Vermaelen sees red as Roma were held 1-1 against Porto

Roma clung to draw 1-1 at Porto in a Champions League playoff first-leg on Wednesday subsequent to having guard Thomas Vermaelen sent off before halftime on his presentation. Looking to enhance Italian clubs' critical keep running in the playoff round, Roma started emphatically and drove in the 21st moment when Porto shield Felipe redirected a cross into his own particular net. Porto overwhelmed the second half against 10 Roma men yet just scored through Andre Silva's punishment in the 61st, honored for handball against substitute Emerson Palmieri . Felipe's own objective appeared to put the Giallorossi progressing nicely, yet Thomas Vermaelen saw red only 41 minutes into his aggressive introduction. Under weight for the whole second half, Roma rose with a 1-1 draw from the Estadio do Dragao taking after Andre Silva's punishment. They have a noteworthy 1-1 away result going into the second leg of this Champions League play-off, at the Stadio Olimpico next Tuesday.