Quaresma hits double to give Porto upper hand

Julen Lopetegui said Porto can now dream of reaching the Champions League semi-final but they will need to be “perfect” in the second leg.His side take a two-goal advantage to Munich next Tuesday for the return leg of the last-eight clash after punishing a sloppy Bayern with two early goals from Ricardo Quaresma and a second-half effort from Jackson Martínez.Now we have produced a situation for ourselves where we can dream, knowing that we will need to give everything we have got to get through,” Lopetegui said. “We will need to produce a perfect performance in Germany. With Jackson Martínez back in the attack, we were able to press Bayern with some force and give them real problems.


Martínez, who capitalised on an error by Jérôme Boateng in the 65th minute to round Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer for Porto’s third goal after Thiago Alcântara had reduced the arrears, said he was not yet 100% fit.The Colombian striker was a constant menace for Bayern’s defenders and his tenacious harrying was rewarded after three minutes when he robbed Xabi Alonso before being brought down by Neuer for a penalty that Quaresma converted. “It was fundamental that we tried our best to impose ourselves on Bayern and not give them a chance to settle,” Martínez said.
Quaresma also sought to heap praise on Porto’s team ethic, saying hard work had proved the difference between the teams. “There are no stars here. We all work hard for our results,” the forward said.