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Football: Porto v Malaga starting line-ups

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Colombian international James Rodriguez was only named amongst the Porto substitutes for the visit of Malaga in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.

Ghanaian Cristian Atsu was also only named on the bench despite scoring his first goal for the club in their 2-0 win over Beira Mar on Friday night, with Marat Izmailov and Silvestre Valera supporting Jackson Martinez in attack.

For Malaga there was a first European start of the season for Julio Baptista, the Brazilian who missed the group stages due to the foot injury that had kept him out for over a year.

Martin Demichelis, Jeremy Toulalan, Joaquin and Roque Santa Cruz also returned to the starting line-up after being rested at the weekend.

Starting line-ups:

FC Porto (POR)

Helton; Danilo, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Otamendi; Lucho Gonzalez, Joao Moutinho; Izmailov, Fernando, Varela; Jackson Martinez

Manager: Vitor Pereira

Malaga (ESP)

Caballero; Antunes, Demichelis, Weligton, Sergio Sanchez; Toulalan, Iturra; Joaquin, Isco, Baptista; Santa Cruz

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini (CHI)

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

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