Galeno Stuns Arsenal with Last-Minute Winner in Porto's 1-0 Champions League Triumph

Galeno Stuns Arsenal with Last-Minute Winner in Porto’s 1-0 Champions League Triumph

FC Porto secured a narrow but thrilling 1-0 victory over Arsenal in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday night.

The decisive moment arrived in dramatic fashion, as Brazilian winger Galeno unleashed a stunning long-range strike in the 94th minute to snatch all three points for the Portuguese giants.

Galeno’s moment of magic came after a frustrating evening for both sides. Arsenal, despite controlling possession for the majority of the game, struggled to create clear-cut chances, failing to register a single shot on target.

Porto, on the other hand, posed a constant threat on the counter-attack, with Galeno himself narrowly missing the target with a flying volley midway through the first half.

Just as it seemed the game was destined to end in a goalless draw, Galeno stepped up with a moment of individual brilliance. Collecting the ball 25 yards from goal, he unleashed a wicked curling shot that left Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya rooted to the spot, nestling into the far corner of the net.

This golazo not only gave Porto a vital advantage heading into the second leg, but also cemented Galeno’s position as the competition’s top scorer and assist provider with five goals and three assists to his name so far.