Spanish Dominance ⋆ An Old International

Spanish Dominance

Last year’s Europa League Final in Dublin was dubbed the Portuguese Championship. This year’s edition will feature two teams from Spain but it is by no means a championship decider like 2011’s final. Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao both deserve their place in Bukarest tomorrow night as they have been the most constant and without a doubt best teams in the competition this season. Yet, by no means will this be a title decider as Real Madrid have secured the title last weekend, thus ending Barcelona’s dominance in the Spanish Primera Division.

Falcao goes for back-to-back triumphs in Bukarest

However, it is noticable that in another European final two teams from the Iberian peninsula will feature. Last year Porto and Braga contested a quiet game, which Porto won 1-0 thanks to a goal by Falcao. He will feature again tomorrow, this time for Atletico and certainly hopes to add another UEFA title, as will his club who were winners in 2010 against Fulham. In Porto’s run to the final Falcao scored 17 goals in the competition, beating a record set by J

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