Champions League: Quaresma dazzles for Porto to leave Bayern facing shock exit

 
Frank Dalleres
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FORMER Chelsea flop Ricardo Quaresma scored twice in the first 10 minutes as underdogs Porto comfortably beat Bayern Munich last night in one of the Champions League shocks of the season.

Quaresma netted from the spot and then tackled defender Dante before slotting a second, while striker Jackson Martinez rounded Manuel Neuer for a third after Thiago Alcantara had pulled one back for Bayern. It means Pep Guardiola’s side must win by two goals on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals – and deny the team second in Portugal’s top flight a return to the last four for the first time since Jose Mourinho defied the odds to lead them to the title in 2004.

Quaresma, who made just one start in a brief loan spell at Chelsea in 2009, sent Neuer the wrong way from the spot in the third minute after the goalkeeper was ruled to have fouled Martinez.

He extended the lead with a calm second moments later, and though Thiago readjusted his body to convert Jerome Boateng’s cross before half-time, Martinez pounced on the defender’s misjudgement of a long ball to hit the third.