Tevez ends his European drought as Lisbon salutes Lima - Thursday's Europa League in pictures

Ezequiel Garay's celebrations, a disconsolate Paco Alcacer, an ardent Antonio Conte and one of the best crowd banners of the season also feature in our gallery

It's advantage Sevilla and Benfica after the semi-final first legs of the Europa League were completed on Thursday.

Unai Emery's men clinched the all-Spanish affair in Andalucia, with Stephane Mbia and Carlos Bacca scoring the goals to secure a 2-0 win.

Juventus, meanwhile, will have to come from behind to reach the final on home turf, with Lima hitting the winner for Benfica in a 2-1 triumph after Carlos Tevez had made it 1-1 with his first goal in Europe for five years.

Take a look at the best images from Thursday's action below...

      Sevilla and Valencia teams emerge to one of the more creative crowd banners you're likely to see...

    After kick-off, even flying defenders aren't enough to stop Ivan Rakitic from charging through the ranks

               Ezequiel Garay is chased down by team-mates after heading Benfica into an early lead

            Paul Pogba wrestles with goalscorer Garay at Estadio da Luz - the ball's over there, lads...!

                      Carlos Tevez wheels away after netting his first European goal in five years

   The Argentine is mobbed by team-mates after his first strike in continental competition since April 2009

                  Seydou Keita is harried into losing possession as Sevilla battle to a vital first-leg win

          Substitute Lima is the centre of attention after firing the winner in Lisbon in the closing stages

Paco Alcacer - the tournament's second top-scorer - looks dejected as Valencia suffer first-leg defeat again

  Antonio Conte offers an angry prayer as Juventus prepare to overturn a 2-1 deficit next Thursday in Turin