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Porto lift Europa trophy after Falcao strikes

Porto deservedly beat fellow Portuguese side Braga 1-0 in the Europa League final at Dublin's Aviva Stadium last night thanks to a superb header by Falcao.

Falcao strikes to give Porto Europa victory

Porto 1 Braga 0

Andre Villas-Boas plays down link to Chelsea

The calls for Andre Villas-Boas to replace Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will increase if he leads Porto to victory in tonight's Europa League final, but the 33-year-old insisted yesterday that he is not seeking a move from the Portuguese champions.

Europa League: Porto talents in the spotlight, both on the pitch and in the dug-out

An all-Portuguese affair may not whet British appetites as much as the other big Iberian match-up this season, but tonight's Europa League final between Porto and Sporting Braga should provide better viewing than the recent Champions League Clasicos.

Porto issue warning to Chelsea over manager Andre Villas-Boas

Porto have signalled their intention to keep Andre Villas-Boas out of the clutches of Chelsea and the other giants of European football by declaring they want him to stay "for many years".

Abramovich runs the rule over Porto's Villas-Boas

Ancelotti's fate looks to be sealed, with 33-year-old Portuguese a leading candidate to replace him

Custodio sentences Benfica to Europa League defeat

Portuguese sides Braga and Porto emerged victorious from last night's Europa League semi-final second legs to book their place in the Dublin final on 18 May.

Braga are the people's choice against Benfica, claims coach

Braga's home stadium is known as the Quarry and the least fashionable of Portugal's three Europa League semi-finalists will be trying to dig out another narrow win tonight to reach their first European final.

Portugal agrees 'good deal' on €78bn bailout

Portugal has agreed a three-year, €78bn (£70bn) bailout from the EU and IMF, the country's caretaker prime minister, Jose Socrates, said.

Europa League: Four-goal Falcao puts Porto in control

Four goals from Falcao looked to have guaranteed an all-Portuguese final in the Europa League as Porto came from behind to beat Spain's Villarreal 5-1 in the first leg of their semi-final last night.

Crisis? What crisis? Debt-ridden Portugal profits from Europa League

Having Porto, Benfica and Braga all in tonight's semi-finals is a welcome distraction from economic woes

Sam Wallace: Portugal's crippling debt after hosting Euros should serve as a warning to Ukrainian football

Some Portuguese clubs are considering pulling down their Euro 2004 stadiums as it is cheaper than maintaining these white elephants

Ancelotti to be sacked by Chelsea in the summer

Manager resigned to his fate but will not walk out on £6m-a-year contract at Stamford Bridge

Porto seal Portuguese title with Benfica win

Porto won their 25th Portuguese Premier League title by beating closest challengers Benfica 2-1 at the Luz Stadium in a thrilling, bitterly-contested encounter yesterday. Fredy Guarin and Hulk scored to seal victory for unbeaten Porto, who moved 16 points ahead of their Lisbon rivals with just five games to go.

Mourinho protege who has Porto on edge of glory

Andre Villas Boas has enjoyed a stunning first season at the Dragao. Sealing the title tomorrow could be just the start of a stellar managerial career, writes Andy Brassell
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