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  • Benfica and Sevilla secure Europa League wins

    Benfica and Sevilla secure Europa League wins

    Reuters
    Benfica and Sevilla secure Europa League wins

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - A stunning late goal from Benfica's Lima left Juventus's hopes of reaching a home Europa League final hanging in the balance after a 2-1 first-leg defeat, while Sevilla won 2-0 against Valencia in Thursday's all-Spanish last-four clash. Benfica scored early through Ezequiel Garay and were resolute in defence for 73 minutes, before Carlos Tevez calmly slotted home to end a European goal-drought stretching back to April 2009 and give the visitors a priceless …

  • Benfica beats Juventus 2-1 in Europa League semis

    Benfica beats Juventus 2-1 in Europa League semis

    Associated Press
    Benfica beats Juventus 2-1 in Europa League semis

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Substitute Lima scored six minutes from the end to give Benfica a 2-1 win over Juventus in the Europa League first-leg semifinals on Thursday. …

  • Benfica, Sevilla strike first

    Benfica, Sevilla strike first

    AFP News
    Benfica, Sevilla strike first

    Benfica and Sevilla grabbed vital first leg leads in their Europa League semi-final clashes on Thursday leaving Juventus and Valencia to try and claw back deficits next week. Brazilian striker Lima struck a wonder goal with six minutes remaining as Benfica edged Juventus 2-1 in Lisbon while Sevilla hit two first-half goals to see off La Liga rivals Valencia 2-0. After Carlos Tevez tucked away a brilliant equaliser for Serie A leaders Juventus with 17 minutes remaining at the Estadio do Luz, …

  • Lima strike gives Benfica edge over Juve

    Lima strike gives Benfica edge over Juve

    AFP News
    Lima strike gives Benfica edge over Juve

    Brazilian striker Lima struck a wonder goal with six minutes remaining as Benfica edged Juventus 2-1 in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday. After Carlos Tevez tucked away a brilliant equaliser for the Serie A leaders with 17 minutes remaining at the Estadio do Luz, Lima smashed home an unstoppable drive to give the Lisbon outfit a precious advantage heading back to Italy next week. Juventus must now score at home to keep their bid on track to reach the final at their …

  • Scolari: I hope Atletico knock Chelsea out of Champions League

    Scolari: I hope Atletico knock Chelsea out of Champions League

    GOAL.com
    Scolari: I hope Atletico knock Chelsea out of Champions League

    The 65-year-old would rather not see the Blues' Brazil stars - David Luiz, Oscar, Willian and Ramires - play in the final, just over two weeks before the World Cup starts …