Football: UEFA Europa League semis to start on Tuesday
Thursday, April 24, 2014
ANKARA - UEFA Europa League semi final stage starts on Tuesday when two matches will be played.
Last season's runners-up in UEFA Europa League, Benfica from Portugal host Torinese giants Juventus in Lisbon. The clash in Benfica's homeground, Estadio da Luz (Stadium of Light) kicks off at 21:05 CET. Home team Benfica may lack their Argentine winger Eduardo Salvio who is suffering from a broken arm injury, however Juventus "Juve" will be on the pitch with a full team.
The other game of the night will be played between two La Liga teams, Sevilla will meet Valencia in Seville. The match in Sevilla's home, Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan kicks off at 21:05 CET. In Sevilla, Spanish right-back Coke is suspended for the match. The away team Valencia may lack several regulars, Brazilian-Italian goalkeeper Diego Alves and many centre-backs, Swiss international Philippe Senderos, Spanish Victor Ruiz and Portuguese international Ricardo Costa due to their injuries.
Fixtures of the first legs in UEFA Europa League semis are as follows:
Benfica vs Juventus at 21:05 CET
Sevilla vs Valencia at 21:05 CET
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