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Derlei decides dramatic final

Published: Thursday 22 May 2003, 0.50CET
Celtic FC 2-3 FC Porto (after extra time) Porto claim the UEFA Cup for the first time.

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CelticPorto

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
4
Red cards1
 
1

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Published: Thursday 22 May 2003, 0.50CET

Derlei decides dramatic final

Celtic FC 2-3 FC Porto (after extra time) Porto claim the UEFA Cup for the first time.

By Adrian Harte in Seville

FC Porto became the first team to win a trophy on the 'silver goal' rule as they overcame a spirited Celtic FC challenge to claim the UEFA Cup for the first time. Derlei was the Porto hero as he capped an excellent season in the competition with the winning goal after 115 minutes of an absorbing contest at the Estadio Olímpico in Seville.

Hartson and Hélder Postiga out
As expected, Celtic manager Martin O'Neill opted for Chris Sutton up front alongside Henrik Larsson in the absence of the injured John Hartson. His Porto counterpart José Mourinho brought in Nuno Capucho to support competition top scorer Derlei in attack with Hélder Postiga ruled out through suspension.

Stifling conditions
The stifling weather conditions dictated a conservative pace, even though the accent seemed more on endeavour than artistry. However, Porto's crisper passing was in evidence early on, with Celtic having to work harder and pressured into the sort of rash tackles that saw Joos Valgaeren booked after just eight minutes.

Impressive Deco
Deco was at the hub of Porto's pretty passing patterns, but both sides lacked a cutting edge. The game finally opened up after 32 minutes with Capucho playing in Deco, but the inspirational midfield player fired straight at Douglas. Seconds later, Celtic broke upfield, with Larsson putting Didier Agathe clear on the right but his cross was just too high for Sutton. Celtic threatened again after 35 minutes but Larsson was this time unable to get enough contact on the ball after Sutton flicked on.

Derlei on target
Porto finished the half in the ascendancy, however. After 41 minutes Deco smoothly moved past Dianbobo Balde to go clear but Douglas saved his shot with his legs. That was the precursor to Derlei's goal on the stroke of half-time. Deco's cross found Dmitri Alenichev unattended in the area, Douglas again saved superbly but Derlei followed up to send the loose ball to the net for his eleventh goal in this season's competition.

Larsson equaliser
The lead did not last long, however, with Celtic back on terms within two minutes of the restart. After a period of sustained pressure, Agathe sent in a cross from the right that seemed too long but Larsson showed superb timing and technique in arriving and sending a brilliant looping header over Vítor Baía and into the far corner for his tenth goal of the tournament and his 200th Celtic goal.

Pendulum swings
The pendulum swung back, though, within five minutes thanks to the brilliance of Deco. His exquisite angled through-ball presented Alenichev with the easiest of chances and the Russian finished in style to make it 2-1. But again the lead was transitory, this time a mere three minutes. Larsson was again the leveller with another header as he rose superbly to head Alan Thompson's corner past Baía.

Alenichev chance
The play settled down after that goal flurry but just as extra time loomed, Celtic almost gifted Porto victory as McNamara's errant pass fell to Alenichev but he shot over.

Late drama
The supplementary periods saw cagey football but Celtic coped admirably after Balde was dismissed for a second yellow card after 96 minutes. But they could not hold out until the end. Derlei pounced on a Douglas block and he coolly rounded McNamara to shoot past the goalkeeper and two defenders on the line. The goal ensured that with 12 goals the Brazilian finished as the UEFA Cup's top scorer ahead of Larsson, but much more importantly, despite Nuno Valente's added-time sending-off for a second caution, it secured Porto another European title after a 16-year wait.

Last updated: 27/11/12 3.49CET

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Lineups

celtic

Celtic

porto

Porto

20
DouglasRobert Douglas (GK)
99
Vítor BaíaVítor Baía (GK)
5
ValgaerenJoos Valgaeren
Yellow Card8
Substitution65
2
Jorge CostaJorge Costa
Substitution72
6
BaldéBobo Baldé
Red/Yellow Card95 ET
4
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
7
LarssonHenrik Larsson
Goal47
Goal57
6
CostinhaCostinha
Substitution9
8
ThompsonAlan Thompson
8
Nuno ValenteNuno Valente
Red/Yellow Card120+3 ET
9
SuttonChris Sutton
10
DecoDeco
14
LambertPaul Lambert (C)
Substitution77
11
DerleiDerlei
Goal45+1
Goal115 ET
Yellow Card116 ET
17
AgatheDidier Agathe
15
AlenichevDmitri Alenichev
Goal54
18
LennonNeil Lennon
Yellow Card59
18
ManicheManiche
Yellow Card120 ET
19
St.PetrovStiliyan Petrov
Yellow Card102 ET
Substitution105 ET
21
CapuchoCapucho (C)
Substitution98 ET
35
MjällbyJohan Mjällby
22
FerreiraPaulo Ferreira

Substitutes

21
HedmanMagnus Hedman (GK)
13
NunoNuno (GK)
4
McNamaraJackie McNamara
Substitution77
3
Pedro EmanuelPedro Emanuel
Substitution72
16
LaursenUlrik Laursen
Substitution65
5
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
Substitution9
29
MaloneyShaun Maloney
Substitution105 ET
78
Marco FerreiraMarco Ferreira
Substitution98 ET
Yellow Card120 ET
3
SyllaMohamed Sylla
14
César PeixotoCésar Peixoto
12
FernándezDavid Fernández
28
ClaytonClayton
39
James SmithJames Smith
66
TiagoTiago

Coach

Martin O'Neill (NIR) José Mourinho (POR)

Referee

Ľuboš Michel (SVK)

Assistant referees

Igor Sramka (SVK), Martin Balko (SVK)

Fourth official

Anton Stredak (SVK)

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