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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 May, 2004, 09:17 GMT 10:17 UK
Porto 3-0 Monaco
Porto celebrate in the Champions League final
South Africa's Benni McCarthy was part of Porto's side as they romped to an emphatic European Champions League final win.

The South African striker, who is the club's top-scorer this season, started on the bench but came on in the second half to help his side secure the 3-0 win over French side Monaco.

The DR Congo's Shabani Nonda came on for the French side but was unable to find the net as Monaco struggled to get back into the match.

Porto coach Jose Mourinho is poised to move to the Premiership, and Carlos Alberto ensured it was a fond farewell by striking a powerful opener after 38 minutes.

Monaco pressed forward but they were caught on the break as Deco scored a delightful second with 20 minutes left.

And Monaco, who lost captain Ludovic Giuly through injury in the first half, suffered more misery as substitute Dmitri Alenitchev added Porto's third.

The scoreline was slightly harsh on Monaco, who pressed for much of the final in Gelsenkirchen, but were punished ruthlessly on the break.

And the win only added to Mourinho's growing reputation, with Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon in attendance.






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BBC Sport's Steve Wilson
"Monaco were nothing like the team that beat Real and Chelsea"


Porto coach Jose Mourinho
"It's a great feeling"



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