Fenerbahce vs. Benfica: 5 Things We Learned from Europa League Semifinal 1st Leg

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Fenerbahce vs. Benfica: 5 Things We Learned from Europa League Semifinal 1st Leg
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An engrossing tie in Turkey saw homeside Fenerbahce steal a one-nil victory against Portuguese heavyweights Benfica.

Fener edged into an advantageous position after Egeman Korkmaz bundled in a late winner. Benfica protested that the goal hadn’t crossed the line, and even though the referee was vindicated in his decision, the corner which led to the game-changer was dubious at best.

With Benfica famously menacing at home, it remains to be seen whether the sole goal will be enough to see Fener into the final, but the Turkish giants have put themselves in control going into the return fixture.

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