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Frankfurt's Luka Jovic Scores Against Parent Club Benfica In Europa League Quarter Final

Frankfurt's Luka Jovic Scores Against Parent Club Benfica In Europa League Quarter Final

Benfica are leading 4-1 in tonight's Europa League quarter final first leg against 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt and all five goals were scored by Benfica players.

19-year old sensation Joao Felix scored a hat-trick, while Ruben Dias was also on target at the Estadio da Luz.

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But Frankfurt's goal was also scored by a player contracted to Benfica as Luka Jovic, on loan from the Lisbon outfit, bagged the first-half equaliser and didn't shy away from celebrating.



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The 21-year old Serbian has only made two appearances for Benfica and was loaned out to the Bundesliga outfit, where he's been a complete and utter revelation.

One of the hottest, most in-demand strikers in European football, Jovic has notched 25 goals in all competitions - including eight in Frankfurt's impressive Europa League campaign so far.

Frankfurt are poised to sign him up permanently for a dirt-cheap fee of €7 million in the summer but Jovic has been the subject of interest from a whole host of leading European giants such as Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City.

However, the player's father, Milan, has said he wishes to stay put with Frankfurt and fire them into the Champions League.

"Luka has had many offers, one of them was Barca, but he's not interested now," he told BILD.

"He's not sure he would get any minutes at Barca. The truth is that Luka wants to stay in the Bundesliga and qualify with Eintracht for the Champions League."

Topics: Football News, Eintracht Frankfurt, Football, Europa League, Serbia, Luka Jović, João Félix, Benfica

Josh Lawless

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