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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 …

  • Scolari says has chosen Brazil's World Cup squad

    Scolari says has chosen Brazil's World Cup squad

    Reuters
    Scolari says has chosen Brazil's World Cup squad

    By Tatiana Ramil SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari knows his 23-man squadfor the World Cup finals and has chosen Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Julio Cesar and Fred to act as captains, he said on Thursday. "I have no doubts," Scolari said at the Sao Judas Tadeu University in Sao Paulo after a conference on psychology and football. You never know what might happen." The coach said he had not yet informed the 23 men who will seek to win to win Brazil's sixth world title - and …

  • 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 …