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Uefa Cup for Porto

Seville: Porto won the Uefa Cup on Wednesday when Derlei Silva scored a dramatic silver-goal winner five minutes from the end of extra time to give them a 3-2 victory over 10-man Celtic.

The Brazilian striker lashed home his second goal of the night to settle a thrilling encounter at the Stadio Olimpico to give Porto their first European trophy since 1987.

Celtic had recovered from 0-1 and 1-2 down as Swedish striker Henrik Larsson twice cancelled out goals for Porto by Derlei and Dmitri Alenitchev in normal time. The Scottish side were then rocked five minutes into extra time when defender Bobo Balde was sent off after earning a second yellow card.

Derlei made them pay with his 12th goal in the competition this season just when a penalty shootout was looming as Porto became the first Portuguese club to lift the Uefa Cup. Celtic did not manage to test Porto íkeeper Vitor Baia until the 22nd minute. Henrik Larsson won a free kick on his first run and smacked in a shot that Baia did well to hold.

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Celtic: 20-Robert Douglas; 5-Joos Valgaeren (16-Ulrik Laursen 64), 6-Bobo Balde, 35-Johan Mjallby, 17-Didier Agathe, 18-Neil Lennon, 14-Paul Lambert (captain) (4-Jackie McNamara 76), 19-Stilian Petrov (29-Shaun Maloney 105), 8-Alan Thompson, 9-Chris Sutton, 7-Henrik Larsson

Porto: 99-Vitor Baia; 22-Paulo Ferreira, 2-Jorge Costa (captain) (3-Pedro Emanuel 71), 4-Ricardo Carvalho, 8-Nuno Valente; 6-Francisco Costinha (5-Ricardo Costa 9), 15-Dmitri Alenitchev, 10-Deco Souza, 18-Maniche Ribeiro; 21-Nuno Capucho (78-Marco Ferreira 98), 11-Derlei Silva

Referee: Lubos Michel (Slovakia).

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