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Old 2004-05-26, 20:39   Link #23
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Originally Posted by ElvenPath
It's Luis Figo (midfielder) and Ronaldo (forward).
You got slightly wrong on the second name... It's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Oh, and here's the resume from the UEFA'S Champions League.

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Teenager Carlos Alberto led FC Porto to its second Champions League triumph on Wednesday with the first goal in a 3-0 victory over AS Monaco.

The 19-year-old forward, prefered as a starter to South African striker Benni McCarthy, fired home from 12 yards (meters) six minutes before half time to give the Portuguese champion and last season's UEFA Cup winner a 1-0 half time lead.

Porto then scored two goals in four minutes in the second half. Russian substitute Dmitri Alenitchev provided the pass for Deco to score the second in the 71st and then taking a pass from Derlei to add the third in the 75th.

Porto, now led by one of the game's best young coaches in 41-year-old Jose Mourinho, also won the title in 1987 by beating Bayern Munich 2-1 in Vienna.


94' - Nielsen blows the final whistle to give surprising Porto Europe's top trophy.

91' - Squillaci heads another corner over the bar.

90' - Four minutes of stoppage time added on.

90' - Squillaci heads a corner over the bar.

86' - Alenichev is called for a handball.

85' - Nonda gets free at the corner of the goal box and lays a cross back, which Evra sends far over the bar.

85' - PORTO SUBSTITUTION: Pedro Emanuel comes on for Porto playmaker Deco.

84' - Deco is called offside.

83' - Baia is shaken up again after he comes out to intercept a cross and collides with Ibarra.

80' - Baia receives treatment after a boot in the midsection.

78' - PORTO SUBSTITUTION: McCarthy on for Derlei.

77' - PORTO CAUTION: Jorge Costa is booked.

75' - PORTO GOAL: Alenichev gets in alone off a deflection and hammers a half-volley past Roma from 8 yards out.

72' - MONACO SUBSTITUTION: Squillaci on for Givet.

71' - PORTO GOAL: Deco scores from about 13 yards away, given space to place a soft shot after a short cross from the left wing. Monaco was caught out on the counter-attack.

70' - Rothen hits a corner kick deep to Benardi but his cross is headed out.

66' - Nonda is called offside.

64' - MONACO SUBSTITUTION: Striker Nonda on for midfielder Cissť.

62' - Baia slides out to make a save, but Morientes is again wrongly called offside.

62' - Julien Rodriguez can't quite get on the end of Rothen's corner kick.

61' - Prso is, perhaps harshly, called offside.

61' - Derlei is called for offside.

60' - PORTO SUBSTITUTION: Midfielder Alenichev on for Carlos Alberto, leaving Porto with one striker.

59' - Evra is called offside.

59' - Derlei is called offside.

58' - Baia comes out to punch away Rothen's freekick.

53' - Deco is called offside.

52' - Prso is called for a handball.

50' - Prso is called offside.

46' - Second half under way.
Carlos Alberto gives Porto halftime lead

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (Reuters) -- A brilliant finish from Carlos Alberto gave Porto a 1-0 lead over Monaco at halftime in a nervous Champions League final at the Arena AufSchalke on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old Brazilian reacted first to a ball that rebounded to him off a defender, swinging round to crack a shot from 10 metres between two defenders and just inside the post six minutes before the interval.

Monaco had looked marginally the better side until that point, coming close to a goal inside the first three minutes when Jerome Rothen found Ludovic Giuly with a precise ball through the middle.

Giuly looked to have time to place a shot but Vitor Baia raced from his area to clear.

Two minutes later, Porto's lively Carlos Alberto showed great skill in skipping over a couple of challenges down the left only to send in a weak cross.

With 15 minutes gone a mistake from Porto in midfield allowed Rothen to play another ball, this time out wide, for Fernando Morientes to run on to but the flag went up for an offside decision that was marginal at best.

Monaco hopes were hit when they had to bring off Giuly because of injury in the 23rd minute, Dado Prso taking his place.

There was little else of note in what was largely a poor first half, before one moment of class from Carlos Alberto put the Portuguese side ahead.


46' - Nielsen blows the halftime whistle.

46' - Ibarra earns a corner kick with a run down the right side, but Rothen's kick is headed out by Costinha.

42' - Bernardi looks to have broken into the penalty box but is flagged offside.
Monaco fans enjoy the scene in Gelsenkirchen.

39' - PORTO CAUTION: Carlos Alberto gets a yellow card from removing his shirt in celebration.

39' - PORTO GOAL: Carlos Alberto buries a shot in the upper right corner from 12 yards out. He failed to control a cross from the right, but got a clear shot when it bounced back to him.

37' - Prso is called for offside.

34' - Carlos Alberto frees Paulo Ferreira on the right but his cross goes out for a corner. Roma catches Deco's kick with ease.

32' - Givet heads the ball out to give Porto its first corner; the kick is punched away by Roma.

31' - Morientes is called offside for the third time, but replays prove the call wrong.

29' - PORTO CAUTION: Valente gets a yellow card for a sliding tackle on Cisse; the ensuing free kick from 30 yards is cleared.

26' - Deco is whistled offside.

23' - MONACO SUBSTITUTION: Prso comes on for an injured Giuly.

22' - Giuly is called offside.

17' - Cisse finds some space, but his cross can't find Lucas Bernardi.

16' - Carlos Alberto is called offside.

15' - Rothen is called offside.

12' - Carlos Alberto is called offside.

10' - Morientes is called offside.

6' - Morientes is called offside.

3' - Porto goalkeeper Vitor Baia comes out some 30 yards to make a sliding stop on Giuly, who was sent through alone.

1' - Referee Kim Milton Nielsen blows the whistle to get things under way in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Starting Lineups

Monaco: 30-Flavio Roma; 4-Hugo Ibarra, 27-Julien Rodriguez, 32-Gael Givet, 3-Patrice Evra, 7-Lucas Bernardi, 15-Andreas Zikos, 14-Edouard Cisse, 25-Jerome Rothen, 8-Ludovic Giuly; 10-Fernando Morientes

Porto: 99-Vitor Baia; 22-Paulo Ferreira, 2-Jorge Costa, 4-Ricardo Carvalho, 8-Nuno Valente, 6-Francisco Costinha, 18-Maniche Ribeiro, 23-Pedro Mendes, 10-Deco Souza, 11-Derlei Silva, 19-Carlos Alberto.

Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark).
Fit Morientes looking for rare golden double

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (Reuters) -- Fernando Morientes could become the first player for 35 years to score for two different sides in Europe's ultimate match after being passed fit to play for Monaco against Porto in the Champions League final on Wednesday.

Morientes, who has scored 11 goals in the competition this season, has overcome an ankle sprain and will lead Monaco's attack at the Arena AufSchalke.

A veteran of three Champions League victories with Real Madrid in 1998, 2000 and 2002, Morientes, loaned by the Spanish side to Monaco this season, scored in Real's 3-0 victory over Valencia in Paris in 2000.

The only player to score for two different clubs in the final was Velibor Vasovic, who found the net for Partizan Belgrade in their 2-1 defeat by Real Madrid in 1966 and for Ajax Amsterdam when they lost 4-1 to AC Milan in 1969.

Ronald Koeman scored in the shoot-out when PSV Eindhoven beat Benfica 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the 1988 final and he claimed Barcelona's winner in their 1-0 victory over Sampdoria in 1992 -- but penalty shoot-out goals do not count in a player's official tally.

Porto, bidding to become the first club since Liverpool in 1976 and 1977 to follow up a UEFA Cup final victory by being crowned European champions the following season, had no injury worries going into the game.

The only decision facing coach Jose Mourinho was over who would partner Brazilian Derlei Silva in attack and he played cautiously by starting with Carlos Alberto wide on the left rather than a second straight striker in the shape of South African Benni McCarthy.

Porto are bidding to lift the European Cup for the second time following their success in 1987.

Didier Deschamps of Monaco was hoping, at 35, to become the youngest coach to win the European Cup, 11 years to the day after captaining the Olympique Marseille team that beat AC Milan 1-0 in the 1993 final.

Funny thing is... They won this cup exactly 16 years and 364 days after their last one

Some of the photos of the game:

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