BRUGES, Belgium — FC Porto came from behind to beat Club Brugge 2-1 Tuesday with an injury-time penalty to become a challenger in Champions League Group G.
Brugge, hit with a slew of injuries, got its first goal in the group in the 12th minute when forward Jelle Vossen latched on to a rebound, kept a cool head in a goalmouth scramble and sent it home with a curling shot.
Increasing pressure paid off for Porto in the 68th minute when Mexican defender Miguel Layun was given too much space and hit home with a long-range drive from well outside the penalty area that gave goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle no chance.
In injury time, Andre Silva completed the comeback when he converted a spot kick after Corona was brought down.
“It is tough to take this in the last minute. There is nothing you can do about it afterward,” said Brugge captain Timmy Simons.
Both teams came into the game winless, but Porto left Belgium in a much stronger position.
In the other game, Leicester beat FC Copenhagen 1-0 to extend its lead in the group. The Premier League champion has a perfect nine points from three games. Both Porto and Copenhagen have four points while Bruges has yet to gain a point.