Oscar Cardozo wants "beautiful" Europa League win

Benfica players celebrate a goal by Oscar Cardozo on February 14, 2013
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Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo wants to win the Europa League this season in order to "bring joy" to the club.

Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo has admitted that it would be "truly beautiful" if the Portuguese outfit could win the Europa League this season.

The Eagles trail 1-0 to Fenerbahce in their semi-final clash, but the 29-year-old is confident that the club can prevail in the second leg.

"Benfica haven't been in a European final for a long time, so it will truly be beautiful to win this competition and bring joy to the people who are always with us, in good and bad," he told UEFA.com.

"So hopefully we can reach the final and win this trophy. We've played a lot of games and gained a lot of experience in the Europa League and Champions League.

"We have to approach this match calmly and play our own game, because we have many great players. We've always done well in terms of playing our own game and we have to try to score goals."

Chelsea host Basel in the second semi-final.

Fener's Raul Meireles celebrates his goal against Borussia Moenchengladbach on October 4, 2012
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