Attacks against a club president candidate backdrop Sérgio Conceição’s preparations for a possible historic European night

Sérgio Conceição’s last stand at Porto does not need any extra needle or drama. But as the manager prepares for Tuesday night’s Champions League last 16 second leg against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, 1-0 up from the first, it has got it all the same.

Porto are a club in turmoil. Uncertainty and conflict the watchwords and uncomfortable questions everywhere. The root cause is the presidential elections on 27 April when, at the age of 86, Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa will stand for yet another term.

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