Despite Monaco's shaky form at home in the competition this season -- they have won two, drawn one and lost the other -- the 34-year-old former Manchester United striker believes the tie is far from over.
Berbatov calmly scored from the penalty spot for his second league goal this season after Alexander Kacaniklic was fouled by Leandro Bacuna in the box.
Palace never recovered from Kasami's first half wonder-goal and Steve Sidwell, Dimitar Berbatov and Philippe Senderos gave Fulham a 4-1 victory.
Despite Juventus holding a 2-0 lead at half-time following a Carlos Tevez penalty and a strike from Paul Pogba, the champions crumbled during 14 second-half minutes in which 'La Viola' staged a remarkable comeback.
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho handed Juan Mata a rare start at third-tier Swindon Town and he created the opening goal in the 29th minute with a shot that was parried by Wes Foderingham for Fernando Torres to tap home.
Former Bayern Munich striker Gomez was one of Vincenzo Montella's key summer signings but had to be stretchered off four minutes into the second half of Sunday's game after clashing with visiting goalkeeper Michael Agazzi.
The 28-year-old joined Fiorentina from Bayern having spent most of last season on the bench and said his desire for regular first-team football made it an easy decision to turn down Carlo Ancelotti's Real.
The present incumbent Jose Mourinho - Benitez' spell as caretaker manager ended at the end of last season - will be eager to put one over Bayern's coach Pep Guardiola, his nemesis from his days in Spain.
Liverpool squandered a two-goal lead but Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson ensured a 4-2 victory in extra-time.
Willian is still to undergo a medical at Stamford Bridge, but if he signs it strikes a blow for Mourinho over his former staff member Andre Villas-Boas, once of Chelsea and now Tottenham boss.
Victory in an occasionally ill-tempered game will give Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho enhanced belief that his side are ready for the battle sure to await them at Manchester United on Monday.
Ilicic has been linked with a move to Fiorentina since Palermo's relegation at the end of last season. Liverpool and AC Milan were also interested in the 25-year-old playmaker.
The 23-year-old Montengrin international will cost City a reported 30 million euros.
Gomez says new Bayern coach Pep Guardiola recommended Fiorentina to him for the Tuscan club's attacking style developed last season under first-year manager Vincenzo Montella.
United are meanwhile set to miss out on playmaker Thiago Alcantara, the Barcelona man expected to link up again with his old boss Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich. United are also linked with Thiago's club-mate Cesc Fabregas.
Champions League winners Bayern said an agreement had been reached "in principle" for the 27-year-old, who found his place in the Bavarian team taken by Mario Manduzkic last season.
Venezuelan defender Amorebieta spent eight years at Bilbao and has signed a four-year contract with Fulham, while Ghana international Boateng arrives from Ukrainian club Dnipro on an initial one-year deal.
A 1-0 win for Arsenal over Newcastle sealed the final qualifying spot for the Champions League and forced Tottenham to settle for a Europa League place.