Porto defeat Braga for Europa League title

09:44, May 19, 2011      

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Porto's Helton raises the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League final between Portugal's FC Porto and SC Braga at the Dublin Arena in Dublin, Ireland Wednesday, May 18, 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

FC Porto defeated Braga 1-0 in an all-Portuguese Europa League final for the precious title on Wednesday.

Radamel Falcao struck the winner in the 44th minute, meeting a perfect cross from the right by Fred Guarin to head into the top left corner of the net after a largely tentative first half.

It is Portuguese champion Porto's first European title since winning the 2004 Champions League under Jose Mourinho and comes after a season when it went undefeated in the domestic league.

Source: Xinhua

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