Porto secures knockout round berth with 2-0 win over Bilbao
BILBAO, Spain (AP) — FC Porto forward Yacine Brahimi scored one goal after setting up the opener in a 2-0 win at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday that qualified the Portuguese side for the knockout rounds of the Champions League.
Brahimi's exquisite solo effort set up Jackson Martinez to score in the 56th minute and make amends for the striker's missed penalty kick during a first-half that Porto was unfortunate to finish without a goal.
Bilbao striker Guillermo Fernandez had one of the hosts' few scoring chances with an awkward header that hit the post in the 70th.
But three minutes later a gaffe by goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz gifted Brahimi his goal.
Porto rose to 10 points in Group H, while Bilbao was left in last place with one point and without hope for advancing.