Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Togo : will president Faure Gnassingbe win a third 5-year term ?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Controversy reigns 100 years after the Armenian genocide

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Migrant Deaths: Politicians Divided after Emergency EU Summit

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The G-Word: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

What will the new French healthcare bill change?

Read more

#TECH 24

Space Special: Happy Birthday, Hubble!

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Meeting Marseille's Armenian community

Read more

REPORTERS

Saving French soldiers' WWI trench carvings

Read more

ENCORE!

Armenia, 100 years on

Read more

Sports

PSG's Europa chances still alive

Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2011-03-11

Portuguese champions Benfica defeated Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Thursday, but the French club kept their chances of a place in the Europa League quarter-finals alive by scoring a precious away goal.

Portuguese champions Benfica had to dig deep as they fought back from a goal down to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 at the Estadio da Luz at Europa League last 16. 

Winger Peguy Luyindula put PSG ahead before Mevlut Erding struck the post for the French side, but Maxi Pereira slammed in an equaliser shortly before half-time and Franco Jara lashed home a low shot to claim victory in the 81st minute.

With this goal away, Paris manager Antoine Kombouare still think his squad can make it to the quarter final on March 17 for the return game. "We wanted to score here and we did it. Next week, I hope we reverse the result. Beat Benfica 1-0 would give me a lot of satisfaction."

Date created : 2011-03-11

  • EUROPA LEAGUE

    City slump to defeat as Liverpool battle past Napoli

    Read more

  • EUROPA LEAGUE

    Several Liverpool fans attacked in Naples

    Read more

COMMENT(S)