Given the absence of Tiago Pinto and Vilas Boas, Pedro Martins named Marvin to play on the right side of defence and the young Nelson Monte to join Prince in the center of Defense. But the difficulties are not limited to the defense; with Hassan missing (injured) Pedro Martins still opted to call Jebor to give the team an attacking opponent’s area reference
With a good start on the game, without fear of the opponent, the effort wasn’t good enough , and FC Porto reached the goal on 25th minute by penalty.
Danilo, at minute 45+2 scored the 0-2.
In the second half, Pedro Martins called Bressan to Del Valle place and Pedro Moreira to substitute Wakaso. The game gets more divided, with Rio Ave harassing the opponent’s defense, making even the goal on the 71 minute by Tarantini.
The reaction of the team was even more positive looking for the tie. But at 83′ , in a quick transition, Hernâni closes the result with 1-3.