Porto edges Club Brugge 1-0 to end winless run at home

FC Porto needed another decisive performance by Andre Silva to end a winless drought at home in European competitions.

The Portugal forward scored his 11th goal in his last nine appearances with club and country to help Porto defeat Club Brugge 1-0 Wednesday in the Champions League and snap a four-game winless run at home.

Porto is in second place with seven points in Group G, three points behind leader Leicester City, which was held to a scoreless draw at third-placed FC Copenhagen.

The result eliminated Brugge, which is yet to win a point after four matches. Copenhagen has five points.

Silva scored with a header off a corner in the 37th minute at the Estadio do Dragao. The ball deflected off the shoulder of Brugge midfielder Tomas Pina before going into the top corner by the far post.

It was Silva’s fourth goal in his last four matches with Porto. He scored a key injury-time winner in the 2-1 victory at Brugge last month.

He also had four goals in Portugal’s most recent World Cup qualifiers, against Andorra and the Faroe Islands.

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas made a difficult save on a close-range chance by Pina in the 85th to deny an equalizer to Brugge, which is enduring an eight-game winless run in away games in European competitions.

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