Champions League: Juventus Humble Porto; Sevilla Pip Leicester
By Andah John
Juventus look good for a berth in the quarter-finals as second half goals from Marko Pjaca and Daniel Alves gave them a 2-0 win at 10-man Porto in a round of 16 game of the Champions League.
The 1987 European champions saw left-back Alex Telles dismissed after two bookings in a 74-second spell, the second after a wild sliding tackle on Stephan Lichtsteiner in the 27th minute.
The Old Lady, who had the lion share of possession, broke through when Pjaca drove low into the net five minutes after coming on and Alves finished from six yards 80 seconds after his own introduction.
The goals put Juve in a strong position of reaching the last eight ahead of the return leg on 14 March.
Vardy earns Leicester valuable away goal
In the day’s other clash, Jamie Vardy broke his recent goal-drought to give the Foxes an away goal and keep alive their hopes of reaching the last eight of the Champions League despite a narrow first-leg defeat at Sevilla.
Vardy, who had gone nine games without scoring and struggled to get into his element, sprang into life to finish Danny Drinkwater’s superb cross with 17 minutes remaining in Spain.