Andre Villas-Boas places 45th overall after two stages of Dakar Rally

Villas-Boas, whose uncle completed the race between 1982 and 1984, left Shanghai SIPG in the off-season to compete in the formidable rally.

The first 35km stage through Pisco's sand dunes on Saturday was nothing short of treacherous, but Villas-Boas finished unscathed.

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