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Falcao gives Porto Europa League victory

Other News Materials 19 May 2011 01:41
Radamel Falcao headed a first-half winner as Porto beat near neighbours Sporting Braga 1-0 to win football's Europa League final in Dublin Wednesday for a third European title in eight years
Falcao gives Porto Europa League victory

Radamel Falcao headed a first-half winner as Porto beat near neighbours Sporting Braga 1-0 to win football's Europa League final in Dublin Wednesday for a third European title in eight years, dpa reported.

Falcao rose unmarked to head in a Freddy Guarin cross in the 44th minute to settle the all-Portuguese affair at the Aviva Stadium. The goal took the Colombian striker's record tally in European competition this season to 17.

The win gave Porto a fourth European title following two Champions League/European Cup wins in 1987 and 2004 and a UEFA Cup title in 2003.

Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas became at 33 the youngest coach to win a UEFA club competition. Porto, who won the domestic league with an unbeaten record, could achieve a title treble if they win Sunday's Portuguese Cup final against Guimaraes.

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