Porto UEFA Cup Champion

Ambition FC Porto swept title this season is getting closer to reality. After successfully winning the Superliga Portugal, is now the second degree were achieved in the Champions League after winning Europa thin over Sporting Braga in the final match in Dublin Arena (18 / 5).

These results are also increasingly emphasized the dominance of Porto in both the domestic and European scene this season. For them, this is the second title in the event the Europa League (formerly known as the UEFA Cup) after the 2002-03 set.

Despite status as the pre-eminent, Porto did not necessarily freely master the game in the early innings. Braga capable of giving fierce resistance to the squad Andre Villas-Boas it.

In fact, Braga Porto surprise when the game actually has been running for five minutes. Custodio Castro who escaped from the off-side trap successfully kick off the right foot which unfortunately still sideways from Porto goalkeeper Helton guarded.

Surprised by gebrakkan Braga, Porto back pressure. Hulk movement from the right side ending kick hard left foot. Unfortunately the result is still the same, deviated from the target.

Having had difficulty mengemabngkan game, Porto finally able to master the fight entered the middle rounds. Several times they were able to give pressure to the area of
​​defense, which was arranged Paulao Braga et al. However, efforts continue to fail because the defense that was exhibited discipline squad Domingos Paciencia.

Porto new struggle finally paid off a minute before halftime. Fredy Guarin's cross from the right side struck a free-standing Radamel Falcao. Colombian striker's header nestled in the corner smoothly Braga goalkeeper Artur guarded.

Advantage one goal was greeted enthusiastically Porto supporters who attended the Dublin Arena. Until the referee blows the final whistle the first half, Falcao scored the only differentiator.

Entering the second half, Porto dominance has declined. Slowly Braga able to develop the game, and look more impressive than in the first round.

Several substitutions were made Paciencia give significant changes. Braga appear more aggressive. Even Porto tend to be forced to play more inside, an occasional d launched a counterattack.

Still, it was built fast attack Porto able to give a threat to the goalkeeper Artur. One of them in the 71st minute through feedback ripe Hulk into the goal mouth. Unfortunately it failed struck a golden opportunity Alvaro Pereira.

Entering the last minute, the players more incentive to push Braga. In fact, almost all of their players hit Porto half the field, leaving only Artur in his own defense area.

Porto prefer to strengthen the defense in order to secure a score of 1-0. Until in the end, these advantages can be maintained Porto until the game ends. Porto domination continued in the Europa League. And one other trophy waiting at the Cup of Portugal to face Vitoria Guimares. (Irawan)

FC Porto: Helton; Sapunaru, Rolando, Otamendi, Pereira; Guarin (Belluschi 73), Fernando, Moutinho; Hulk, Varela (Rodriguez 79); Falcao.
SC Braga: Artur; Miguel Garcia, Paulao, Alberto Rodriguez (Kaka 46), Silvio; Custodio, Vandinho, Hugo Viana (Mossoro 46); Alan, Five (Meyong 66), Paulo Cesar.

Statistics of the match:
Total kicks: 8-9
Kick toward the goal: 1-3
Corner: 7-3
Offside: 4-6
Ball Possessions: 54% -46%
Violation: 23-19
Booked: Sapunaru 49 - Viana 24, Silvio 30, Garcia 55, Mossoro 59, Kaka 80

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