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  • 19 May 2011
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  • • Aviva Stadium, Dublin
  • Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo
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Europa League Final Preview: Porto - Braga

Europa League Final Preview: Porto - Braga

Andre Villas-Boas' men will lock horns with the Archbishops in an all-Portuguese final in Dublin


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Porto (4-3-3)

Helton; Sapunaru, Rolando, Maicon, Alvaro Pereira; Guarin, Fernando, Moutinho; Hulk, Falcao, Varela


Porto


Andre Villas-Boas could become the youngest coach ever to win a Uefa club competition if Porto are able to defeat Braga on Wednesday. The 33-year-old will likely employ the attacking triumvirate of Varela, Hulk and Falcao.

Braga (4-4-2)

Artur; Garcia, Rodriguez, Paulao, Silvio; Alan, Vandinho, Custodio, Viana; Lima, Meyong

Braga


Coach Domingos Paciencia has announced he will leave the club after the clash in Dublin. With a win on Wednesday the 42-year-old would become the first manager to beat a team he previously featured for as a player in a Uefa Cup or Europa League final.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Porto are currently riding a three-game winning streak against Braga, outscoring them 9-3 during that span.
  • Andre Villas-Boas' men finished the season undefeated in the Portuguese Liga with 27 wins and three draws.
  • The Portuguese rivals are separated by just 47 km, which is a Uefa tournament final record.
  • Falcao set a new tournament record with his 16th goal of the campaign, surpassing legendary Bayern Munich striker Jurgen Klinsmann who scored 15 in 1995-96.
  • Braga's last victory against Porto came on September 19, 2009.
  • Artur and Silvio have played every minute of the Archbishops' Europa League campaign.
  • The two sides have never faced each other in European competition before.
  • Braga coach Domingos Paciencia was the Portuguese Liga's top scorer with Porto back in the 1995-96 season.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Porto

Sporting Braga

Wins
4
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1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Porto POR
FC Porto Porto
Draw
Sporting Braga BRA
Sporting Braga Sporting Braga
83%

Top 3 Predictions

FC Porto POR
3 - 1
Sporting Braga BRA
FC Porto POR
2 - 0
Sporting Braga BRA
FC Porto POR
2 - 1
Sporting Braga BRA

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