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Atsu's Porto seal progress in UEFA Champions League

Published on: 07 November 2012

Christian Atsu helped FC Porto to become one of the first teams to progress in the UEFA Champions League.

The Ghana international came on as a second half substitute in Porto’s 0-0 draw at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday night.

The draw takes the Portuguese giants to 10 points and a place in the Round of 16 stage of UEFA’s flagship club competition with two games to spare.

Porto are now battling the more fancied PSG or Dynamo Kyiv to go through as winners of Group A.

The other team to have sealed qualification so far is Spanish debutants Malaga.


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  • Chu says:
    November 07, 2012 06:59 pm
    Hopefully seeing them un the semis
  • Chuku says:
    November 07, 2012 07:24 pm
    Atsu needs to step up his game. He always comes in the games arround 79th minutes. I want to see what this guy can really do. As for Asamoa Gyan, he is finisdhed. He is not good and he cannot be good. just plain and simple. RIP to his mother.
  • Kenneth County says:
    November 07, 2012 08:22 pm
    Brother Chuku I find your comments interesting. I don't know how you want him to step up his game when you claim you are yet to see what he can do. Try and get some videos of Ghana's matches against Lesotho and Malawi in Kumasi so that you can know him better. Atsu is still young. He just recently graduated into Porto's senior side after an impressive display whilst on loan with another club last year. I think the coach at Porto knows what he is doing, introducing him during the last quarter or so of matches. Don't worry brother let's pray that he stays injury free and continue to develop. His talent will soon be clear to many people who are yet to know about him. I wish him massive luck to succeed.
  • phillbanger says:
    November 07, 2012 09:15 pm
    God bless u kenneth county and may god bless u.i still dnt get people.they still dnt kno how dangerous gyan is on the ball.jus cos he plays in a uae leaque does not mean he is not many worldclass players went to the uae and won the goal king their firstseaao.give him a break
  • King Selassie, UK says:
    November 07, 2012 11:00 pm
    Ken and Phill I must say your contributions here are very good. You seem to know about the game and also able to express your points well and in a very polite manner. Generally educated Ghanaians are like that. Do not the jealous people prevent you from contributions. They are unfortunate Ghanaians
  • D LIGHT says:
    November 07, 2012 11:56 pm
    @PHILBANGER, U r probably one of GYAN'S asslickers who Gets butthurt wen he is being criticised. Throw away the sensationalism n get objective coz it luks like ur admirations 4 Gyan is making u day-dream than being a realist. WAKE UP Bro! Being a Goal-KING in a league dat is dominated by Retirees & Partime players who lack the enthusiasm, Hunger n the competive spirit dasn't make u a hero. The UAE league is pure crap wit No technical & tactical elements to bring out the best frm a player. Do u knw why Luca Toni & David Trezeguet left just a season in the UAE? Despite em being in the Twilight of their careers, they cancelled their contracts to move to argentina & Italy respectively b'cos they said they r missing the Passion of real football n not Money! Luca Toni in an interview wit RAI Tv in florence, italy said '' he gets more passion playing video games than playing futball in the uae league... The more reason he breached his contract to sign 4 fiorentina this season''. No one in dat league is a National asset 4 his nation. Dat is why its a shame 4 a footballing Nation like Gh to have captain plying dat league. Some Nations wld not think of inviting players of that trade, lest to dare make em captains... He das not only lack the techniques of striking, but also the vision & mentality to b futball-gr8t's like the Weah's, Abedi, eto'o & Drogba. My Condolence to the whole Gyan Family.
  • D LIGHT says:
    November 08, 2012 12:15 am
    World class players do not need to b goal kings in the UAE coz they hav won & achieved everything in the competive leagues where everyone watches em. They hav Won everything dat is why they r called WORLD CLASS. They don't nid a weak league to score over 20 goals or score first career hat-tricks. Playing that league dasn't make u a SUPER WORLD CLASS PLAYER my friend... It only increases ur cheques but decreases ur Value. Enough of the Asslicking... WAKE UP!
  • Al says:
    November 08, 2012 02:23 am
    I usually respect your comments because they are usually sensible and humble. but i used to not like gyan either but i realized that even when he does not score because hes a danger man he creates so much space for the wingers b.c ppl never want to leave him alone...he's a decoy AND a scorer. yeah hes not an eto'o or a drogba but people have to start respecting and give credit where credit is due. he has helped us over theyears and there is no denying that.
  • Dr Who says:
    November 08, 2012 05:53 am
    When you mention Richmond Yiadom,they will tell you he is a serie B player.Mention Waris and they will tell you he plays in a sub league.Clottey and they will say if hes that good he should have been in Europe.Jordan,they will say he is young lactogen striker who is not up to the task.Gyan and they will tell you he plays in a lesser league.As for Adiyiah and Emmanuel Baffour the least said about them the better.Ghanaians,what exactly do we want? Its about time we thank God and accept what we have & move on.
  • A.rahiim says:
    November 08, 2012 06:52 am
    kwesi appiah do not know how to use players thats why he keepon inviting them from left and right,can he tell me that how long is gonna take him to got the squard b4 the afcon rest of the few days ?
  • Stone says:
    November 08, 2012 09:13 am
    Bro, I love your comment. It seems we have lost our sense of direction and focus as Ghanaian s and we must learn to appreciate what we have at hand and stop useless comparisms. excuse my language!
  • D Light says:
    November 08, 2012 11:11 am
    Oh my friend AL, i understand ur circumspections & Modesty to subjects regarding Gyan... but hey! We must get Drastic wit issues if we want our soccer to elevate frm d Plastic horizon we are on to the Fantastic level we admire or Dream abt. Gyan even widout the Potential was given the opportunity by God to write his name among the Futball gr8ts in d world. His pe4mance at the WC coupled wit his meteoric displays at Sunderland shot him to that pinnacle of achieving more in the game. But wat happened? he showed contentment at his Feeble accomplishments to shellshock his admirers wit dat hatbreaking decision of playing in the UAE- its like jumping from the heavens to the pit of Hell! Decreasing from '5' stars to a '-1' star. He had offers frm Olympic Massiele who were in the Champions league then and also Hotspurs who were eager to Replace Robby Keane & Pavlychenko... But he chose Money! N not Career Surge or Sustainance. Its a fact he's not that Gud but he was slowly getting there! At the limelight of ur career, u don't make such decisions. May b he wld hav been the next hot forward in the game and not Falcao. He cld hav won the African best Award the next year and then Climb higher where he cld hav MONEY & LAURELS. 2day i luk at the Ivorians and i ask why not Ghana? We deserve to b there- at the highest peak of the game! Dat is why i luk at Essien, Muntari & Adebayor and Smile. Even wen things luk difficut 4 em, they still mke the BEST DECISIONS... It is called VISION!!!
  • Kojo. says:
    November 10, 2012 03:06 am
    Honestly, if we want to win trophies,then it's about time we stopped relying on Gyan. He will make a fine captain because his spirit is always high even in difficult times. That is the type of leadership the boys need. But as our only out and out striker, I doubt. He is not the same Gyan who could allow us to play one top and win games. He now needs a supporting striker.