Europa League Final: FC Porto vs Braga

Discussion in 'FC Porto' started by Chacal, May 11, 2011.

  1. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Futebol Clube do Porto vs SC Braga
    UEFA Europa League Final
    Dublin Arena
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011
    20:45

    One week until the Final, might as well open this now! Hoping that Fernando will be fit for this one, but otherwise I don't have any injury complaints.

    Here's a look back at our road to the Final:

    Playoffs: Defeated Genk 7-2 on aggregate.

    Group Stage: Finished first in Group L, ahead of Besiktas, Rapid Wien and CSKA Sofia.

    Round of 32: Defeated Sevilla on the away goals rule; 2-2 on aggregate.

    Round of 16: Defeated CSKA Moscow 3-1 on aggregate.

    QF: Defeated Spartak Moscow 10-3 on aggregate.

    SF: Defeated Villarreal 7-4 on aggregate.
     
  2. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Let's become Champions!

    Hope Fernando and Moutinho are fit.

    I imagine we will win with ease! Hope that doesn't bite me in the ass though
     
  3. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ******** yeah! :cool:

    Me too. Sounds like Moutinho will be fine, but Fernando is a bigger concern.

    Haha, don't get too cocky!
     
  4. Correia

    Correia Member

    Dec 5, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Does anyone know what network is airing the final in the US?
     
  5. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Should be GolTV.
     
  6. Sinstar

    Sinstar Member

    Aug 2, 2008
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I wouldn't count Braga out, they can be a solid defensive unit when they want to. I wouldn't be surprised if they just tried to soak up pressure.
     
  7. Furnaccio

    Furnaccio Member+

    Feb 19, 2008
    New York, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    i'll be cheering for Porto and the Colombian Trio of Falcao, Guarin and James.

    All 3 will be very vital to winning the Euro Cup!

    If Fernando is out, who would start in his place? Micael or Souza?

    Seems like up front will be James, Hulk and Falcao.

    and the backline will be Rolando, Otamendi, Perreria, Sapurnaru (sp)
     
  8. PortoDragons

    PortoDragons Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    FC Porto
    If Fernando is gonna be out, I hope it's Micael who starts and he has a HUGE game :cool:
     
  9. Bianconeri13

    Bianconeri13 Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    Anaheim, CA
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    you think james over varela?

    regardless the porto lineup will have much more quality in it, but we all know that doesn't rule the outcome. really wish i could go watch the game, guess ill just wait for the CL final next year :)
     
  10. wtf_SCOLARI!!

    wtf_SCOLARI!! Member

    Nov 21, 2007
    Hey guys gonna watch this from Canada, anyone know if it will be on TLN or another channel?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  11. JBASK14

    JBASK14 New Member

    May 9, 2011
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    I know its last minute but have got 2 tickets for final in Dublin available at face value. £50.00

    please let me know if anyones interested.
     
  12. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good news, as Fernando and Moutinho are back in training and are likely to make the Final.

    With Cristian Rodriguez injured, the only question for the Final is at left wing; does AVB go with Silvestre Varela or James Rodriguez?
     
  13. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIIE2YK1eTU&feature=feedu"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIIE2YK1eTU&feature=feedu[/ame]

    Awesome 6 minute video of some of the best moments of the season, really pumped me up for the Final!
     
  14. quinas1139

    quinas1139 New Member

    Sep 18, 2007
    NJ & PA
    Anyone know where this game will be aired live in the US (eastern)?
    So far I only see it listed on GolTv at 8pm which wouldnt be live.
     
  15. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Considering how Braga will park the bus, AVB might use the more technical James Bond.
     
  16. FCPorto_Dragao

    Jun 15, 2005
    E DUBs
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
  17. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    By a complete coincidence, I'm in Lisbon this week. Any suggestions on where I should go to watch the game?
     
  18. deco_#10

    deco_#10 Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    Montreal
    Is Ukra allowed to play against Porto in this game?
     
  19. quinas1139

    quinas1139 New Member

    Sep 18, 2007
    NJ & PA
    Looks like for those of us in the US, this game will only be aired live on DirecTV Soccer Channel.
     
  20. FCPorto_Dragao

    Jun 15, 2005
    E DUBs
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    will be tough to find any Porto supporters there...everyone will be supporting Braga. I'm sure any bar worth visiting will have the match on
     
  21. vaiamerda

    vaiamerda Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Just to confirm, what time is the game on?

    My location is Around the city of Toronto.
     
  22. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    http://tlntv.com/soccer.aspx

    Pregame starts at 2:30pm on Wednesday, May 18. Don't miss it. :D
     
  23. vaiamerda

    vaiamerda Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    So the pregame is at 2:30 but what time is kickoff.

    I need to decide whether I'm going to work or not:p
     
  24. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Most likely at 2:45. I'm working half a day and watching the game with my brother.
     
  25. Chacal

    Chacal Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, he played for Porto in this competition before going on loan.
     

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