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Red-faced Benfica fans drive to wrong Frankfurt

19 Apr 2019, 04:13 GMT+10

Berlin - A pair of Benfica fans, eager to see Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg away to Eintracht Frankfurt, were left red-faced when they drove across Europe -- to the wrong Frankfurt.

The pair had documented their 16-hour drive from Amadora, Portugal, to Germany via Paris on Instagram and were delighted to post "we have arrived in Frankfurt" - only to discover it was the wrong one.

One of the duo, Alvaro Oliveira, posted a picture of himself in front of a signpost for Frankfurt (O) - Frankfurt on the Oder, near the east German border with Poland.

As Instagram users quickly pointed out, the Portuguese pair were 610 kilometres (379 miles), roughly a six-hour drive, away from Frankfurt, Main - where the match is taking place at the Commerzbank Arena.

"Now we have a further six-hour drive," Oliveira glumly admitted in a video post. Benfica hold a 4-2 advantage in the tie after winning the first leg in Lisbon.

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