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THURSDAY, MAY 5

  • TELEVISION

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Benfica (Portugal) at Braga (Portugal)

GolTV, 2 p.m.

Goals by Jardel and Oscar Cardozo gave Benfica a 2-1 triumph in its home leg of this semifinal series and only needs a draw to set up an all-Portugal final May 18 in Dublin.

Also

Porto (Portugal) at Villarreal (Spain), GolTV, noon

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Pumas UNAM at Monterrey

Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 5 p.m.

Monterrey has won two of the past three Primera Division titles, but it needed a result last weekend against Guadalajara to get to the Clausura playoffs. This is a rematch of a dramatic Apertura semifinal, won by the Rayados en route to last fall's crown.

Also

Morelia at America, TeleFutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 7 p.m.

COPA LIBERTADORES

Jaguares (Mexico) at Junior (Colombia)

Fox Deportes, 7 p.m.

The club from Chiapas was miserable in the domestic championship, finishing last in Mexico's Primera Division, but it's the last of the country's clubs alive in South America's club championship. Jaguares needs to improve on a 1-1 result in its home leg last week.

Also

Fluminense (Brazil) at Libertad (Paraguay), Fox Deportes, 9 a.m.

Gremio (Brazil) at Universidad Catolica (Chile), Fox Deportes, 11 a.m.

Estudiantes de La Plata (Argentina) at Cerro PorteƱo, Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.

Velez Sarsfield (Argentina) at LDU Quito (Ecuador), Fox Deportes, 11 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

  • TELEVISION

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Philadelphia Union at Portland Timbers

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 7:30 p.m.

The Union have surrendered just two goals in six games and train the New York Red Bulls by one point in the Eastern Conference. The Timbers are 3-0-0 at home, with a win over, yes, Real Salt Lake.