2003-2004 Season of Champions League winner FC Porto, will travel on Wednesday in Vienna to dispute Paride against those of Austria Vienna. The game will start at 21:45, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna. The two teams are in Group G alongside Atletico Madrid and Zenit St. Petersburg.
Austria Vienna ranks 5th in the national championship, amassing 12 points after 8 rounds. In the final stage ,, violetii ‘lost at home, score 2-3, in front of a newly-promoted Grodig, but the team has a very good start to the championship, being in second place. Viennese be played tomorrow with the same seal that used it in the weekend clash, at least from the information covered so far. 2006-2007 was last season when Austria Vienna participated in the Champions League, then were eliminated in the preliminary third round by Benfica. From 1993-1994 season, violetii ,, ” does not have access to the Champions League group stage. Bjelica’s band was qualified with enough emotion in groups, although in the first round of play-offul a defeated Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 away. Croats won 3-2 in the return, qualification goal being scored by Austrian Austria Vienna leave in 82 minutes with the last chance in this group, which is recognized by coach Bjelica.
On the other side, Porto is at the 18th this Champions League, equaling them on Barcelona and Real Madrid in this regard. Last season ,, dragons’ were eliminated in the knockout competition by Malaga. Paulo Fonseca’s band is an excellent start to the season in Portugal, winning all 4 games, receiving a single goal. Martinez is the most dangerous player of ,, dragons’ with 29 goals in 33 matches for Porto last season. Colombian started well this season, scoring in each of the five official matches.
Austria Vienna and Porto have met in the 2002-2003 season, the UEFA Cup, the Portuguese won 1-0 away. Porto has played two matches against a team from Austria in the 2010-2011 season in the Europa League. It’s about Rapid Vienna ,, dragons’ going 3-0 at home and 3-1 away. Instead, Austria Vienna disputed three double ,, ” against Portuguese teams. Interestingly, all three parties held in Vienna ended with the score 1-1.
Scottish referee Craig Thomson is this meeting. He also refereed another Austrian team this season, on Pasching, whom he met, ironically, another band from Portugal, Estoril. The match has ended with the score 1-2, the Scot giving six yellow cards. Porto has had a referee in last season’s Champions League, ,, dragons’ were defeated 1-2 away by PSG. And then, Thomson was generous with warnings, showing seven yellow cards.