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Porto reach Champions League quarters with extra-time win over Roma

Ricardo Pereira (R) helped Porto hold off Benfica and Sporting Lisbon to win the Portuguese league title

PORTO, Portugal, March 7 – Alex Telles converted a VAR-awarded penalty in extra time as Porto defeated Roma 3-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals following a 4-3 win on aggregate.

Francisco Soares gave Porto the lead and edge in the tie with a 26th-minute opener that was cancelled out by a Daniele De Rossi penalty.

Moussa Marega restored Porto’s lead early in the second half and Telles tucked away a spot-kick in the 117th minute to send Porto through.

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