Porto will have to settle for a place in Europe's second-tier club competition after losing 2-0 at Atletico Madrid.
The story of the 2014 World Cup will inevitably be written without one of the best players in Europe.
Zenit St Petersburg and FC Porto shared the points as Hulk scored against his former club in a 1-1 draw at the Petrovsky.
Champions Porto ended Sporting's unbeaten start to the season by registering a 3-1 home victory.
Zenit St Petersburg moved up to second in Champions League Group G with a 1-0 win at Porto.
Group F round-up: Russia secured a place at the 2014 World Cup with a 1-1 draw in Azerbaijan.
European World Cup qualifying collated results on Tuesday.
Russia and Bosnia grabbed two of Europe's four remaining automatic spots for next year's World Cup finals on Tuesday, consigning Portugal and Greece to the
Portugal had to settle for a place in next month's World Cup playoffs despite beating 10-man Luxembourg 3-0 in their final Group F qualifier in Coimbra on
Portugal 3 Luxembourg 0 - World Cup qualifying Group F result.
Arda Turan scored late on to give Atletico Madrid a 2-1 win over Porto in their Champions League Group G match.
Argentine midfielder Lucho Gonzalez scored to give Portuguese champions Porto a 1-0 victory over Austria Vienna.
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