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Europa League round-up: Juventus go through

Updated: Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 22:49 | Comments

Andrea Pirlo scored another one of his trademark free kicks Basel's Chilean midfielder Marcelo Diaz (L) vies with Valencia's midfielder Fede Cartabia Sevilla's Swiss midfielder Ivan Rakitic (2ndR) celebrates after scoring
Andrea Pirlo scored another one of his trademark free kicks Basel's Chilean midfielder Marcelo Diaz (L) vies with Valencia's midfielder Fede Cartabia Sevilla's Swiss midfielder Ivan Rakitic (2ndR) celebrates after scoring

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Ten-man Sevilla tormented a fragile Porto side to reach the Europa League semi-finals with a 4-2 aggregate win as Juventus and Benfica joined them in the last four after their quarter-final second legs.             

Serie A leaders Juve beat Olympique Lyon 3-1 on aggregate after winning 2-1 in Turin with an Andrea Pirlo freekick and a Samuel Umtiti own goal while Benfica's Rodrigo scored twice in a 2-0 home win over AZ Alkmaar to complete a 3-0 overall success.       

Sevilla overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit to rout the Portuguese 4-1 on the night with an Ivan Rakitic penalty and further goals from Vitolo, Carlos Bacca and Kevin Gameiro before Porto's Ricardo Quaresma scored a spectacular late consolation.           

It was a good night for Spanish sides as Valencia's clash with visitors Basel went to extra time after the hosts clawed their way back from a 3-0 first-leg deficit to make it 3-3 on aggregate after 90 minutes.

Goals in extra time, from Francisco Alcacer, who hit a hat-trick, and Juan Bernat saw the Spanish side through, 5-3 on aggregate. 

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