In what sounds like a last minute thriller, Portugese club Porto scored in the 90th minute to advance past English giant Manchester United in yesterday’s Champions League game. Manchester was winning 1-0 until a free kick resulted in a goal in the last minute of the game. Until then, the 2-game aggregate score stood at 2-2 and ManU would have advanced based on the away goals tie breaker.
The end came when Phil Neville fouled Edgar Jankauskas on the edge of the area and Benni McCarthy, scorer of both Porto’s goals in the first leg, sent the free-kick arrowing towards the top corner.
Tim Howard clawed the ball away but Francisco Costinha reacted fastest and lashed the the rebound into an empty net to send United spinning out of the competition before the quarter-final stage for the first time in eight years.