Category Archives: Europa League

FC Porto is in the final

The Portuguese FC Porto are through to the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League final after they delivered a football with high on commitment and quality, their 5-1 first-leg advantage proving insurmountable for Villarreal CF, despite the Spanish side’s best efforts.

1-0: GOL CANI ’17
1-1: GOL HULK ’40
1-2: GOL FALCAO ’47
3-2: GOL ROSSI ’79 –penalty

Watching the statistics is clearlly that Villiareal wanted to come back after the first leg humiliation, they were 2 times more active with double attempts on target and with three goals scored. But it wasn’t enough.

Porto obtained his victory and it worth’s its place in the final, a Portuguese one entirely.

: Diego Lopez – Capdevila, Bruno Soriano, Musacchio, Mario Gaspar, Santi Cazorla, Matilla, Cani, Nilmar, Marco Ruben, Rossi
Substitutes: Juan Carlos, Oriol, Marchena, Senna, Borja Valero, Cicinho, Mubarak

FC Porto: Helton – Alvaro Pereira, Otamendi, Rolando, Sapunaru, Joao Moutinho, Fernando, Guarin, Cristian Rodriguez, Falcao, Hulk
Substitutes: Beto, Maicon, Sereno, Walter, James Rodriguez, Souza, Ruben Micael


Braga sends Benfica home

Braga scored a huge goal against Benfica and obtained the ticket in to the final of UEFA EUROPA League. The player responsible for this is Custodio which trough his goal brought qualification for his team.

Custodio: “It is such a joy to have scored the goal that took us through, but this is a team victory because we showed great togetherness.”
“I only scored; everyone else was just as important – look at Paulão, who cleared one off the line. We are all in it, the entire squad. I think the secret was our quality, our desire and our collective strength.”

After this game, Domingos Paciência‘s team progressed to the first all-Portuguese UEFA final, a first for the northern club on such an elevated stage.

Braga: Artur – Silvio, Alberto Rodriguez, Paulao, Miguel Garcia, Jugo Viana, Custodio, Lima, Mossoro, Alan, Meyong
Substitutes: Cristiano, Kaka, Helder Barbosa, Elderson, Leandro Salino, Peterson, Anibal Capela

Benfica: Roberto – Fabio Coentrao, Jardel, Luisao, Maxi Pereira, Cesar Peixoto, Javi Garcia, Gaitan, Carlos Martins, Oscar Cardozo, Saviola
Substitutes: Moreira, Airton, Jara, Roderick, Felipe Menezes, Sidnei, Alan Kardec


Europa League, what a beautiful night!

Manchester City FC 1-0 FC Dynamo Kiev (agg: 1-2)
Dynamo Kiev managed to qualify after a good game against one of the wealthiest club, Manchester City, a ten men crew this match, and just one goal scored.
After a reasonable 2-0 from the first leg for Kiev, City’s hopes sprung but the one goal scored was not enough.

Paris Saint-Germain FC 1-1 SL Benfica (agg: 2-3)

Another successful year for Benfica, no. 2 in a row, caught the qualification train after a good first leg, a well played game.

FC Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 FC Twente (agg: 2-3)
The Russians struggled giving everything they had, but, even with two goals scored it wasn’t enough for a ticket to the next stage.

FC Spartak Moskva 3-0 AFC Ajax (agg: 4-0)
Ajax was no match for Spartak offensive force, giving up three times before a final whistle. The Russians march in speed for the draws to the next stage.

Villarreal CF 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (agg: 5-3)
Leading 3-2 after last week’s first leg, and with some help from Santi Cazorla and Giuseppe Rossi lead the Yellow Submarine into the next stage of Europa League.

FC Porto 2-1 PFC CSKA Moskva (agg: 3-1)
Awesome start for the Dragons with a goal in the first minute, shattering all the hopes for Moskova. Qualification for Porto.

Rangers FC 0-1 PSV Eindhoven (agg: 0-1)
PSV managed a good game against the Rangers. The victory was well deserved and even with just one goal scored, the qualification was in their hands.

Liverpool FC 0-0 SC Braga (agg: 0-1)
Braga is the surprise in this stage, after two good games against Liverpool FC. They kept the one-goal advantage and with a more or less emotions they where the name in the extraction urn for the next stage.


Results in Europa League!

Leverkusen- Villarreal
Head-to-head from start to beginning, Villarreal took a stand in the after match minutes and scored, winning the game.
Leverkusen: Alder – Kadlec, Reinartz, Schwabb, Vida, Castro, Rolfes, Vidal, Sam, Renato Augusto, Derdiyok
Substitutes: Bobel, Hyypia, Bender, Kiessling, Balitsch, Da Costa, Jorgensen
Villarreal: Diego Lopez – Catala, Marchena, Gonzalo, Mario Gaspar, Mubarak, Bruno Soriano, Musacchio, Borja Valero, Rossi, Marco Ruben
Substitutes: Juan Carlos, Oriol, Nilmar, Santi Cazorla, Cani, Matilla, Kiko
1-0: Kadlec ’33
1-1: Rossi ’42
1-2: Nilmar ’70
2-2: Castro ’72
2-3: Nilmar ’90+4

Braga- Liverpool
An unbelivable succes for Braga, unbeaten in this season on Europa League
Braga: Artur, Alberto Rodriguez, Kaka, Mossoro, Paulo Cesar, Garcia, Lima, Leandro Salino, Silvio, Alan, Hugo Viana
Substitutes: Cristiano, Paulao, Barbosa, Meyong, Dani, Peterson, Anibal Capela
Liverpool:  Reina, Johnson, Meireles, Cole, Kyrgiakos, Kuyt, Lucas, Carragher, Spearing, Poulsen, Skrtel
Substitutes: Gulacsi, Pacheco, Rodriguez, Wilson, Ngog, Carroll, Flanagan
1 – 0 Alan (pen.)’18

Dinamo Kiev – Manchester City
Awesome game performed by both teams but, in footbal its not about the amount of your bank account.
Dinamo Kiev: Shovkovskiy – Popov, Yussuf, Khacheridi, Danilo Silva, Yarmolenko, Eremenko, Vukojevic, Gusev, Milevskiy, Shevchenko
Substitutes: Koval, Betao, Garmash, Kravets, Ninkovic, Leandro Almeida, Guiherme
Manchester City: Hart – Zabaleta, Lescott, Kompany, Richards, Kolarov, Barry, Yaya Toure, Silva, Dzeko, Balotelli
Substitutes: Taylor, Wright-Phillips, Boateng, Vieira, Tevez, De Jong, Boyata
1-0: Shevchenko ’25
2-0: Gusev ’77

PFC CSKA Moskva 0-1 FC Porto
The odds turn to be favourire for FC Porto and wins against CSKA with just a goal difference. Chances were one both sides but Porto took advantage.

FC Twente 3-0 FC Zenit St Petersburg
Twente’s players will take a significant advantage in their road trip to Russia through two Luuk de Jong headers starting and finishing the scoring, taking the score table to 3-0 for them.

PSV Eindhoven 0-0 Rangers FC
A game with occasions but no ball in the net. Starting as favorites , Eindhoven couldn’t score with the Rangers in front.

AFC Ajax 0-1 FC Spartak Moskva
Played in Amsterdam, after a first period off missed chances, Spartak scores in the second period through Alex’s beautiful shot. Advantage token by the Russians.

SL Benfica 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain FC
The difference between the teams was made by the goal scored in the last ten minutes of the game, by the substitute Franco Jara,