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Benfica edge Braga in Lisbon

Benfica took the initiative in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Braga with a 2-1 victory at the Stadio da Luz.

Jardel put the hosts ahead five minutes into the second half with a close-range effort, before Braga equalised just three minutes later with a clever header from captain Vandinho.
The hosts didn’t have long to wait for their lead to be restored, however, as Oscar Cardozo blasted a stunning free kick into the top-right corner in the 69th-minute to secure a valuable first-leg victory for Benfica.

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Newsboy2007d ago

The 1-1 and the 2-1 were great goals!