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Football: Juve see off Lyon, Iberian trio into last four

Italian champions Juventus proved too strong for a spirited Lyon in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday, while Sevilla, Valencia and last season's runners-up Benfica also clinched their places in the last four. Juve's main focus is on retaining the Serie A title, but Antonio Conte's side are also desperate to reach a Europa League final that will be played in their own stadium in Turin on May 14, and a 2-1 win against Lyon on Thursday took them into the semi-finals 3-1 on aggregate.

Football: Juve see off Lyon, Benfica and Sevilla march on

Italian champions Juventus proved too strong for a spirited Lyon in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday, while Sevilla and last season's runners-up Benfica also clinched their places in the last four. Juve's main focus is on retaining the Serie A title, but Antonio Conte's side are also desperate to reach a Europa League final that will be played in their own stadium in Turin on May 14, and a 2-1 win against Lyon on Thursday took them into the semi-finals 3-1 on aggregate.

Football: Benfica survive Spurs fright, Juve edge Fiorentina

Tottenham crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday but not before giving Benfica a huge scare as English interest in the continent's second-tier tournament ended. Benfica survived a dramatic late onslaught in Lisbon to reach the quarter-finals with a 2-2 draw having won the first leg 3-1 at White Hart Lane last week. Jorge Jesus's team appeared to be cruising towards the last eight when Ezequiel Garay scored in the first half at the Estadio da Luz.

Football: Europa League results - 3rd update

Europa League last 16, second leg results on Thursday (all kick-offs GMT): At Ramenskoye, Russia Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS) 0 AZ Alkmaar (NED) 0 AZ Alkmaar win 1-0 on aggregate At Lisbon Benfica (POR) 2 (Garay 34, Lima 90+5-pen) Tottenham (ENG) 2 (Chadli 78, 79) Benfica win 5-3 on aggregate At Valencia, Spain Valencia (ESP) 1 (Alcacer 59) Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 0 Valencia win 4-0 on aggregate At Pilsen, Czech Republic

Football: Benfica survive Spurs fright, Juve edge Fiorentina

Tottenham crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday but not before giving Benfica a huge scare as English interest in the continent's second-tier tournament ended. Benfica survived a dramatic late onslaught in Lisbon to reach the quarter-finals with a 2-2 draw having won the first leg 3-1 at White Hart Lane last week. Jorge Jesus's team appeared to be cruising towards the last eight when Ezequiel Garay scored in the first half at the Estadio da Luz.

Football: Europa League results - 2nd update

Europa League last 16, second leg results on Thursday (all kick-offs GMT): At Ramenskoye, Russia Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS) 0 AZ Alkmaar (NED) 0 AZ Alkmaar win 1-0 on aggregate At Lisbon Benfica (POR) 2 (Garay 34, Lima 90+5-pen) Tottenham (ENG) 2 (Chadli 78, 79) Benfica win 5-3 on aggregate At Valencia, Spain Valencia (ESP) 1 (Alcacer 59) Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 0 Valencia win 4-0 on aggregate At Pilsen, Czech Republic

Football: Europa League results - 1st update

Europa League last 16, second leg results on Thursday (all kick-offs GMT): At Ramenskoye, Russia Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS) 0 AZ Alkmaar (NED) 0 AZ Alkmaar win 1-0 on aggregate At Lisbon Benfica (POR) 2 (Garay 34, Lima 90+5-pen) Tottenham (ENG) 2 (Chadli 78, 79) Benfica win 5-3 on aggregate At Valencia, Spain Valencia (ESP) 1 (Alcacer 59) Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 0 Valencia win 4-0 on aggregate At Pilsen, Czech Republic

Benfica stage comeback win over PSG but bow out

By Daniel Alvarenga LISBON (Reuters) - Benfica got the better of a makeshift Paris St Germain side with a 2-1 comeback win on Tuesday thanks to goals from South Americans Lima and Nicolas Gaitan but it wasn't enough to secure a passage to the knockout rounds of the Champions League. Benfica needed to better Olympiakos' result in Athens, but the Greek side beat Anderlecht 3-1 to claim the runners-up spot in Group C and consign third-placed Benfica to the Europa League.

Football: Portuguese league table

Portuguese league table after Sunday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): FC Porto 8 7 1 0 18 5 22 Sporting Lisbon 8 5 2 1 20 7 17 Benfica 8 5 2 1 13 7 17 Estoril 8 4 2 2 16 12 14 Gil Vicente 8 4 2 2 10 8 14 Nacional 8 4 1 3 12 9 13 Sporting Braga 8 4 0 4 9 10 12 Rio Ave 8 3 1 4 7 7 10 Vitoria Guimaraes 7 3 1 3 6 7 10 Belenenses 8 2 2 4 8 11 8 Olhanense 8 2 2 4 5 10 8

Football: Portuguese league table

Portuguese league table after Monday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): FC Porto 7 6 1 0 15 4 19 Sporting Lisbon 7 5 2 0 19 4 17 Benfica 7 4 2 1 11 7 14 Nacional 7 4 1 2 12 7 13 Sporting Braga 7 4 0 3 9 9 12 Estoril 7 3 2 2 13 11 11 Gil Vicente 7 3 2 2 9 8 11 Rio Ave 7 3 1 3 7 6 10 Vitoria Guimaraes 7 3 1 3 6 7 10 Maritimo Funchal 7 2 1 4 10 13 7 Belenenses 7 2 1 4 8 11 7
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