Porto and Roma play at Do Dragão Stadium in a second leg of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16), after Roma's (2-1) home win in the first leg. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years between the two teams could not be more balanced, since there was 1 tie and 1 victory for each team of the last 3 times that they met. In this match the house factor could play a decisive role, as Roma have shown differences in performance in their home and away games. The home team arrives in this second hand with a 1-goal deficit but with the advantage of scoring 1 goal out in the first leg. This is a team that is not affected by the home factor, that is, it has similar results at home and abroad, since in the last 30 matches it has 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 away defeat, with 27 goals scored and 11 conceded, against 13 victories , 1 draw and 1 home defeat, with 39 goals scored and 13 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a home defeat by Benfica by (1-2). Porto won 8 and lost 2 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 6 of the last 7 games, but his attack has been regularly marked as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 7 matches in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards goals, since 23 of his last 27 games finished with More of 1.5 goals. There are 1 highlights in the last 20 home games in all competitions: he suffered 6 of his 17 goals in minutes (76'-90 '). Porto come to this game with a 1-2 loss at home against Benfica, putting an end to their three successive triumphs in several competitions. It is worth mentioning that the Portisches added a defeat to Roma by 2-1 in the first match of the round of 16 of the Champions League. In this confrontation before his fans, coach Sérgio Conceição should keep the team in the 4-4-2, privileging the maintenance of possession of the ball and the attacks organized through the sides: Brahimi is very fast and strongest in the 1x1. On the other hand, Tiquinho Soares is one of the best finishers of Porto with 16 goals scored. For this game the coach still can not count on Aboubakar, injured.
The away team has a 1-goal lead in this second-leg game but has conceded 1 home goal in the first leg. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a defeat away with Lazio by (3-0). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Roma won 3, drawn 2 and lost 5. The team conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 games, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but its attack has marked regularity, since he managed to achieve in 5 of the last 7 games in this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard. The Roma team arrives for this game with a 3-0 defeat at Lazio, putting an end to their four straight wins in official matches. It is important to note that the Italians are ahead on the undercard, having won their first 2-1 encounter. In this away game, coach Eusebio Di Francesco is expected to keep 4-3-3 with Dzeko the team's best player: this player is Roma's best finisher with 12 goals scored. For this confrontation the coach will not be able to count on the injured Manolas and Bianda.