The Italian club's hopes of snatching second place in Group F, however, were hit as Feyenoord fought back to equalise through Nicolai Jorgensen before claiming the dramatic victor and their first points in this year's group stage.
The German side, who had to achieve a better result than Porto to finish second behind Group G winners Besiktas, were beaten by a half-volleyed 90th minute strike from Brazil Under-23 global Talisca.
Maribor, the Slovenian champions, were already consigned to bottom place after scoring two goals in five group matches before this, their third draw in the competition.
Kamil Glik and Radamel Falcao scored for the visitors, but they were unable to execute a comeback.
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Napoli have been knocked out of the contest and will now play in the Europa League. "Our first goal was to get through the group phase, now we can dream", said Porto coach Sérgio Conceição.
Only four sides managed to complete the group stage without a loss, Liverpool, Tottenham and Barcelona. "Do you want me to speak with or without my mask", quipped Fonseca, before saying: "I think not only the Shakhtar supporters, but all Ukrainians should be proud of this team". Early in yesterday's match at home to Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu Ronaldo called for the ball on the corner of the 18-yard-box, received the pass, cut inside and struck a delicious shot into the far top corner.
Aboubakar who has scored 15 goals this season will be looking to help Porto with another positive result when they face Vitória Setúbal in Sunday's Portuguese top-flight encounter. Save some of those for Russia Ron...