Benfica scores twice late to shock Zenit, advance in UEFA Champions League

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Portuguese powers Benfica scored twice after the 84th minute to overcome Hulk’s second half header and advance past Zenit Saint-Petersburg into the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Benfica joins Wolfsburg and Real Madrid in the final eight after their 3-1 aggregate win. It was 1-0 after the first leg in Russia.

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Hulk put the game on the path to extra time with his 69th minute header, but Nicolas Gaitan scored in the 85th minute and Anderson Talisca scored in the sixth minute of stoppage to cap the game 2-1 and the tie 3-1.

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