Valencia fought back from a three-goal first-leg deficit Thursday to beat Basel 5-0 and qualify for the Europa League semifinal, while competition favourite Juventus advanced after a tense 2-1 win at home to Lyon. Kendell Beckwith Youth Jersey . Pablo Alcacer scored a hat trick in Valencia, with the third coming in extra time after Basel had seen Marcelo Diaz and Gaston Sauro sent off. Eduardo Vargas and Juan Bernat also netted as Valencia became the first side to come back from a 3-0 first leg defeat and progress in the Europa League. "Id like to thank my team-mates, without whom I wouldnt have scored this hat trick tonight," Alacer said. "The fans were with us from the very first minute tonight; they were fantastic and we dedicate this win to them." In Turin, Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio scored either side of Jimmy Briands leveler for Lyon, handing Juventus a 3-1 aggregate win. Marchisios strike was later awarded as an own goal by UEFA, after it took a decisive deflection off Samuel Umtiti. "We hope that the whole of Italy is happy with our result," Juventus coach Antonio Conte said. "In Italy youre either a Juventus fan or against Juventus. And those who are against us dont care a lot about the UEFA ranking and only hope that we are knocked out. "We are proud and happy. Three years ago we didnt even qualify for the Europa League, in the last two years we have done a lot and won a lot and this year we are protagonists too. The fans shouldnt forget that." Benfica, beaten by Chelsea in last seasons final, could be back in the showpiece match next month after beating AZ Alkmaar 2-0 to seal a 3-0 aggregate victory, while 10-man Sevilla defeated Porto 4-1 to qualify 4-2 on aggregate. Basel had seemed certain to progress after a comfortable win in Switzerland, but two goals shortly before halftime gave Valencia hope. First Alcacer chested down Joao Pereiras ball over the defence and fired it into the bottom left corner, before Vargas headed home Dani Parejos corner. The two goalscorers combined in the 70th minute with a delightful cut back from Vargas to the onrushing Alcacer, who lashed the ball into the top left corner to level the tie. Basel goalkeeper Yann Sommer kept his side in the tie with a number of stunning saves, while counterpart Vicente Guaita saw little of the ball. Valencia almost won it on the stroke of full time but Sommer did brilliantly to deny Alcacer and Vargas slid the rebound off the base of the right post. Basel lost hope of scoring a crucial goal when Diaz was shown a straight red card for a needless kick at Ricardo Costa and Sauro followed him five minutes later after two yellow cards in a minute. Alcacer completed his hat trick when he tapped home Pablo Piattis cross seven minutes from time and Bernat sealed the result five minutes later. Juventus is favourite to win the competition, with the final in its own stadium on May 14, and it looked dangerous from the start as Carlos Tevez threatened to break his four-year goal drought in Europe with a shot which flew narrowly over the crossbar. The Italian side did take an early lead when free-kick specialist Pirlo curled an effort into the left of goal from just outside the area. Lyon was denied what looked like a clear penalty when Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci blocked Alexandre Lacazettes cross with his hand but the referee waved play on. Lyon levelled shortly afterwards when a corner came out to Arnold Mvuemba, who sent a looping cross into the area for Briand to outjump Marchisio and head in off the base of the far post. Tevez thought he had finally broken his drought when he headed home Pirlos cross on the hour mark but it was ruled out for offside. Lyon had looked the more dangerous but Juventus took the lead in the 68th minute as Marchisios shot took a huge deflection off Umtiti to completely wrongfoot Anthony Lopes. Sevilla was trailing 1-0 from the first leg but levelled the tie in the fifth minute after Danilo brought down Carlos Bacca and the Colombia striker drilled the resulting penalty into the bottom right corner. Vitolo and another strike from Bacca gave Sevilla a comfortable advantage before defender Coke was sent off for two bookings less than 10 minutes into the second half. However, substitute Kevin Gameiro sealed Sevillas progress when he fired home a rebound in the 79th minute before Ricardo Quaresma notched a stunning consolation for Porto in stoppage time. In Portugal, Rodrigo scored in either half to keep Benefica on course for a second consecutive final. Justin Evans Youth Jersey . Off-Season Game Plan looks at a Wild team that has a nice mix of proven veterans along with young, inexpensive talent on the rise. When the Wild signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, making a big splash in the summer of 2012, it set the franchise on a path to being more competitive, but a big reason that they have been so competitive is the contributions of young players who still have more to give. Justin Evans Buccaneers Jersey . Hollis-Jefferson went 5-for-6 from the field and added six rebounds, while Stanley Jefferson contributed 14 points for the Wildcats, who used their trademark tough defense to dominate the games final 24 minutes and advance to Tuesdays winners bracket matchup with Kansas State. LONG POND, Pa. -- Denny Hamlin said hell use this weeks suspension of his crew chief as motivation to prove his car can go fast "no matter what." Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Darian Grubb and car Wesley Sherrill were both suspended through the Sept. 6 race at Richmond. Grubb, the crew chief, was also fined $125,000. Team engineer Mike Wheeler will fill in as the crew chief. It strips Hamlin of two vital crew members during the stretch of the season he would be putting the finishing touches on preparations for NASCARs title-deciding, 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Hamlin said the punishment could be a positive because Grubb can spend more time at the shop working on cars. Hamlins car failed post-race inspection Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway because NASCAR said it found issues with several of the covers in the rear firewall of the driver compartment. Loose or missing covers could vent the driver compartment and create more downforce for the car. Grubb and Sherrill, who also each received six months probation, are not eligible to return until the Chase opener on Sept. 14 at Chicago. "Well, you use sttuff like this as motivation to go out there and prove that you can run fast no matter what and you can run well," Hamlin said Friday. Justin Evans Jersey. "We were on a run there, last really month and a half to two months, that I feel like our cars were really starting to turn the corner." He also has confidence in longtime JGR employee Wheeler calling the shots for Sundays race at Pocono Raceway. "Im with the guy that Ive been with for 10 years. Ive been with Mike Wheeler longer than Ive been with anyone in the Cup series," Hamlin said. "We worked together a lot and pretty confident in the job that hes going to do, but on top of that then I get a guy who was my car chief for 10 years, get him back to the race track." Hamlin and team owner Joe Gibbs were docked 75 points apiece in the driver and owner standings. It dropped Hamlin from 11th to 21st in the Sprint Cup standings. 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