Europa League - Quarter-Final - 1st Leg
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Europa League round-up: Joao Felix hat-trick; English refs award three pens and a red

Joao Felix (second right)
Joao Felix (second right) was promoted to Benfica's first team from their 'B' team last year

It was an eventful night for teenage striker Joao Felix and English referee Anthony Taylor as Benfica took control of their Europa League quarter-final tie with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Felix, 19, scored a hat-trick, the first a penalty, with Frankfurt's Evan Ndicka sent off for conceding it.

Luka Jovic levelled for the German side, but Felix's second and Ruben Dias' header put Benfica in control.

Felix struck his third before Goncalo Paciencia headed in for the visitors.

Felix, a graduate of Benfica's youth set-up, is now the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League at 19 years and 152 days. Marko Pjaca previously held the record for Dinamo Zagreb against Celtic in 2014 at 19 years and 219 days.

Oliver awards two penalties as Valencia stage a late show

Referee Michael Oliver (left)
Villarreal's midfielder Santiago Caseres (right) reacts to English referee Michael Oliver (left) awarding a penalty

Another English referee, Michael Oliver, was in the spotlight in Spain, awarding two penalties as Valencia scored twice in stoppage time to claim a 3-1 victory at La Liga neighbours Villarreal.

Oliver first pointed to the spot when Valencia's Goncalo Guedes was fouled by Santiago Caseres. Dani Parejo's penalty was well saved by Andres Fernandez, but Portugal winger Guedes followed up to give the visitors the lead.

Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla equalised with the second penalty after Ezequiel Garay brought down former Leicester midfielder Vicente Iborra.

A dramatic final few minutes first saw Daniel Wass fire in to give Valencia the lead before Guedes poked home his second to give the visitors a commanding lead heading to Mestalla next Thursday.

Line-ups

Benfica

  • 99Vlachodimos
  • 7CorchiaSubstituted forAfonso Fernandesat 66'minutes
  • 6Rúben Dias
  • 33Nivaldo Vieira
  • 3Grimaldo
  • 22SamarisBooked at 82minsSubstituted forZivkovicat 85'minutes
  • 5Fejsa
  • 27Ferreira SilvaSubstituted forSeferovicat 60'minutes
  • 83Carvalho Fernandes
  • 11Cervi
  • 79Sequeira

Substitutes

  • 1Svilar
  • 14Seferovic
  • 15Oliveira Ribeiro
  • 17Zivkovic
  • 21Afonso Fernandes
  • 61Morris Luís
  • 73Neves Filipe

Frankfurt

  • 31Trapp
  • 19Abraham
  • 13Hinteregger
  • 2NdickaBooked at 20mins
  • 20HasebeBooked at 82mins
  • 24da Costa
  • 5Fernandes
  • 17RodeSubstituted forGacinovicat 85'minutes
  • 10Kostic
  • 8JovicBooked at 4minsSubstituted forde Guzmánat 60'minutes
  • 4RebicBooked at 26minsSubstituted forMendes Paciênciaat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rönnow
  • 3Falette
  • 6de Guzmán
  • 11Gacinovic
  • 15Willems
  • 16Torró
  • 39Mendes Paciência
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
54,175

Match Stats

Home TeamBenficaAway TeamFrankfurt
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Benfica 4, Eintracht Frankfurt 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Benfica 4, Eintracht Frankfurt 2.

Attempt blocked. Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pizzi.

Attempt saved. Gonçalo Paciência (Eintracht Frankfurt) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Filip Kostic with a cross.

Foul by João Félix (Benfica).

Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Haris Seferovic (Benfica) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gedson Fernandes following a fast break.

Foul by Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica).

Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Eintracht Frankfurt. Conceded by Gedson Fernandes.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Mijat Gacinovic replaces Sebastian Rode.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Andrija Zivkovic replaces Andreas Samaris.

Foul by Franco Cervi (Benfica).

Sebastian Rode (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match David Abraham (Eintracht Frankfurt) because of an injury.

Booking

Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Andreas Samaris (Benfica) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andreas Samaris (Benfica).

David Abraham (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gedson Fernandes (Benfica).

Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Franco Cervi (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gelson Fernandes (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Foul by João Félix (Benfica).

Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gonçalo Paciência.

Haris Seferovic (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Attempt missed. Andreas Samaris (Benfica) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by João Félix.

Goal!

Goal! Benfica 4, Eintracht Frankfurt 2. Gonçalo Paciência (Eintracht Frankfurt) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jonathan de Guzmán with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Eintracht Frankfurt. Conceded by Jardel.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan de Guzmán (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny da Costa.

Foul by Lubomir Fejsa (Benfica).

Gonçalo Paciência (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andreas Samaris (Benfica).

Gonçalo Paciência (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jardel (Benfica) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pizzi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

Attempt saved. Haris Seferovic (Benfica) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by João Félix.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Leverkusen6411169713
2Zürich631276110
3AEK Larnaca6123612-65
4Ludogorets604257-24

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg66001761118
2Celtic630368-29
3RB Leipzig62139817
4Rosenborg6015414-101

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg632165111
2Slavia Prague631243110
3Bordeaux62136607
4FC Copenhagen612335-25

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Zagreb6420113814
2Fenerbahçe62227708
3Spartak Trnava621347-37
4Anderlecht603327-53

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal65101221016
2Sporting64111331013
3Vorskla Poltava6105413-93
4FK Qarabag6105213-113

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Betis633072512
2Olympiakos6312116510
3AC Milan6312129310
4F91 Dudelange6015316-131

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Villarreal6240125710
2Rapid Vienna631269-310
3Rangers61328806
4Spartak Moscow6123812-45

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Frankfurt66001751218
2Lazio6303911-29
3Apollon Limassol6213101007
4Marseille6015616-101

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1KRC Genk6321148611
2Malmö FF62317619
3Besiktas6213911-27
4Sarpsborg 086123813-55

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sevilla64021861212
2FK Krasnodar640288012
3Standard Liege631279-210
4Akhisarspor6015414-101

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kiev6321107311
2Rennes630378-19
3FC Astana62227708
4FK Jablonec612368-25

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea6510123916
2BATE Borisov63039909
3MOL Vidi621357-27
4PAOK Salonika6105512-73
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