Oh, what could have been. It's an all-Portuguese Europa League final today from Dublin, Ireland. Villarreal bowed out at the semifinal stage to FC Porto, while SC Braga took out all comers at its Pritzker Prize-winning stadium.
Porto is the odds-on favorite, thanks to its attacking trident of Falcao, Guarín, and Hulk. Enough said. But there's a reason that Braga defeated Arsenal, Benfica, and Liverpool to get this far. Braga manager Domingos Paciencia is on his way to Sporting Clube, so a victory would be a dream send-off.
FC Porto: Helton; Alvaro Pereira, Otamendi, Rolando, Sapunaru; Varela, João Moutinho, Fernando, Guarín, Hulk; Falcao.