made the surprise decision to give uruguayan fucile his debut, but it was lone striker postiga who made the first impact in torrential conditions, breaking through the hamburg defence and shooting over.
lópez strikes there was plenty of early work for an injury-hit hamburg defence, boosted at least by thimothée atouba's recovery from groin problems to start at left-back. ricardo quaresma made a surging run but visiting goalkeeper sascha kirschstein, back from suspension, was equal to his shot, but had no chance of preventing lópez opening the scoring. anderson robbed raphael wicky, burst in from the left and his cutback eluded kirschtein, allowing the grateful forward an easy tap-in.
long-range efforts kirschtein then expertly smothered a postiga effort and as the rain eased hamburg found their feet, mehdi mahdavikia and piotr trochowski both testing helton from distance. the visitors thought they were level in the 35th minute when daniel ljuboja turned in atouba's cross, but referee alain hamer ruled that the forward had fouled helton. anderson then broke down holding his right leg and was replaced by jorginho, but porto were celebrating as the half ended. from jorginho's deep corner, ljuboja handled in the hamburg area and home captain lucho gonzález dispatched the penalty.
hamburg changes mario fillinger was brought on for his competition debut to give hamburg some flair in midfield, and wicky also limped off to make way for another uefa champions league newcomer, rené klingbeil. trochowski made helton save not long before the hour and ljuboja came close with a header as hamburg pushed hard, knowing defeat would leave their hopes of progress in a perilous state.
home joy however, porto were happy to exploit the space at the other end and pepe prompted a stop from kirschstein before raul meireles threatened from long range. juan pablo sorín made room for himself in the porto box, but bruno alves made a crucial sliding tackle. meanwhile, news of celtic fc's goals against sl benfica only added to the happy home atmosphere, and the rejoicing was unbridled when postiga nodded in quaresma's teasing cross on 69 minutes.
victory sealed the victory was complete with ten minutes left as lópez ran on to a through-ball from bruno moraes and beat kirschstein with ease. trochowski pulled one back with a stylish shot but hamburg's wretched winless season goes on while the 2004 european champions have a glimpse of light in group g.