Porto: Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm insisted there is still all to play for despite his side succumbing to a 1-3 defeat to Porto on Wednesday.
Beaten and Bruised: Bayern Munich’s Dante (left), Sebastian Rode (second from left), Philipp Lahm and Robert Lewandowski (right) look dejected after losing their first leg quarter-final against Porto at Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday. Pic/Getty Images
"We always want to play from the back and this style can sometimes be dangerous, but mistakes are part of football," said Lahm. "The 1-3 defeat hurts, but nevertheless there is still all to play for in the return leg."
Porto carry a weighty advantage to Munich for Tuesday's return leg while Bayern have only a glimmer of hope and must score at least twice.
The hosts exploited early mistakes by Bayern's Xabi Alonso and Dante to get a dream start with right winger Ricardo Quaresma converting a penalty, then scoring Porto's second in the first ten minutes.
Bayern pulled one back through Thiago Alcantara with 28 minutes gone. But Porto captain Jackson Martinez, a surprise inclusion after six weeks out with a hamstring injury, added their third on 65 minutes for his 27th goal of the season.
"This is a night to remember, but more important than my performance was our victory," said the 31-year-old Quaresma who has scored five goals in his last three games. "We knew we were facing a great team, so we have to be happy."