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Porto vs Malaga takes place on Tuesday night in the Champions League. The first leg of this first knock out round of the competition promises to be a tense and tight affair. The game is scheduled to kick off at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
FC Porto finished second in Group A of the Champions League group stages, claiming 13 points from their 6 games, and finishing just behind table toppers Paris St Germain.
Meanwhile Malaga did amazingly well to top their group, which also contained the likes of AC Milan and Zenit St Petersburg. By finishing top of Group C Malaga avoided a date with Barcelona in this round - a fate that fell to AC Milan, who finished second in Group C having been strong favorites to take the group.
As it was, Malaga finished top of Group C with 12 points from their 6 games, where as AC Milan finished with just 8 points from their 6 games in second. Zenit St peterburg of course were dumped out of the Champions League and into Europe's second-tier competition, the Europa Cup, for finishing third in the group.
Porto enter this game in top form and are unbeaten in 19 games, topping the Primeira Liga. Porto striker Jackson Martinez is the top scorer in Portugal with 20 goals, and also has three goals in his six appearances in the Champions League so far.
Malaga, meanwhile enter this tie unbeaten in five games and still undefeated in their Champions League debut season.
"We're gearing up for what will be a big game. Everyone is looking forward to it," Pereira has said. "I'd even like to play in it myself."
Malaga have only lost once in 12 games in Europe, with that defeat coming in Porto against neighboring Boavista in the old UEFA Cup.
Porto vs Malaga kicks off at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.