FC Porto Score Surprise Victory over Bayern Munich in Champions League Quarterfinal
Throughout the 2014 – 2015 UEFA Champions League, FC Porto has certainly been one of the biggest surprises. A Cinderella story from the very beginning, the football club from Portugal started things off by going undefeated in the group stage, and has continued to impress ever since. First, Porto sailed through the round of 16, vanquishing Basel in both home and away legs. Now, the Dragons have shocked the football world once again, by beating Bayern Munich 3-1 in the home leg of the quarterfinal round. Celebrate the big win today by visiting the FC Porto store at Soccer Box!
Soccer Box’s Porto store is the perfect place to pick up team gear for the 2014 – 2015 season. Warrior’s jersey designs for the club this year are stunning, from the blue and white home shirt, to the black and blue away jersey, all the way to the pink third jersey. Soccer Box has stock available in store for all of these football kits, and the home jersey is even available in both kids and adult sizes. Pick out your Porto kids home jersey 2014 – 2015 or adult away shirt today, to get ready for the next UCL fixture.
2014 – 2015 Champions League
FC Porto has won two Champions League titles in the past, but hasn’t won or progressed to the finals since 2004. In other words, the Portuguese football squad was not considered a frontrunner or a serious contender to win the tournament in 2014 – 2015.
Remarkably, the Dragons are the only team left in UCL contention that has yet to lose a match in the tournament. Real Madrid and Chelsea were also undefeated following the group stage, but Chelsea was eliminated in the round of 16, and Real Madrid lost 3-4 in a home match against Schalke 04. Maybe it’s time to head to the FC Porto store at Soccer Box, pick up a new jersey, and start considering this football club a frontrunner!
Despite Porto’s outstanding record, most expected that the team’s Cinderella story would come to an end during the quarterfinals. Drawn against German titans Bayern Munich, the Dragons were not expected to win a game, let alone progress to the semifinals.
But fans in the Porto kids home jersey 2014 – 2015 received quite the pleasant surprise on Wednesday, when their club not only beat Bayern Munich, but also did so in a decisive fashion. With the home field advantage on their side for the first leg of the quarterfinal, the Dragons scored three goals to beat the Bavarians and put themselves up two points in the aggregate.
Bayern Munich might have been considered the likely winners at the beginning of the April 15th fixture, but that impression was quickly subverted once the competition started. Porto’s Ricardo Quaresema scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of play to give his squad an early lead, and the Bavarians were never able to recover from that early deficit.
Munich did score once—at the 28-minute mark, thanks to midfielder Thiago Alcantara. Furthermore, Bayern beat Porto handily in terms of possession, controlling the ball for more than two-thirds of the match. Ultimately, neither of those things mattered. Quaresema’s early goals gave the Dragons the edge they needed to control the narrative of the game.
By the time Jackson Martinez had brought Porto’s point total to three, with a goal at the 65-minute mark, the home squad was just doing a victory lap. Mark the win with a new kids shirt or adult jersey from the Soccer Box FC Porto store!
The Dragons may have an early lead in the 2014 – 2015 Champions League quarterfinals, but Bayern Munich is one football club that can never be counted out. Stop by Soccer Box’s Porto FC shop to support the squad, ahead of next Tuesday’s away leg rematch.
If there is one thing Bayern Munich has proven this season, it’s that they don’t lose home matches. In the entirety of the 2014 – 2015 Bundesliga, the Bavarians have only lost one match at their own Allianz Arena. Even with a two-point advantage in the aggregate, the Dragons will be vulnerable as the visiting team. Help them hold strong and earn progression to the UCL semifinals, with a new adult away jersey or Porto kids home jersey 2014 – 2015 from the Soccer Box store.
Don’t miss out on this great gear: stop by our FC Porto store today! Whether you are shopping for yourself or your kids, you can save 12.5% on any purchases at our store. Type in the coupon code “BLOG2015” at checkout.