Friday, May 06, 2011

Porto and Braga to meet in Portuguese Europa League final in Dublin

Porto booked a place in the Europa League final in Dublin against Braga, despite a valiant effort by Villarreal at El Madrigal. Goals by Cani, Joan Capdevila and Giuseppe Rossi gave the Spanish side a 3-2 victory, with Falcao and Hulk scoring for Porto, who held a 5-1 lead from the first leg. Falcao's goal saw him set a new Uefa Cup goalscoring record in a season, with 16. From the other semi-final Braga progressed to their first European final by beating Benfica 1-0 to go through on away goals.

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