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    FC Porto's championship after winning the Europa League final between Portugal to face Sporting Braga 1-0. Porto winning goal scored by Radamel Falcao.

    Falcao scored his goal through a header in the last minute first round match that took place at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Wednesday (18/05/2011).

    This is the second title this season after Porto confirmed earlier they won the Portuguese League. Os Dragoes to win three titles because they still will play in the Portuguese Cup final.

    The game

    Despite status as underdogs, it does not mean Braga willing to give up. The match lasted just four minutes, Custodio Castro had threatened, but the kick was sideways from Porto goalkeeper.

    With the advantages from a technical standpoint, Porto in control of the game. In minute 14, the attacker Porto, Silvestre Varela, trying to do salto kick, but the ball did not meet the target.

    At the last minute first half, Porto finally managed to score a goal. Starting from a cross from the right Fredy Guarin, Falcao headed the ball perfectly and goals! 1-0 for Porto.

    At the beginning of the second half, Braga almost equalized when Mossoro managed to escape and live to face with goalkeeper Helton. Goal kick failed created Mossoro rejected Helton with his foot.

    To maintain excellence, Porto little brake tempo of the game. This makes Braga had to master the flow of the ball, but still not able to print a dangerous opportunity.

    At 85 minutes, Porto almost added a goal by Fernando Belluschi. But the Argentine players kick was wide of the target.

    Until the referee Carlos Velasco Carballo blew the long whistle marks the end of the match, Porto 1-0 advantage did not change and the Dragon was entitled crowned as champions.

    Team Line-up:

    FC Porto: Helton, Sapunaru, Rolando, Otamendi, Pereira, Guarin, Fernando, Joao Moutinho, Hulk, Falcao, Varela

    Sporting Braga: Artur Moraes, Miguel Garcia, Paulao, Rodriguez, Silvio, Custodio, Hugo Viana, Vandinho, Alan, Lima, Paulo Cesar


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