In a shocking result, Seria A giants Juventus crashed out of the Champions League round of 16 2nd consecutive year after losing to 10 man Porto on away goals. Last year as well, they went out in the round of 16 on away goals to Lyon.
Sergio Oliveria scored in the 115th minute to end the match at 4-4, ending Juventus’ campaign. Porto, who played most of the second leg with 10 players after Mehdi Taremi’s sending off, advanced on away goals.
“There’s great disappointment and sadness, I’m pretty much speechless,” Chiesa said. “We managed to get back into the match and we deserved to go through. Instead, we’re here talking about something else and I really don’t know what to say.
“We had all the cards in our hand to go through, just we didn’t show it. We only performed in the second half today and we almost did it … the disappointment is so great. It’s all pretty much meaningless, even my two goals or my performance, because we haven’t got anything out of it.”
Porto was leading 3-1 before Chiesa’s double strike levelled the game for Juventus to send the match into the extra time. Oliveira then scored in the 115th minute before Adrien Rabiit levelled the game with a header.
“These games are marked in the history of the club,” Porto coach Sérgio Conceição said. “I have a group of brave players who interpreted what we wanted in the best way, against a great team with players of a very high level.
“After Taremi’s sending off, we showed the Porto DNA. We never stopped believing — this is the true DNA of Porto.”