Mar 14, 2013 at 8.05pm UK at ​Stade Chaban Delmas
Bordeaux
2-3
Benfica

Result: Oscar Cardozo brace sees Benfica through to the last eight

Benfica players celebrate a goal by Oscar Cardozo on February 14, 2013
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Oscar Cardozo scores twice as Benfica beat Bordeaux 3-2 in France to progress to the last eight of the Europa League with a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Oscar Cardozo scored twice as Benfica edged a high-scoring second leg to progress to the last eight of the Europa League at the expense of Bordeaux.

The Portuguese side, who began the game with a 1-0 advantage from last week's first leg, went ahead on the half-hour.

Benfica defender Jardel got on the end of Ola John's whipped cross to head home from close range.

Cheick Diabate levelled the scores on the night with a powerful strike from the edge of the penalty area on 74 minutes.

Parity lasted less than 60 seconds, as Cardozo latched onto Nicolas Gaitan's through ball to restore Benfica's lead.

Jardel then cancelled out his earlier strike with a very unfortunate own goal in stoppage time.

However, Cardozo responded immediately once again to net with a precise finish from 10 yards.

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