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  • Date:28 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:Estadio do Dragao
  • Attendance:44,719
  • Falcao - pen (48) Guarin (60)
    Falcao (66) Falcao (74)
    Falcao (89)
  • Rossi (44) Cani (44)
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93mins

Alvaro Pereira challenges Mateo Musacchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mateo Musacchio.

89mins

Outswinging corner taken by James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao grabs a headed goal from close range. FC Porto 5-1 Villarreal.The assist for the goal came from James Rodriguez.

87mins

Gonzalez Santi Cazorla has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save by Da Silva Helton. Corner taken by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

85mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Rodriguez from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Radamel Falcao goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

84mins

Givaldinho Hulk goes off and James Rodriguez comes on.

83mins

Da Silva Helton is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Da Silva Helton goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Gonzalez Santi Cazorla crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left by-line.

82mins

Unfair challenge on Mateo Musacchio by Felipe Joao Moutinho results in a free kick. Mateo Musacchio takes the free kick.

80mins

Cristian Sapunaru fouled by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Francisco Fernando.

79mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Giuseppe Rossi. Da Silva Helton takes the direct free kick.

79mins

Josef Souza on for Fredy Guarin.

77mins

Mubarak Wakaso concedes a free kick for a foul on Givaldinho Hulk. Fredy Guarin takes the direct free kick. Francisco Fernando delivers the ball, clearance by Mateo Musacchio. Short corner taken by Givaldinho Hulk.

74mins

Jose Manuel Catala concedes a free kick for a foul on Givaldinho Hulk. Jose Manuel Catala is booked. Fredy Guarin delivers the ball, Radamel Falcao finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. FC Porto 4-1 Villarreal.Assist by Fredy Guarin.

74mins

Silvestre Varela replaces Cristian Rodriguez.

74mins

Marco Ruben comes on in place of Honorato da Silva Nilmar.

74mins

Javier Matilla comes on in place of Ruben Cani.

70mins

Jorge Rolando concedes a free kick for a foul on Giuseppe Rossi. Direct free kick taken by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

69mins

Cristian Sapunaru gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mubarak Wakaso. Free kick taken by Soriano Bruno.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Giuseppe Rossi on Jorge Rolando. Da Silva Helton takes the free kick.

67mins

A goal is scored by Radamel Falcao from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. FC Porto 3-1 Villarreal.Givaldinho Hulk provided the assist for the goal.

66mins

Borja Valero goes off and Mubarak Wakaso comes on.

63mins

Fredy Guarin crosses the ball, Radamel Falcao produces a shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

61mins

Fredy Guarin produces a right-footed shot from close in and strikes the post. Fredy Guarin finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. FC Porto 2-1 Villarreal.

61mins

Shot from just outside the area by Fredy Guarin goes over the bar.

55mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Giuseppe Rossi. Cristian Sapunaru takes the direct free kick.

53mins

Carlos Marchena challenges Givaldinho Hulk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Felipe Joao Moutinho delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Nicolas Otamendi misses to the right of the goal.

52mins

Borja Valero takes a shot. Da Silva Helton makes a save. The assistant referee signals for offside against Honorato da Silva Nilmar. Da Silva Helton takes the direct free kick.

51mins

Ruben Cani sends in a cross.

48mins

Rodriguez Diego Lopez concedes a Penalty for a foul on Radamel Falcao. Rodriguez Diego Lopez is shown a yellow card. Radamel Falcao scores a placed penalty. FC Porto 1-1 Villarreal.

48mins

The ball is crossed by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla, Francisco Fernando gets a block in.

47mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Felipe Joao Moutinho, Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.

45mins

The ball is delivered by Honorato da Silva Nilmar, Ruben Cani scores a headed goal from close in. FC Porto 0-1 Villarreal.Honorato da Silva Nilmar provided the assist for the goal.

44mins

The offside flag is raised against Giuseppe Rossi. Free kick taken by Jorge Rolando.

42mins

Cristian Rodriguez takes a shot. Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.

42mins

Fredy Guarin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

41mins

Alvaro Pereira fouled by Borja Valero, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Felipe Joao Moutinho. Givaldinho Hulk sends in a cross, blocked by Mateo Musacchio. Borja Valero receives a caution.

40mins

Cristian Sapunaru has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

40mins

Centre by Alvaro Pereira, save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

39mins

The ball is sent over by Alvaro Pereira, Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.

38mins

Giuseppe Rossi is caught offside. Nicolas Otamendi takes the free kick.

38mins

Fredy Guarin takes a shot. Save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

35mins

Jose Manuel Catala delivers the ball, Close range shot by Giuseppe Rossi goes over the bar.

33mins

The ball is sent over by Felipe Joao Moutinho, Carlos Marchena makes a clearance.

32mins

Corner taken by Felipe Joao Moutinho played to the near post, Mateo Musacchio manages to make a clearance.

31mins

Givaldinho Hulk has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

30mins

The ball is sent over by Alvaro Pereira.

30mins

Nicolas Otamendi fouled by Borja Valero, the ref awards a free kick. Da Silva Helton takes the free kick.

28mins

Giuseppe Rossi takes a shot. Blocked by Jorge Rolando. Short corner taken by Giuseppe Rossi from the right by-line, Gonzalez Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Save by Da Silva Helton. Shot from just outside the box by Fredy Guarin goes over the crossbar.

28mins

The ball is swung over by Alvaro Pereira, save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

26mins

Givaldinho Hulk is cautioned.

25mins

The ball is sent over by Honorato da Silva Nilmar, clearance made by Nicolas Otamendi.

25mins

Cristian Sapunaru crosses the ball, blocked by Carlos Marchena.

24mins

The ball is delivered by Givaldinho Hulk, Carlos Marchena manages to make a clearance.

23mins

Mateo Musacchio concedes a free kick for a foul on Radamel Falcao. Givaldinho Hulk has an effort direct from the free kick.

21mins

Gonzalez Santi Cazorla produces a cross.

20mins

Francisco Fernando concedes a free kick for a foul on Honorato da Silva Nilmar. Direct free kick taken by Borja Valero.

16mins

The ball is swung over by Alvaro Pereira, Soriano Bruno makes a clearance.

15mins

The official flags Giuseppe Rossi offside. Da Silva Helton takes the free kick.

15mins

Givaldinho Hulk sends in a cross, clearance made by Soriano Bruno.

15mins

Corner taken right-footed by Felipe Joao Moutinho, Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.

14mins

The ball is sent over by Cristian Sapunaru, clearance made by Borja Valero.

14mins

The ball is sent over by Alvaro Pereira.

13mins

Corner taken by Giuseppe Rossi.

10mins

The referee blows for offside against Givaldinho Hulk. Rodriguez Diego Lopez takes the direct free kick.

9mins

Gonzalez Santi Cazorla gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Felipe Joao Moutinho. Free kick crossed by Givaldinho Hulk, clearance made by Soriano Bruno.

9mins

Short corner taken by Cristian Sapunaru from the right by-line.

7mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Borja Valero from the right by-line, Francisco Fernando manages to make a clearance.

7mins

Honorato da Silva Nilmar takes a shot. Save by Da Silva Helton.

5mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Francisco Fernando on Honorato da Silva Nilmar. Free kick taken by Borja Valero. Caution for Francisco Fernando.

2mins

The offside flag is raised against Givaldinho Hulk. Rodriguez Diego Lopez takes the free kick.

2mins

Cristian Rodriguez challenges Soriano Bruno unfairly and gives away a free kick. Perez Martinez Mario takes the free kick.

1mins

Centre by Cristian Rodriguez, Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.

Match Preview

Soriano: Porto are favourites Villarreal midfielder Bruno Soriano has labelled Porto as favourites heading into their Europa League semi-final, but believes the Yellow Submarine have the strikeforce to sink the newly-crowned Portuguese champions. Porto go into the first leg at the Estadio do Dragao in stunning form, having won their last 12 matches, while they are still unbeaten in their domestic league having won 25 of 27 matches. That led Porto to clinching the title earlier this month, and last week they beat Benfica on away goals to progress to the final of the Portuguese cup. It has been a remarkable first season in charge for 33-year-old coach Andre Villas-Boas, and a good result against Villarreal will push them a step closer to yet more possible silverware. With all that in mind, Soriano believes Villarreal are underdogs going into the semi-final. But, with the Spanish outfit chasing their first major trophy, the Spain international is not ruling out his side's chances. He said: "I think they're favourites because they're winning titles, but it doesn't matter to us who has that tag. It doesn't affect us at all. "At this stage of the competition all the teams must be respected. We both know it will be a very even tie and I hope that things go our way. "It's going to be difficult to get through to the final because Porto are a very good team, but we hope to get a good result. We have a chance if we do things well." Soriano is also backing his side's attackers to cause Porto problems. Giuseppe Rossi has scored 10 goals in this season's competition - one less than Porto's Falcao, who is the overall leader - while Nilmar has notched five times. Soriano, whose side lost 3-2 to Sevilla at the weekend but remain comfortably placed in fourth spot in La Liga, added on www.superdeporte.es: "We have the torpedoes up front who can shoot down Porto." Porto boss Villas-Boas does not agree that his side are favourites, saying: "There are no favourites when we come to the semi-finals, especially after big teams have been knocked out. "We know this is a tough game and I dismiss any suggestion of being favourites. "I think Villarreal are the most difficult team we've faced on this path. They play attacking football with great quality, with a style that has been compared to Barcelona." The winner of the tie will face Portuguese opposition in the final, with Benfica taking on Braga in the other semi-final.

Formation:442Manager: Jesualdo Ferreira

FC Porto

Formation: 442Manager: Juan Carlos Garrido

Villarreal

  • Da Silva Helton
  • Cristian Sapunaru
  • Jorge Rolando
  • Nicolas Otamendi
  • Alvaro Pereira
  • Cristian Rodriguez
  • Fredy Guarin
  • Francisco Fernando
  • Felipe Joao Moutinho
  • Givaldinho Hulk
  • Radamel Falcao
  • SUBS
  • Antonio Beto
  • Roque Maicon
  • Silvestre Varela
  • da Silva Walter
  • James Rodriguez
  • Josef Souza
  • Ressureicao Ruben Micael

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Match Report

Falcao on fire as for five-star Porto Falcao struck four second-half goals to help Porto win 5-1 from a goal down against Villarreal and leave the Portuguese giants all but through to the Europa League final. Villarreal took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Cani but Porto, led by the prolific Falcao, hit back with five goals in a stunning display after the break to take total control of the semi-final. Falcao won and converted a penalty to draw Porto level and, after Fredy Guarin had made it 2-1 to the hosts, the Colombia international netted further goals in the 67th, 75th and 90th minutes to complete a remarkable comeback from Andre Villas-Boas' in-form side. Porto came into the match having won their last 12 competitive matches, during which run they clinched their domestic league title and progressed through to the Portuguese cup final, but it was visitors Villarreal who looked the more dangerous early on. The Yellow Submarine, who are seeking their first major trophy, had a great chance to take the lead after just six minutes when Nilmar was sent through on goal, but the Brazilian saw his near-post shot parried away by Porto goalkeeper Helton. Giuseppe Rossi also had a good opportunity for the Spaniards in the 28th minute when he rounded Helton but his shot from a tight angle was blocked by the sliding Rolando as Villarreal were denied a second time. Porto also went close in the first half when Hulk's shot from the edge of the area clipped the outside of the post, but it would be Villarreal who boasted the lead at the break thanks to Cani. Nilmar curled in a cross to the near post and Cani, having got in between Fernando and Helton, headed past the Porto goalkeeper. Judging by how close the first half was, that looked set to be a priceless away goal - but Porto's second-half performance means that strike should now be immaterial. Porto needed just four minutes of the second period to draw level, when Falcao beat Diego Lopez in a race for Guarin's through-ball and went crashing over the Villarreal goalkeeper. Falcao, who came into the match as the leading scorer in this season's Europa League with 11 goals, sent Lopez the wrong way from the spot to even up the scores. Porto got their noses in front just after the hour mark, with Guarin the goalscorer. Guarin saw his first effort come back off the near post and the keeper but he was quickest to the loose ball to head through the legs of Lopez. Falcao saw a good chance go begging as he slipped at the wrong time but he made it 3-1 in the 67th minute with a tap-in following good work down the right by Hulk. He then added two more goals from headers in the final 16 minutes to seal a fantastic victory for the home side. Falco made it 4-1 in the 74th minute with a brilliant diving header into the top corner - virtually taking the ball off the toe of team-mate Nicolas Otamendi - as the Villarreal defence appealed in vain for offside. Then, in the final minute, he guided James Rodriguez's corner back across Lopez and into the far side of the net to put the icing on the cake for Porto.

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