2006 saw the only previous meetings between the two clubs. Like this season. it was group G that hosted the two sides, and the Gunners emerged victorious from what was Emirates Stadium's second European fixture.
The home fixture is a game that will live long in the memory of Thierry Henry, who scored his 50th European goal. The Frenchman reached the milestone with a back-post header in only his 105th Contintental fixture.
The Gunners strolled through the group with five wins from their six games. It was Porto who scuppered Arsenal's chances of a 100% record in the group, with the goalless draw in the Dragao Stadium.
|Played||Arsenal wins||Draws||FC Porto wins||Goals For||Goals Against|
|06-12-2006||UEFA Champions League||FC Porto||A||D||0||0|
|26-09-2006||UEFA Champions League||FC Porto||H||W||2||0|
FC Porto 0-0 Arsenal
UEFA Champions League - December 6, 2006
Arsenal Lehmann, Eboue, Toure, Djourou, Clichy, Hleb, Gilberto, Flamini, Ljungberg, Fabregas, Adebayor (Van Persie 79). Subs not used Almunia, Senderos, Baptista, Aliadiere, Hoyte, Walcott.
FC Porto Helton, Bosingwa, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Fucile, Lucho Gonzalez, Paulo Assuncao, Raul Meireles (Vieirinha 86), Lopez, Quaresma, Postiga (Bruno Moraes 81). Subs not used Vitor Baia, Ricardo Costa, Ibson, Sektioui, Joao Paulo.
Arsenal 2-0 FC Porto
UEFA Champions League - September 26, 2006
Goals Henry 38, Hleb 48 (Arsenal)
Arsenal Lehmann, Eboue, Toure, Hoyte, Gallas (Song 89), Hleb (Walcott 86), Fabregas, Gilberto, Rosicky, Henry, Van Persie (Ljungberg 74). Subs not used Almunia, Baptista, Adebayor.
FC Porto Helton, Bosingwa, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Cech, Lucho Gonzalez, Paulo Assuncao, Ricardo Costa (Lopez 45), Anderson, Quaresma, Postiga (Raul Meireles 45). Subs not used Vitor Baia, Sektioui, Fucile, Jorginho, Adriano.