Benfica establish Euro advantage

THREE-TIME Europa League winners Juventus lost 2-1 to Benfica in last night’s semi-final first leg.

Former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez cancelled out Ezequiel Garay’s second-minute goal for the home side. But Lima came off the bench to hit a late winner.

In the other last-four clash, Sevilla beat Valencia 2-0 with two goals in the space of four first-half minutes from Stephane Mbia and Carlos Bacca.