|Villareal celebrate their goal|
It looked in the first half that Villareal would surprise the hot favourites after demonstrating some great play & a 45th min goal from CANI after Nilmar made a magnificent run down the wing & made a precision pass.
|Falcao Hat-Trick man for Porto|
Then the second half began & Porto began its comeback, transformation & demolition job with a 48th min penalty converted by FALCAO. The Portuguese side looked totally different from the first half & were demonstrating why many consider them the hot favourites for the Europa League Title. GUARIN popped in the second in the 61st min, followed by FALCAO again twice in the 67th min & 74th min to grab his HAT-TRICK.
Villareal attempt to at least score another & attempt to salvage something for the 2º leg return leg, but Porto goalkeeper Helton stopped that idea.
Then the final nail in the Villareal coffin came in the 90th min when FALCAO again scored & notched his fourth for the night.
Porto have virtually assured their pass onto the final, with the exception of a "miracle" comeback at Villareal next week. An event I doubt will occur witnessing the steam-roller exhibition tonight by Porto.