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Iberian Festival in the semi-finals

Iberische Festspiele im HalbfinaleSovereign in the semi-finals: celebration at Porto-© SID-IMAGES/AFP/YURI KADOBNOV

The semi-finals of the League of Europe is to Iberian Festival. In addition to FC Porto and Benfica sporting Braga and Villarreal the round of the last four complete.

Cologne (SID) - the semi-final of the football European League is to Iberian Festival. In addition to the Portuguese top teams FC Porto and Benfica, Sporting Clube de Portugal and the Spanish Leverkusen conqueror FC Villarreal the round of the last four complete. Porto has Council against Villarreal on 28 April first, Benfica is in Braga.

Portuguese champions Porto won clearly with Spartak Moscow 5-2 (2-0) also the second leg. The team of coach Andre villas Boas with 5: 1 had already triumphed in the first leg. In Moscow, Hulk (28 min) met Cristian Rodriguez, (45 + 2), Freddy Guarin (47.), the Colombian Radamel Falcao (54.) with his 11th goal in the ongoing competition and Ruben Micael (89) for Porto.

Champions Benfica made it exciting. The main town, which had won the first leg against PSV Eindhoven 4-1, were in the Netherlands after 25 minutes through goals by Balazs Dzsudzsak (17) and Jeremain lens (25) 0: 2 rear, but came through Luisao (45. + 1) and Oscar Cardozo (63. / foul penalty) to compensate.

Villarreal won 3: 1 (1-0) in the first leg at Twente Enschede 5-1. Striker Giuseppe Rossi (60. / foul penalty) equalled the leadership of the Dutch by Emir Bajrami (32.), Marco Ruben (84. / foul penalty) and cani (90.) met for the victory. Enschedes Dwight Tiendalli saw the red card (60.).

With a zero Braga in outnumbered shaking up against Dynamo Kiev further. The Auswartstreffer extended the Portuguese from a 1-1 first-leg in the Ukraine. Paulo Cesar had already seen the red card in the 29th minute. On the other side, Goran Popov had to prematurely leave the square in the 87 minute with yellow red.