Europa League news

France sweating on Fener progress

April 30, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
French football fans will be cheering on Fenerbahce when the Turkish side takes on Benfica this week with France's top-five UEFA ranking dependent on the outcome of the Europa League semi-final second leg.

Having won last week's first leg in Istanbul 1-0, Fenerbahce have the edge ahead of Thursday's reunion in Lisbon, but should the hosts overturn that deficit to reach the final, the celebrations in the Portuguese capital will be matched by France's large community of the Iberian nation ...

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