1-1 Draw with Porto winning the game through Penalties, Basel have been the surprise packages this season beating Liverpool to qualify for knockouts but will need to score atleast two goals if they are to qualify further.
Porto on the other hand have been in impressive run of form in the Primeira Liga but will find it difficult without their captain and leading scorer Jackson Martinez but Porto should squeeze through to the quarters if not by Penalties then by a lone goal.
Porto is still unbeaten in this year’s Champions League having entered the competition from the playoff rounds. The come into this match on the back of 1-0 away win versus Braga in the Primeira Liga.
They are unbeaten in their last 6 Primeira Liga matches and are second in the league 4 points behind Benfica. Porto did the hard work in the first leg at Basel have secured the crucial away goal thanks to a Danilo Penalty.
Porto will go into Tuesday’s match without their captain and leading scorer and in all competitions Jackson Martinez after he picked up a groin injury in their win against Braga on Friday.
Porto have a impressive record against Swiss opponents in Europe losing just once in 7 games.
Paulo Sousa’s fairytale run in the Champions League so far will come to a screeching end if do not score atleast two goals at the Estadio do Dragao.
Basel comes into this match on the back of a 3-0 win over FC Thun in the Swiss Super League last Saturday. Basel are currently top of the Swiss Super League 7 points ahead of BSC Young Boys in second.
Having beaten the might of the Liverpool red in the group stages of the competition Basel will need an equal or better performance if they are to get the desired result at Porto.
Basel will be looking to their on-form striker Shkelzen Gashi who has scored 16 goals for them in competitions this season. Defender Fabian Schar should be back for Basel after serving out his one game ban.
During the First Leg between these two teams Basel drew the first blood as Derlis Gonzalez put them ahead in the 11th minute Porto however comeback to equalize through a Danilo penalty in the 79th minute.
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