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Malaga beats Porto 2-0 to reach quarterfinals

Wednesday - 3/13/2013, 6:09pm  ET

Malaga's Isco Alarcon from Spain, left, celebrates with teammate Joaquin Sanchez after scoring against FC Porto during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Malaga and FC Porto at Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, Spain on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

MALAGA, Spain (AP) -- Malaga became the third Spanish team to reach this year's Champions League quarterfinals by beating undermanned Porto 2-0 on Wednesday to overturn a first-leg deficit.

Porto won 1-0 in the first meeting, but Malaga's 20-year-old forward Francisco Alarcon tied the series in the 43rd minute. Alarcon scored with a high, curling shot that beat goalkeeper Helton and went into the far top corner.

Roque Santa Cruz got the decisive second score when he rose to head a corner into the far post in the 77th minute.

Porto's Steven Defour was sent off after receiving a second yellow card for a late challenge on Joaquin Sanchez in the 49th minute.


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