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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Liverpool reaches Europa semis

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Liverpool cruised to a 4-1 victory over Portuguese leader Benfica to overturn a first-leg deficit and reach the Europa League semifinals on Thursday.

Fernando Torres scored twice as the five-time European champion wiped out Benfica's 2-1 advantage from last week to advance 5-3 on aggregate.

Liverpool will now travel to Torres' ex-club Atletico Madrid on April 22 and host the second leg the following Thursday.



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