Mad About Futbol Team Of The Week: April 6 – 12

13 04 2009

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A lot of football to keep track of this past week.  Copa Libertadores, Champions League, UEFA Cup, domestic leagues, it was a buffet of football.  The plethora of games makes it hard to choose a Team Of The Week but we got one and WOO! do we got one for you.  Remember that the TOW played matches and/or made headlines during the calendar week of April 6 – 12.  The Mad About Futbol Team Of The Week is:

Futebol Clube do Porto (POR)

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FC Porto is the most successful team in terms of international trophies in the history of Portuguese club football and it trails only Benfica in domestic titles.  Porto traveled to Manchester on Tuesday and stunned the Old Trafford faithful with a 2-2 draw in the 1st leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie.  The Portuguese side showed no fear and attacked Manchester United.  Goals by Uruguayan striker Cristián Rodríguez and 2nd half substitute Mariano gave Porto 2 massive road goals and an excellent chance of eliminating the defending European champions.

Porto finished their week by beating Estrela Amadora 3-0 at home to maintain their lead in the Portuguese Liga over 2nd place Sporting Lisbon.  2 goals by ex-River Plate and ex-Estudiantes striker Ernesto Farias gave Porto the victory and extend their unbeaten streak to 17 games in the Portuguese Liga.  Porto’s last loss in any competition was a 1-0 loss to Naval in a Portuguese Liga match on November 1st, since then Porto is unbeaten in 27 matches in all competitions.

For their performance against Manchester United and their dominating up win domestically, The Dragões of Futebol Clube do Porto are the Mad About Futbol Team Of The Week.

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