Fri, May 23, 2003 - Page 24 News List

FC Porto wins the UEFA Cup

EUROPEAN SOCCER The Portuguese won the trophy for the first time, battling a physically stronger Scottish team during extra time in an intensely contested match


The Celtic supporters, of whom an estimated 50,000 traveled to Seville, drowned out Porto's celebrations after the final whistle by singing and chanting in praise of their own team.

The final was attended by Portugal President Jorge Sampaio and prime minister Jose Durao Barroso. Reportedly at the game too, were Celtic supporters, pop singer Rod Stewart, actor Sean Connery and several members of the Irish band U2.

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