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Benfica gain advantage over AZ

Benfica are firmly in the hunt for another Europa League final appearance following a 1-0 victory away to AZ Alkmaar.

The Portuguese side, who knocked out Tottenham Hotspur in the last round, gained a quarter-final, first-leg advantage thanks to Eduardo Salvio's goal four minutes after half-time.

Jorge Jesus' men will be confident of completing the job on home soil as Benfica try to reach the final for the second year in a row after losing to Chelsea 12 months ago.

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