Porto qualify for Portuguese Cup quater-finals

Lisbon, Jan 5: FC Porto thrashed Atletico 6-0 at Dragon Stadium to qualify for the Portuguese Cup quarter-finals.

Silvestre Varela put his team ahead in the 24th minute with a powerful shot in between Atletico goalkeeper Felipe Leao’s legs Saturday, reports Xinhua.

Defour made it 2-0 in the 37th minute with a right footed effort, before central defender Marinheiro scored an own goal after a cross from winger Varela two minutes after half time.

Varela scored again in the 73rd with a header following a cross by Josue on the left flank.

Otamendi added a fifth goal in the 76th minute following a free kick by Josue and Kelvin capped the win in the 90th with his right foot.

IANS