Falcao puts in a header in the 44th minute.Falcao puts in a header in the 44th minute.

words // Nick Engvall

Earlier this week the Europa League Final took place, and a familiar star emerged for FC Porto as they defeated their Portuguese rivals from the north, SC Braga. Braga came into the match as a heavy underdog in their first trip to the championship match.

Although the match was a defensive gem for both teams, Falcao placed a header into the corner of the goal with just minutes to go in the first half. Porto held off Braga for the remainder of the match to capture the 2011 UEFA Europa League title.

Check out the Soccer Watch coverage from the match below courtesy of Yahoo.

Soccer Watch: A look at what boots are being worn by the pros.

Silvio of Braga wearing the adidas F50 adiZero.Silvio of Braga wearing the adidas F50 adiZero.

Falcao celebrates his goal wearing an all black Mizuno boot.Falcao celebrates his goal wearing an all black Mizuno boot.

Paulo Cesar of Braga controls the ball in the adiZero F50.Paulo Cesar of Braga controls the ball in the F50 adiZero.

Hulk of Porto wearing a brightly colored Mizuno cleat.Hulk of Porto wearing a brightly colored Mizuno cleat.

Goalkeeper Helton of Porto celebrates the team's victory.Goalkeeper Helton of Porto celebrates the team’s victory in adidas soccer boots.