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Benfica and Sevilla through to Europa League final


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Benfica and Sevilla through to Europa League final

A ten-man Benfica denied Juventus the chance to play the Europa League final at their own Stadium on May 14 after the Portuguese Champions beat the Italians in their semi-final tie.

The second leg in Turin ended in a goalless draw but Benfica advanced to their second straight Europa League final courtesy of their 2-1 win from the first leg in Lisbon last week.

Jorge Jesus’ men will now look to go one better than last season when they lost to Chelsea.

But standing in their way and European glory are Sevilla who beat fellow La Liga side Valencia in dramatic fashion.

Valencia were two nil down after the first leg but were on their way to the final after second leg goals by Sofiane Feghoul, Jeremy Mathieu and an own goal from Beto.

However three minutes into stoppage time Stephane M’Bia scored for Sevilla for a 3-1 defeat but that goal sent his side through 3-3 on aggregate and courtesy of the away goals rule.

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