Europa Cup Update: Chadli’s Brace Not Enough as Spurs Exit Europa League

Tottenham exited the Europa League despite a second-half show of resilience against Benfica that almost had them take the tie to extra time.

Ezequiel Garay headed in to put the hosts 4-1 up on aggregate.

But Nacer Chadli scored twice in a minute to restore hopes for the ‘Lilly Whites’.

Spurs almost grabbed another as Gylfi Sigurdsson’s injury-time header was saved, but Benfica made it 2-2 on the night and 5-3 overall when Lima scored from the penalty spot.

Aaron Lennon Captained Spurs for the Second Time at Benfica.
Aaron Lennon Captained Spurs for the Second Time at Benfica.

Results

Benfica 2 – 2 Tottenham (agg 5 – 3)

Fiorentina 0 – 1 Juventus (agg 1 – 2)

Napoli 2 – 2 FC Porto (agg 2 – 3)

Real Betis 0 – 2 Sevilla (agg 2 – 2) Sevilla win 4-3 on penalties

Anzhi Makhachkala 0 – 0 AZ Alkmaar (agg 0 – 1)

Valencia CF 1 – 0 Ludogorets Razgrad

Viktoria Plzen 2 – 1 Lyon (agg 3 – 5)

FC Red Bull Salzburg 1 – 2 Basel

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