Thursday May 5, 2011 Semifinal Finished El Madrigal

Villarreal CF 3 - 2 FC Porto

  • Cani 17’
  • Capdevila 75’
  • Rossi 80’ (pen.)
  • Hulk 40’
  • Falcao 48’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Villarreal CF
    • FC Porto
    • 90+4' There goes the full-time whistle. Porto are in the final!
    • 90' The home fans are beginning to head home as four minutes additional time is added on.
    • 80' Rossi takes the penalty - and scores. Villarreal lead again on the night.
    • 79' Otamendi is booked. Could have been red.
    • 79' Penalty to Villarreal! Foul on Ruben by Otamendi.
    • 74' Moments earlier Bruno had seen a shot hit the post, before Cani's cross was turned in by Capdevila.
    • 74' GOAL! It's 2-2 on the night after Capdevila drills home. Little celebration.
    • 74' Micael is booked for a silly tackle on Wakaso. No need for that sort of tackle when your team is leading 7-2 on aggregate!
    • 71' It's like a training session now for Porto. They're knocking the ball around with ease.
    • 70' Great work by Falcao tees up Rodriguez but his shot is more like a pass back and it's comfortable for Lopez.
    • 66' Nilmar is replaced by Senna, who has been out since February with a hamstring problem.
    • 65' Nilmar shoots wide at the other end.
    • 64' Off the bar! Porto win a free-kick 40 yards out and Guarin lets fly with an outrageous attempt which comes back off the woodwork.
    • 61' Wakaso is booked for a poor tackle on Guarin.
    • 60' Fernando is stretchered off after dropping to the floor with no-one around him. He's replaced by Ruben Micael.
    • 59' Sapunaru is booked for catching Wakaso down the left flank.
    • 57' Double change by the hosts. Carzorla is replaced by Marchena and Matilla comes off for Wakaso.
    • 57' Rossi gets a cross in but Nilmar can't adjust his feet and misses the chance.
    • 56' Carzorla brings a good save from Helton with a left-footed drive from 25 yards.
    • 55' Rossi is caught offside.
    • 53' Booking for Bruno for a late tackle on Fernando.
    • 52' Moutinho, who is on two yellow cards, is replaced by Souza.
    • 49' Mario has a dig from the edge of the box with a volley which Helton does well to turn around the post.
    • 47' He is now the highest-ever scorer in this competition. It's definitely over now.
    • 47' Lovely ball in by Guarin is collected by Falcao, who tucks it away.
    • 47' GOAL FC PORTO!
    • 46' Helton has to be alert to deny Nilmar's fierce near-post drive.
    • 46' Off we go for the second half. No changes by either side.
    • 45+2' And there's the half-time whistle.
    • 45+2' Nilmar's shot brushes the outside of the near post. Think the keeper had it covered.
    • 45+1' Good save by Lopez to deny Hulk as the big striker raced clear.
    • 41' And now Villarreal have a mountain to climb.
    • 40' Hulk is being credited with the goal.
    • 39' Hulk's shot from distance takes a wicked deflection off Musacchio to wrongfoot Lopez and fly into the net.
    • 39' GOAL! FC Porto score!
    • 34' Bit of a wild swipe by Falcao on Bruno. He's already on a booking but he gets away with this one.
    • 32' What a chance - Cazorla slips Rossi in but he shoots wide with just the keeper to beat. Ruben was unmarked if he'd passed.
    • 30' So Cristian Rodriguez is replaced by 19-year-old James Rodriguez.
    • 28' Porto unhappy that Villarreal haven't kicked the ball out with Rodriguez on the floor.
    • 27' Rodriguez is struggling. He may have to go off here.
    • 25' Falcao is booked for a foul on Nilmar. He caught him right where it hurts.
    • 23' Elsewhere, Braga lead Benfica 1-0 to make it 2-2 on aggregate.
    • 22' Rossi shoots straight at Helton from the edge of the area.
    • 21' Ruben twists into space but his shot flashes across the face of the goal.
    • 20' Guarin hoofs the ball into touch behind the goal from his own half. Porto are rattled.
    • 18' Immediately, there's a chance at the other end but Guarin attempts to pass instead of shooting and his cross is cut out.
    • 17' Ruben beats the offside trap and slips the ball across goal to Cani, who slides his effort home. Game on?
    • 17' GOAL! Cani scores for Villarreal!
    • 16' Stadium is pretty quiet right now.
    • 12' Clumsy foul on Nilmar by Pereira. The resulting free-kick comes to nothing.
    • 10' Rossi is inches away from meeting Ruben's cross.
    • 8' Good start this by the hosts.
    • 7' Great save at full stretch by Helton denies Cani. It was a good chance after the ball broke to Cani in the box.
    • 5' Claims of handball in the Porto box. Nothing doing.
    • 3' Decent drive by Rodriguez fizzes just wide of Lopez's far post.
    • 2' Nilmar's dangerous cross is cut out by the fists of Helton.
    • 1' Porto kick-off and the game gets under way.
    • 20:02 The teams are out...kick-off just a few minutes away.
    • 19:35 And goalkeeper Diego Lopez refuses to give up on the possibility of reaching the final, stating: ''It could hardly be more difficult, but it's not impossible. In the dressing room we are convinced that we can achieve it.''
    • 19:35 Villarreal are strong at home, though, losing just three times in the previous 37 games.
    • 19:35 And Porto must now be confident of reaching their first European final since their Champions League triumph in 2004.
    • 19:35 But the Portuguese champions blew the Yellow Submarine out of the water in the second half by scoring five goals.
    • 19:34 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.
    • 19:34 Villarreal had bossed the Europa League favourites Porto for 45 minutes only to be stunned with a five-goal riposte in the second half.
    • 19:34 Porto’s Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has levelled Jürgen Klinsmann’s record haul of 15 goals for the former Uefa Cup, thanks to his four-goal performance in last week’s first leg.
    • 19:34 However, Porto’s record of seven wins in seven away games in the Europa League this season makes that challenge in tonight’s semi-final a huge task.
    • 19:33 Villarreal will attempt to become only the fourth team to overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit in European competition tonight as they bid to reach the final in Dublin.
    • - Welcome to coverage of the Europa League semi-final second leg between Villarreal and Porto. Kick-off is at 20:05 UK time so join us then.
  • Summary

    • 80' Rossi takes the penalty - and scores. Villarreal lead again on the night.
    • 79' Penalty to Villarreal! Foul on Ruben by Otamendi.
    • 74' GOAL! It's 2-2 on the night after Capdevila drills home. Little celebration.
    • 64' Off the bar! Porto win a free-kick 40 yards out and Guarin lets fly with an outrageous attempt which comes back off the woodwork.
    • 47' GOAL FC PORTO!
    • 39' GOAL! FC Porto score!
    • 32' What a chance - Cazorla slips Rossi in but he shoots wide with just the keeper to beat. Ruben was unmarked if he'd passed.
    • 17' GOAL! Cani scores for Villarreal!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • D. López
      • Mario
      • M. Musacchio
      • Bruno Yellow Card
      • J. Capdevila Goal
      • Matilla Substitution Out (57′)
      • Cani Goal
      • S. Cazorla Substitution Out (57′)
      • Nilmar Substitution Out (67′)
      • G. Rossi Goal
      • M. Rubén

      Subs

      • C. Marchena Substitution In57′
      • M. Senna Substitution In67′
      • Juan Carlos
      • Wakaso Substitution In57′ Yellow Card
      • J. Oriol
      • Cicinho
      • B. Valero
    • Starting line-up

      • Hélton
      • I. Sapunaru Yellow Card
      • Rolando
      • N. Otamendi Yellow Card
      • Á. Pereira
      • Fernando Substitution Out (61′)
      • F. Guarin
      • J. Moutinho Substitution Out (52′)
      • Hulk Goal
      • C. Rodríguez Substitution Out (32′)
      • R. Falcao Goal Yellow Card

      Subs

      • Beto
      • R. Micael Substitution In61′ Yellow Card
      • Maicon
      • J. Rodriguez Substitution In32′
      • Walter
      • Sereno
      • Souza Substitution In52′
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