It was always going to be an uphill task overcoming a four goal deficit. The Yellow Submarines went for broke and it led to an opening goal by Cani for a bright start but Porto struck back on the counter with Hulk and Falcao giving the Portugese club a 2-1 lead to quickly snuff out Villarreal's hopes for a comeback. The latter is sure to be bound for one of the bigger European clubs this summer.
Joan Capdevila and Giuseppe Rossi scored in the last 10 minutes to give the home side a win but it was Porto doing the victory lap. They meet Braga in an all Portugese finals. Get out chorizos and cerveja.