Juventus struck twice inside the second half to take handle of their Champions League last-16 tie against 10-man Porto.
The Portuguese champions had their backs for the wall for much with the game following Alex Telles?ˉ 27th-minute dismissal and Juve?ˉs dominance finally paid off as substitutes Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves scored two minutes apart to seal a 2-0 win.
Porto looked to strangle the game following they had been decreased to ten guys, Telles booked for tripping Juan Cuadrado on the halfway line and dismissed for a different caution just 74 seconds later for one more touchline foul, this time on Stephan Lichsteiner.
Miralem Pjanic stung the palms of Iker Casillas together with the game?ˉs very first decent work, with all the Spanish goalkeeper then pushing an effort from his former Real Madrid team-mate Gonzalo Higuan behind for any corner.
The guests came close to taking the lead on the stroke of half-time as Paulo Dybala?ˉs long-range drive rattled the post.
Porto have been frustrating the guests immediately after the interval as they battled resolutely despite becoming a man down.
With Juventus knocking around the door but unable to take the lead, Max Allegri looked to his bench with impressive results.
Pjaca replaced Cuadrado just after 67 minutes and had the Serie A champions ahead much less than five minutes later, finishing effectively for his initial Juve goal immediately after Dybala?ˉs pass was deflected completely into his path.
Alves needed even much less time to double the advantage as he came on for Lichsteiner and struck just over 60 seconds right after his introduction, controlling Alex Sandro?ˉs cross ahead of rifling house.
Sami Khedira virtually added a third late on but his sliding work dropped wide of Casillas?ˉ purpose, although the harm appears to have already been inflicted.
Allegri?ˉs side have now won 13 of their last 15 games and Porto face an uphill battle to overturn the two-goal deficit in the Juventus Stadium, exactly where the dwelling side are unbeaten because August 2015.