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  • Date:05 May 2011
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:El Madrigal
  • Attendance:18,000
( agg 4 - 7 )
  • Cani (16) Capdevila (74)
    Rossi - pen (79)
  • Hulk (39)
    Falcao (47)
Goal!

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94mins

James Rodriguez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcos Senna. Marcos Senna takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Fredy Guarin fouled by Marcos Senna, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Givaldinho Hulk.

89mins

Marcos Senna takes a shot. Save by Da Silva Helton.

83mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ruben Cani, Marco Ruben takes a shot.

79mins

Unfair challenge on Marco Ruben by Nicolas Otamendi results in a Penalty. Caution for Nicolas Otamendi. Giuseppe Rossi scores a power penalty. Villarreal 3 (4)-(7) 2 FC Porto.

76mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Radamel Falcao on Marcos Senna. Free kick taken by Marcos Senna.

75mins

Goal scored by Joan Capdevila from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Villarreal 2 (3)-(7) 2 FC Porto.

75mins

Mubarak Wakaso has an effort at goal from deep inside the box hitting the post.

75mins

Short corner taken by Ruben Cani from the left by-line.

74mins

Ressureicao Ruben Micael challenges Mubarak Wakaso unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ressureicao Ruben Micael is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Carlos Marchena.

72mins

Unfair challenge on Soriano Bruno by Fredy Guarin results in a free kick. Rodriguez Diego Lopez takes the direct free kick.

72mins

Short corner taken by Fredy Guarin from the left by-line.

71mins

James Rodriguez takes a shot. Save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

66mins

Honorato da Silva Nilmar goes off and Marcos Senna comes on.

65mins

Honorato da Silva Nilmar has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

63mins

Ruben Cani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ressureicao Ruben Micael. Strike on goal comes in from Fredy Guarin from the free kick,

62mins

Mubarak Wakaso is shown a yellow card. Mubarak Wakaso challenges Fredy Guarin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fredy Guarin restarts play with the free kick.

60mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mubarak Wakaso by Cristian Sapunaru. Booking for Cristian Sapunaru for unsporting behaviour. Ressureicao Ruben Micael on for Francisco Fernando. Marco Ruben takes the free kick.

56mins

Gonzalez Santi Cazorla takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Da Silva Helton. Carlos Marchena on for Javier Matilla. Mubarak Wakaso joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

56mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Da Silva Helton.

53mins

Soriano Bruno gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francisco Fernando. Soriano Bruno receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. James Rodriguez crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

52mins

Unfair challenge on Jorge Rolando by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla results in a free kick. Felipe Joao Moutinho leaves the field to be replaced by Josef Souza. Direct free kick taken by Jorge Rolando.

51mins

Perez Martinez Mario produces a cross.

51mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joan Capdevila by Givaldinho Hulk. Free kick crossed by Joan Capdevila, save made by Da Silva Helton.

50mins

Perez Martinez Mario takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Da Silva Helton makes a brilliant save. Corner taken by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

49mins

Centre by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

48mins

Radamel Falcao fires in a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Villarreal 1 (2)-(7) 2 FC Porto.The assist for the goal came from Fredy Guarin.

47mins

Shot from just outside the box by Honorato da Silva Nilmar misses to the left of the goal.

47mins

Gonzalez Santi Cazorla fouled by Fredy Guarin, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

46mins

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

46mins

Honorato da Silva Nilmar produces a cross, clearance made by Jorge Rolando.

46mins

Givaldinho Hulk takes a shot. Save by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

44mins

Nicolas Otamendi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gonzalez Santi Cazorla. Giuseppe Rossi crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Jorge Rolando.

40mins

Givaldinho Hulk grabs a goal from just outside the box high into the middle of the goal. Villarreal 1 (2)-(6) 1 FC Porto.

39mins

Cristian Sapunaru delivers the ball, Mateo Musacchio gets a block in.

39mins

Jorge Rolando fouled by Honorato da Silva Nilmar, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alvaro Pereira.

37mins

Mateo Musacchio is adjudged to have handled the ball. Strike on goal comes in from Givaldinho Hulk from the free kick. Givaldinho Hulk produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

36mins

A cross is delivered by Radamel Falcao.

35mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Radamel Falcao on Joan Capdevila. Joan Capdevila takes the free kick.

32mins

James Rodriguez comes on in place of Cristian Rodriguez.

32mins

Effort from close range by Giuseppe Rossi goes wide left of the target.

28mins

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

25mins

Honorato da Silva Nilmar fouled by Radamel Falcao, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Radamel Falcao a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Rodriguez Diego Lopez takes the free kick.

25mins

Short corner taken by Felipe Joao Moutinho.

25mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla on Givaldinho Hulk. Free kick crossed right-footed by Cristian Sapunaru from right wing.

23mins

The offside flag is raised against Giuseppe Rossi. Free kick taken by Da Silva Helton.

23mins

Giuseppe Rossi takes a shot. Save by Da Silva Helton.

21mins

Marco Ruben produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

21mins

Unfair challenge on Soriano Bruno by Cristian Rodriguez results in a free kick. Soriano Bruno restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Alvaro Pereira has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

19mins

The ball is delivered by Givaldinho Hulk.

18mins

A cross is delivered by Fredy Guarin, clearance made by Joan Capdevila.

17mins

Ruben Cani fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Villarreal 1 (2)-(5) 0 FC Porto.Assist on the goal came from Marco Ruben.

15mins

Unfair challenge on Soriano Bruno by Fredy Guarin results in a free kick. Soriano Bruno restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Felipe Joao Moutinho by Marco Ruben. Free kick crossed right-footed by Felipe Joao Moutinho from right wing.

11mins

Cristian Rodriguez is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Mateo Musacchio.

11mins

Foul by Ruben Cani on Alvaro Pereira, free kick awarded. Cristian Sapunaru restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Marco Ruben delivers the ball.

7mins

Ruben Cani takes a shot. Fantastic save by Da Silva Helton. Corner taken right-footed by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

6mins

Corner taken right-footed by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla from the left by-line, save by Da Silva Helton.

5mins

Perez Martinez Mario produces a cross, blocked by Jorge Rolando.

4mins

Perez Martinez Mario crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Marco Ruben goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

4mins

Cristian Rodriguez has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

3mins

Radamel Falcao is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Javier Matilla takes the free kick.

2mins

Honorato da Silva Nilmar crosses the ball, save made by Da Silva Helton.

Match Preview

Lopez hopeful despite deficit Villarreal goalkeeper Diego Lopez refuses to give up on the possibility of reaching the Europa League final in Dublin, despite starting Thursday's second leg at home to Porto 5-1 down on aggregate. Everything seemed to be going smoothly at half-time in the first leg for the Primera Division side in Portugal after Cani's goal gave them a 1-0 lead. But the Portuguese champions blew the Yellow Submarine out of the water in the second half by scoring five goals with Falcao, the tournament's top goalscorer, grabbing four of them. Lopez admits it will be difficult to overcome the aggregate scoreline, but he and his team-mates are determined to try. "We need to believe in ourselves first so we can turn the tie around," he said. "It could hardly be more difficult, but it's not impossible. It's going to be difficult but in the dressing room we are convinced that we can achieve it." Lopez also claimed Villarreal were the better side a week ago and that if Villarreal progress to the final it will go down in history as a truly remarkable comeback. "Porto played great football for 30 minutes, but we were better in the rest of the game. We are ready to give our all and show that we are a great team and that we can beat them," he said. "We have total confidence in our strikers. I hope that we each have a perfect game to achieve something historic for this club. Something that would be remembered for a long time." Porto arrive in Spain with only complacency to guard against after the stunning first leg performance, but Alvaro Periera wants his team-mates to put in a professional performance to ensure their place in the final. "The game is not yet won," he told Ojogo. "We always respect our opponent. In football, there are surprises every day. We know we have a good advantage, but we always play the same way. "Furthermore, if we were reach the final on the back of a defeat, it would not have the same taste. "We are accustomed to always winning so when you lose it is very difficult, the defeats hurt more. We have come here to win, to try to be smart. We must play it cool, but try to win. We must pretend that everything is at zero."

Formation:433Manager: Juan Carlos Garrido

Villarreal

Formation: 433Manager: Jesualdo Ferreira

FC Porto

  • Rodriguez Diego Lopez
  • Perez Martinez Mario
  • Mateo Musacchio
  • Soriano Bruno
  • Joan Capdevila
  • Ruben Cani
  • Javier Matilla
  • Gonzalez Santi Cazorla
  • Honorato da Silva Nilmar
  • Marco Ruben
  • Giuseppe Rossi
  • SUBS
  • Sanchez Juan Carlos
  • Garcia Joan Oriol
  • Carlos Marchena
  • Marcos Senna
  • Borja Valero
  • Joao Cicinho
  • Mubarak Wakaso

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Match Report

Villarreal victory in vain Porto booked their place in the UEFA Europa League final against fellow Portuguese side Braga despite a valiant effort by Villarreal who triumphed 3-2 on the night at El Madrigal. Goals by Cani, Joan Capdevila and a Giuseppe Rossi penalty guided the Spanish side to victory with Falcao and Hulk on target for the Portuguese, who held a 5-1 advantage from the first leg. Falcao's goal saw him set a new UEFA Cup goalscoring record in a single season with his haul of 16 eclipsing Jurgen Klinsmann's efforts in 1995/96. Villarreal had been blown away by the Portuguese champions last week where, despite Cani giving them the lead, they had conceded five goals with Falcao grabbing four. It was imperative the hosts made a good start as they looked for an improbable comeback and they played from the off with a ferocious tempo. Nilmar whipped in a second-minute cross from the right forcing Porto goalkeeper Helton to come off his line and punch away before the free-scoring Portuguese almost went further ahead, Cristian Rodriguez flashing a shot from the left across goal. Marco Ruben then put a header over the bar for the hosts before Cani had a seventh-minute chance to reduce the arrears but struck the ball to the centre of the goal enabling Helton to palm the ball away. Rossi just failed to connect with Ruben's delivery in front of goal before Villarreal got a potential lifeline, Ruben beating the offside trap and putting the ball across to Cani who had got ahead of his marker and slotted the ball into the bottom right-hand corner. After the initial excitement there were few clear-cut openings for either side before Rossi shot into the side-netting rather than picking out Cani in front of goal on the half-hour. However, any hopes the Spanish side had of a comeback evaporated when Porto levelled in cruel circumstances for the hosts. Hulk went to shoot from 25 yards and, although his shot was on target, it hit Mateo Musacchio and looped over helpless goalkeeper Diego Lopez. Hulk could have extended Porto's lead on the night in first-half injury time but Lopez saved his shot with his legs while Nilmar went inches wide just before the whistle. It was all over two minutes after half-time when Falcao hit his 16th goal of this year's Europa League campaign, trapping and slotting home Fredy Guarin's pass from the left. Guarin then hit the bar with a free-kick before Nilmar missed a good chance, failing to shoot on target when well-placed. Capdevila took advantage of poor Porto defending when he collected a cross at the far post, brought the ball down and volleyed home with a quarter of an hour left. Three minutes later the hosts were awarded a penalty when Nicolas Otamendi brought down Ruben, Rossi coolly lifting the ball home.

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