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Porto beats Basel, enters UEFA Champions League quarterfinals

Porto's Cameroonian forward Vincent Aboubakar celebrates next to Porto's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui (L) after scoring a goal during the U ...

Porto's Cameroonian forward Vincent Aboubakar celebrates next to Porto's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui (L) after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg.

Lisbon, March 11 (IANS) Porto has beaten Basel 4-0 at the Dragao stadium in northern Portuguese city Porto to ease into the European champions league quarterfinal.

On Tuesday, Algeria midfielder Yacine Brahimi opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a stunning free-kick, and Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera scored in the 47th with a right-foot effort to the far corner, reported Xinhua.

Brazilian midfielder Casemiro made it 3-0 in the 55th with a free-kick from 30 yards out and Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar closed the scoring with a powerful effort to the top-left corner in the 76th.

Porto, now unbeaten for 10 games this season, is going through to the quarterfinals for the second time since its victory in 2004.

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