Iker Casillas insists Porto “did justice” to their performance with an away goal that leaves the Champions League tie with Roma open.
Nicolò Zaniolo had bagged a brace to put the Giallorossi 2-0 up, but substitute Adrian Lopez made the most of a lucky ricochet to score at the Olimpico.
“Obviously, we didn’t want to come here and suffer a defeat, but it was a very balanced game,” Casillas told TVI.
“We conceded that quickly-taken goal, then were unlucky on the second as the ball bounced right back into his path, but this can happen in football.
“I believe we did justice to our performance with that away goal and that means the tie is still open. Although Roma aren’t in the top four in Serie A right now, they do have great players, so we knew it’d be difficult.
“We believe that we can control the second leg and go through.”