In the all Portugese finals, it was Porto taking bragging rights. And fittingly it was Radamel Falcao, arguably Europe's hottest striker scoring the winner off a beautifully whipped in cross from Colombian compatriot Fredy Guerin.
This was Falcao's17th goal in the Europa Cup, eclipsing the previous record of 15 goals in a single UEFA championship held by Juergen Klinsmann.
This is a fantastic achievement for Andres Villas Boas in his first year at Porto. He leads them to the Europa Cup title, the first time in eight years, and following in the footsteps of mentor Jose Mourinho. Earlier the club riding an unbeaten 30 matches streak won the Primeira Liga. This weekend they challenge Vitoria de Guimaraes for the Portugese Cup after beating Benfica on away goals in a pulsating comeback. A trifecta the Special One would be proud of.
The Arsenalistas did themselves proud. The club has long been overshadowed by the big three of Portugese football and their first entry into a major European championship will raise their profile.