What's Buzzing:

Benfica beats Juventus 2-1 in Europa League semis

The Associated Press
Benfica beats Juventus 2-1 in Europa League semis
.

View gallery

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Substitute Lima scored in the 84th minute to give Benfica a 2-1 victory over Italy's Juventus in the first-leg of their Europa League semifinal Thursday night.

Sevilla beat Valencia 2-0 in the other semifinal.

Central defender Ezequiel Garay opened the scoring for Benfica on a header in the second minute, and Carlos Tevez tied it for Serie A-leading Juventus in the 72nd minute.

In Seville, Spain, Stephane Mbia and Carlos Bacca scored in a four-minute span in the first half to lift Sevilla past Valencia in the first leg of the all-Spanish semifinal.

With his back to goal, Mbia backheeled Ivan Rakitic's bouncing free kick over goalkeeper Victor Guaita in the 33rd minute. Bacca then raced free into the area to fire a low shot past Guaita.

View Comments (0)
  • Germany's Schweinsteiger ends international career

    Germany's Schweinsteiger ends international career

    Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from international football on Friday, bringing to an end a glittering career that ended in disappointment with a semi-final exit at Euro 2016 in France. "The historic and emotional … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football

    Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football

    The 2014 World Cup winner has called it a day. … More »

    TheJournal.ie - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Germany's Schweinsteiger retires from international football

    Germany's Schweinsteiger retires from international football

    LONDON (Reuters) - German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has retired from international football, he announced on Friday, saying he was disappointed to have not finished his career with a win at Euro 2016 in France. "It wasn't to be and I have to … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • England forward Nick Easter retires

    England forward Nick Easter retires

    England forward Nick Easter has retired from rugby union at the age of 37, his club Harlequins announced on Friday. "I thought, why not grab the opportunity of becoming a coach with both hands, give it my best shot and feel privileged to be in a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Rugby-England forward Nick Easter retires

    England forward Nick Easter has retired from rugby union at the age of 37, his club Harlequins announced on Friday. "I thought, why not grab the opportunity of becoming a coach with both hands, give it my best shot and feel privileged to be in a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 39 minutes ago