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Pair of Joao becomes the architect of Barca's win over Porto

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Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo shine as Barca beat Porto by 2-1

The Portuguese Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo became Barcelona's heroes in the match against Porto. Both players scored winning goals for their teams. Barcelona hosted Porto at the Estadi Olimpic Luis Companys on matchday 5 of Group H of the 2023/2024 Champions League, Tuesday. The Blaugrana won this match with a score of 2-1 and got their 4th win in UCL 2023-24.

Barcelona fell behind in the 30th minute of the game. It was Pepe Aquino who managed to break through Inaki Pena's goal. Barcelona was then able to equalize through Joao Cancelo in the 32nd minute. The Portuguese striker Joao Felix was finally able to ensure victory with his goal in the 57th minute.

This victory made Barcelona advance to the last 16 of the Champions League with a match still to play. The Spanish giants are at the top of Group H with 12 points from five matches. After the match, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez praised the performance of Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix. According to him, the two players from Portugal have performed very well.

"Cancelo performed very well, he played great. We have produced a lot from his wings. The key is to score quickly after his goal," said Xavi as reported by Marca. Joao Felix is also very good, he is sharp. A striker gives himself freedom when he scores a goal. We're really happy with them, they're two fantastic guys, eager to help." ​Cancelo was selected as Man of the Match or the best player in this match. According to him, the Blaugrana deserve to advance to the next round.

"We looked at this as a final and we won it," Cancelo said on UEFA's website. "We are in the knockout stages, and this is the place Barcelona deserves to be.”

After scoring a goal against Porto, the 24-year-old striker Felix managed to end his goal drought. He felt very happy that his goal could help the team achieve victory. "Goals are important for the team. In football, a player can suddenly change from the best to the worst and the opposite can also happen," said Felix on the official UEFA website. "I go into every match trying to do my best. If the goal is scored, it would be even better, if not, the important thing is to help my teammates."

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