Benfica were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, losing 2-0 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the second leg after having won 4-2 at home. Kostic, at 36 minutes, and Rode, at 67, scored the goals of the German side, who benefited from the two goals scored at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon.
In the semi-finals, Eintracht Frankfurt will play with Chelsea, who eliminated Slavia from Prague. At the end of the game with Benfica, Gonçalo Paciência did not hide his satisfaction with Eintracht Frankfurt's qualification for the Europa League semi-finals and was eventually questioned by the irregular bid that allowed the Germans to open the scoring in the quarter-finals of end.
"I did not have the opportunity to see the move in question, it was very fast, whether or not it is offside … the referee signaled and validated a goal … It's annoying, but it's football, sometimes it wins with goals like that and it will continue to happen, "began Gonçalo Paciência in statements to Sport TV.
"We made two important goals away from home, Benfica are a great team, we knew we would have a lot of difficulties and I think they respected us, but I think we had the game always controlled, except for the last 10/5 minutes, when Benfica more and put more players ahead, but overall we were the most consistent team, we were a cold team, we were the deepest team, "added Gonçalo Paciência.
In the semi-finals, Eintracht Frankfurt will play with Chelsea, who eliminated Slavia from Prague. Asked about the next opponent of his team, the Portuguese striker was confident in a good result.
"[O Chelsea] It is a very strong team, but we have already eliminated very strong teams like Inter and Shakhtar and now Benfica. It is an adversary that scares the name, but we have proved that we are very strong and, to continue this way, we can do very beautiful things for the Eintracht. He missed an international trophy for my father to culminate a great career. Let's see if it will be me, "said Gonçalo Paciencia well excited.