The Gunners host the Portuguese giants needing to overturn a 1-0 deficit. Will the Gunners make the quarterfinals or suffer another round of 16 exit? Here is a preview of this clash.

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This game will not be televized in the USA while those in the UK can tune in to TNT Sports 1. This match will not be on TV in Australia or Canada as well but fans in Portugal can tune in to Eleven Sports 1 Portugal and TVI. If you live elsewhere, please check our dedicated match page for further information on how to follow this clash live on TV in your country.

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Arsenal are back in UEFA Champions League action this midweek, with the Gunners hosting Porto for the 2nd leg of their round of 16 showdown. The Emirates Stadium will be the venue for this Tuesday's encounter as the North London giants aim to avoid an embarrassing exit.

Arsenal have not made it to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals since 2010 and on Tuesday, the Premier League giants are 90 minutes away from ending that wait or falling victim to a similar fate.

Mikel Arteta's men have a last-minute dagger to thank for this conundrum. Saka and Co. traveled to the Estádio do Dragão for the first leg and while they struggled to slice through the Portuguese giants, the visitors appeared destined for a draw.

However, a misplaced place from Gabriel Martinelli, a sensational strike for Porto attacker Galeno, and an off-his-line David Raya all contributed to a last-minute winner for the Dragons, thus handing the Gunners a 1-0 defeat.

This leaves Arsenal with a deficit to overcome. Fortunately for the London heavyweights, they enter this clash on the back of amazing form, having gone top of the Premier League as a result.

The Gunners beat Brentford 2-1 over the weekend, with that victory helping Arsenal win eight straight top-flight matches in a row for the first time under Mikel Arteta. It should be noted that Sunday's 2-1 triumph was not without hiccups, with Aaron Ramsdale gifting the Bees an equalizer on the brink of half-time while the North London heavyweights were made to sweat for Kai Havertz's 86th-minute winner.

While that Premier League title race will go down to the wire, Arteta's immediate concern is the UEFA Champions League. The Gunners do not wish to see their European campaign end abruptly on Tuesday, but in order to continue their run, they will need a convincing win over Porto.

Sergio Conceicao, meanwhile, left the first leg with a huge smile on his face after silencing several doubters. Much of the pre-match discourse surrounded Arsenal's spectacular form and whether the Dragons could cope with the Gunners, and the Portuguese giants did just that.

Pepe and his fellow defenders kept Arteta's free-flowing attack at bay for most of the game and while the Primeira Liga heavyweights did not tear through the Gunners either, Galeno managed to produce the decisive moment of magic to grab the advantage.

Furthermore, Porto's form has been impressive since that first-leg victory. While the 2004 UEFA Champions League winners drew 1-1 away to Gil Vicente in the next fixture, Conceicao's men won three consecutive fixtures after that. This includes an unforgettable 5-0 thrashing of bitter rivals Benfica roughly a week ago.

Galeno grabbed a brace in that huge O Clássico thrashing, with that result keeping Porto's slim title hopes alive. The visitors should take confidence from that game when they head to the Emirates Stadium.

However, the Portuguese giants have not fared well at Arsenal previously. As mentioned earlier, the Gunners have not made the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals since 2010 and it was none other than Porto who they faced when this last occurred.

The Dragons won the home leg 2-1 but suffered a humiliating 5-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium in the return leg to be dumped out of the tournament. Could we see a repeat of that on Tuesday?

Team news

Arsenal: The hosts will be without Gabriel Martinelli, which is a huge blow, as the Brazilian is still recovering from a foot injury he suffered in the 6-0 win over Sheffield United. Jurrien Timber and Takehiro Tomiyasu, meanwhile, have returned to training but are unlikely to feature due to match fitness. It will be interesting to see who starts on the left of the attack, given Martinelli's injury, with Trossard, Jesus, and Nelson all being options.

Porto: Wendell should be fit for this game after coming off with an injury in the first leg. Zaidu Sanusi and Ivan Marcano, however, are long-term absentees while Gabriel Veron is also set to miss this tie. However, Mehdi Taremi is back and available for selection. Evanilson and Galeno are all but destined to lead the line.

Key stats

  • Arsenal have crashed out of the UEFA Champions League in nine out of the 10 times they lost the first leg.

  • Interestingly enough, the one time the Gunners made it to the quarterfinals despite losing the first leg was against Porto.

  • The Dragons have lost all three of their European trips to the Emirates Stadium, conceding 11 goals and scoring none.

  • Furthermore, the Portuguese giants have won just once in 23 trips to England (D3, L19).

  • The North London giants are on a five-game losing streak at the Emirates Stadium in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage.

  • Porto are unbeaten in their last six matches across all competitions, winning five and drawing once.

  • The Gunners have won eight Premier League games in a row in 2024 but have lost twice already in this calendar year — against Porto in the first leg and against Liverpool in the FA Cup.

Broadcast listings


Match details, result and original broadcast info

Arsenal P1 - 0 Porto

March 12, 2024 4:00pmEmirates Stadium (London)

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