Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Lisbon 02/05/2013 - 21:05CET (20:05 local time)

Semi-finals, Second leg

Benfica - Fenerbahçe
3-1
Aggregate: 3-2
 

Benfica - Fenerbahçe 3-1 - 02/05/2013 - Match page - UEFA Europa League 2013

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Cardozo double helps Benfica clinch final berth

Published: Thursday 2 May 2013, 22.00CET
Cardozo double helps Benfica clinch final berth 
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SL Benfica reached their first final of the UEFA Europa League era after a tense win against a determined Fenerbahçe SK side at a noisy Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

Nicolás Gaitán's early goal levelled up the aggregate score, but Dirk Kuyt's penalty for Aykut Kocaman's side left Benfica needing to score twice. Óscar Cardozo's fine finish got the home side back on track before half-time, and the Paraguay forward struck again midway through the second period to book Jorge Jesus' team a place in the May 15 final against Chelsea FC.

 

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Last updated: 02/05/2013 23:15 CET

Standings

Matches

 

Match statistics

Benfica
Fenerbahçe

3

Goals scored

1

6

Attempts on target

4

5

Attempts off target

5

3

Corners

1

1

Offsides

4

12

Fouls committed

21

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    (agg: 3-2) Dirk Kuyt’s penalty left Benfica needing to score twice to avoid an exit. Óscar Cardozo’s fine finish got the home side back on track before half-time, and the Paraguayan struck again midway through the second period to book Jorge Jesus’ team a place in the final against Chelsea on 15 May.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Roderick (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)
  • Substitution
    87
    Urreta (in) - Óscar Cardozo (out) (Benfica)
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Caner Erkin (Fenerbahçe) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    75
    Stoch (in) - Yobo (out) (Fenerbahçe)

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