Portsmouth 2-0 Guimaraes

Sep 19, 2008

Lassana Diarra and Jermain Defoe got the goals that gave Portsmouth victory in their first European match and a healthy advantage for the second leg.

Diarra played a one-two with Defoe and volleyed in to open the scoring.

Three minutes later Guimaraes had a chance to level but Joao Paulo Fajardo blazed a penalty over after Sol Campbell hauled down Felix Roberto.

After the break Defoe missed a penalty, having won it himself, but made amends with a superb volley to seal the win.

It was a deserved success for Pompey and in large part down to boss Harry Redknapp’s decision to revert to a 4-4-2 formation.

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