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Villas-Boas joy at win

But disappointed with poor final

By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey.   Last Updated: 19/05/11 7:51am

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Villas-Boas: Guided Porto to Europa League

Villas-Boas: Guided Porto to Europa League

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Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas was delighted to have lifted the Europa League after their victory over Braga.

But he also admitted to being a little disappointed with how poor the final itself was.

The Portuguese champions claimed a narrow 1-0 win over Braga in Dublin to seal their second trophy of the season.

"I do feel just a little sad, because both teams could have been better," said Villas-Boas, who made history by becoming the youngest ever coach to lift a European trophy.

"Both teams found it hard, but that is nothing new in a final.

"Braga are always very aggressive and very compact, which makes our work very hard.

"But there is a great joy in winning the trophy."


Falcao, who scored the winner, ended the campaign as top scorer in the competition and he was delighted.

"I am very, very happy - I lived for a moment like this - but this is especially for the team," he said.

"I thank God and Porto to be in a position like this.

"Being the top-scorer is just an extra, what matters is the victory."

Birthday gift

Porto goalkeeper and captain Helton was also celebrating his 33rd birthday on what proved to be a special night.

"Besides being very heavy, this trophy is a wonderful birthday gift," he said.

"We knew it would not be easy and that is how it proved."

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