WATCH: Yacine Brahimi’s free kick gives Porto an early UEFA Champions League lead


No Jackson Martinez, no problem for Porto.

Algerian attacker Yacine Brahimi’s sixth goal of the UEFA Champions League season has Porto up 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate) and edging toward the quarterfinals.

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Porto was the more dangerous team from the jump, as expected, and Brahimi burned the visitors with a 22-yard free kick to make it 1-0.

Walter Samuel committed a poor foul just outside the 18, and keeper Tomáš Vaclík could only watch as Porto’s Algerian star bent a ball over the wall and into the goal.