Porto midfielder Mariano Gonzalez says his team made Manchester United look ordinary in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford... and that they will repeat the feat on Wednesday night. Gonzalez netted the 89th minute leveller a week ago to put the Portuguese champions in pole position to progress having secured a 2-2 draw with two precious away goals. And after scoring to complete “the best day of my life,” Gonzalez is now determined to complete the job and eliminate the holders from this year's competition. “We know it’s going to be more difficult than in Manchester because United will arrive here looking for victory and needing goals," he said. “Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t decisive in the first leg and now he has to play under all the pressure and atmosphere our ground will generate, while knowing he could easily be going out the competition. “Obviously we have to avoid making errors, but we’ll be happy to maintain our concentration and keep the game goalless. “United were not better than us at Old Trafford and they know that. We can make it a very nervous night for them.” NEWS: Ronaldo: Reds will reign in Dragons' den NEWS: Sir Alex summons spirit of Turin UNITED FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel, Carlos Tevez Q&A Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistlerooy One on One David Beckham, George Best Ask A Silly Question Bryan Robson Boy's A Bit Special Danny Simpson Perfect XI Garth Crooks, Bryan Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona What Happened Next? David May, Norman Whiteside Sing When You’re Winning Dominic Monaghan, Ian Brown And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate United players (and others) on Talentspotter
15 April 2009
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