Cardozo double helps Benfica beat Fenerbahce 3-1 and reach the finals

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Benfica vs Fenerbahce 3-1 Highlights

2 May 13 | Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica | Europa League, semi final, second leg | 3-2 on aggregate

An Oscar Cardozo brace along with a fine strike from Nico Gaitan propelled Benfica to the finals of the Europa League on 15th May. Benfica had lost the 1st leg 1-0 and had a lot of work to do at home against the Turks.

And they went about their job perfectly when Gaitan scored in the 9th minute of the match. But Dirk Kuyt converted a spot kick to get Fenerbahce back in the game.

The match was played at some frantic pace with both sides creating a lot of attacking moves. But it the was Portuguese who converted their chances with Paraguayan Oscar Cardozo netting twice, one goal in each half.

Benfica vs Fenerbahce Starting Lineups

Benfica – Artur, Luisao, Pereira, Garay, Almeida, Gaitan, Matic, Perez, Cardozo, Lima, Salvio
Fenerbahce – Volkan; Egemen, Yobo, Ziegler, Gokhan; Selcuk, Caner; Salih, Cristian, Kuyt; Sow

Watch all the highlights below.

 

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