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Team News: Luisao back for Benfica

Team News: Luisao back for Benfica
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Luisao returns from his thigh injury for Benfica against Fenerbahce, who have Caner Erkin back from suspension for tonight's clash.

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus has drafted defender and captain Luisao into his starting lineup for tonight's Europa League game against Fenerbahce at home.

The Brazilian has recovered from his thigh injury to start his side's semi-final second-leg clash against the Turkish giants.

Argentine attacking midfielder Nicolas Gaitan also starts for Benfica, who have Pablo Aimar among their substitutes.

Meanwhile, Selcuk Sahin and Salih Ucan have replaced Raul Meireles and Mehmet Topal in midfield for Fenerbahce. Caner Erkin has returned from suspension to take his place in attack.

Benfica: Artur Moraes, Maxi Pereira, Luisao, Garay, Almeida, Perez, Matic, Gaitan, Lima, Cardozo, Salvio
Subs: Paulo Lopes, Aimar, Carlos Martins, Rodrigo, Urreta, Melgarejo, Jardel

Fenerbahce: Demirel, Gonul, Yobo, Korkmaz, Ziegler, Sahin, Baroni, Erkin, Kuyt, Sow, Ucan
Subs: Gunok, Ali Kaldirim, Irtegun, Stoch, Senturk, Simsek, Topuz.

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