Porto dumped out, Ajax edge through on night of Champions League drama

  • Porto beaten by Russia’s Krasnodar on away goals
  • Dusan Tadic penalties help Ajax squeeze past PAOK

Porto were dumped out of the Champions League by Russian side Krasnodar on a dramatic night of qualifiers, with Ajax coming from behind to edge out PAOK Salonika on aggregate.

Sérgio Conceição’s side led 1-0 after the first leg in Russia, but Dutch midfielder Tonny Vilhena levelled the tie early on in Portugal, volleying home from a corner. Winger Shapi Suleymanov then struck twice, finishing counter-attacks in clinical fashion to put Krasnodar in control of the tie at half-time.

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