After suffering the most dramatic of matchday one defeats, can FC Porto bounce back?
Six nights ago, the Dragões trip to Atlético Madrid was goalless at the end of the 90, but it certainly didn’t end that way.
Atleti took the lead at the beginning of stoppage time, only to give away a penalty that Mateus Uribe duly converted six minutes into the additional period.
However, the scoring was not done there because, with 100:19 on the clock, Griezmann snatched the points.
To say Sérgio Conceição was left frustrated by the turn of events is an understatement.
This is Porto’s tenth appearance in the Champions League group stages since 2012, advancing through on six occasions.
If the Portuguese champions are to maintain that decent ratio, their form at Estádio do Dragão is going to be key.
As for Club Brugge, this is their fifth successive campaign in the group phase, but they haven’t competed in the round of 16 since 1990.
However, last mid-week, the Blue-Blacks made the dream start by beating Bayer Leverkusen.
Abakar Sylla’s header on the cusp of half time turning out to be the night’s only goal at a bouncing Jan Breydel Stadium.
Without an obvious front-runner in Group C, Carl Hoefkens’s team will believe they can make history.
On Saturday, Cyle Larin and Hans Vanaken were on target in a 2-0 victory over RFC Seraing, leaving Brugge third in Belgium.
Over in the Primeira Liga, Porto also sit third, following a 3-0 victory over Chaves, in which Mehdi Taremi, Evanilson and André Franco netted.
These two are pretty evenly matched, but Conceição’s side will be looking to make home advantage count.