Europa League - Semi-Final - 2nd Leg
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Juventus 0-0 Benfica (agg 1-2)

Ten-man Benfica survived a surge of late Juventus pressure to secure a goalless draw and advance to their second successive Europa League final.

The visitors' Enzo Perez got a second yellow card on 67 minutes, but Juve could not make the extra man count.

On-loan Dani Osvaldo had a goal ruled out for offside before Martín Caceres's header was pushed away by Jan Oblak.

Benfica's Lazar Markovic and Juve's Mirko Vucinic were dismissed from the bench after an injury-time scuffle.

Markovic, along with Salvio who is suspended after picking up a booking, will be missing when the Portuguese champions return to Juventus Stadium on 14 May for the final against Spanish side Sevilla.

Juventus went close to the goal that would have ensured them a 'home' final and a chance to land their first piece of European silverware since their 1996 Champions League success.

But Carlos Tevez volleyed over before defender Luisao got back to divert Arturo Vidal's effort over from beneath his own crossbar in the first half.

The pressure only intensified in a second half played in heavy rain.

The Lisbon side had a rare chance when Rodrigo snatched at a shot after being put through on the right, but were forced to defend deep and in diminished numbers when Perez was sent off for his needless foul on Vidal.

Jorge Jesus's side held out, however, and the possibility of a first European trophy in 52 years, as well as a remarkable quadruple with two domestic cup final appearances to come, remains alive.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 22AsamoahBooked at 64mins
  • 3Chiellini
  • 19BonucciSubstituted forGiovincoat 73'minutes
  • 4Cáceres
  • 21Pirlo
  • 6Pogba
  • 10Tévez
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forOsvaldoat 78'minutes
  • 23VidalSubstituted forMarchisioat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Marchisio
  • 9Vucinic
  • 12Giovinco
  • 15Barzagli
  • 18Osvaldo
  • 20Padoin
  • 30Storari

Benfica

  • 41OblakBooked at 82mins
  • 14Maxi Pereira
  • 16Siqueira
  • 35PérezBooked at 67mins
  • 4Luisão
  • 24Garay
  • 50MarkovicBooked at 89minsSubstituted forSulejmaniat 86'minutes
  • 6Amorim
  • 11Lima
  • 19RodrigoBooked at 56minsSubstituted forAlmeidaat 69'minutes
  • 20GaitánSubstituted forSalvioat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Artur Moraes
  • 7Cardozo
  • 8Sulejmani
  • 18Salvio
  • 33Jardel
  • 34Almeida
  • 90Cavaleiro
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamBenfica
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 0, Benfica 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 0, Benfica 0.
Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).
Lima (Benfica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Offside, Juventus. Martín Cáceres tries a through ball, but Paul Pogba is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Martín Cáceres (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross.
Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Luisão.
Attempt blocked. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Eduardo Salvio (Benfica) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Eduardo Salvio (Benfica).
Attempt blocked. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.
Offside, Juventus. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kwadwo Asamoah.
Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus).
Miralem Sulejmani (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Ezequiel Garay went off injured after Benfica had used all subs.
Delay in match Ezequiel Garay (Benfica) because of an injury.
Dangerous play by Paul Pogba (Juventus).
Luisão (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Dismissal

Lazar Markovic (Benfica) is shown the red card for fighting.

Dismissal

Mirko Vucinic (Juventus) is shown the red card for fighting.
Delay in match Miralem Sulejmani (Benfica) because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Miralem Sulejmani replaces Lazar Markovic because of an injury.
Delay in match Lazar Markovic (Benfica) because of an injury.
Offside, Juventus. Stephan Lichtsteiner tries a through ball, but Carlos Tévez is caught offside.

Booking

Jan Oblak (Benfica) is shown the yellow card.
Offside, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio tries a through ball, but Paul Pogba is caught offside.
Hand ball by Eduardo Salvio (Benfica).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio replaces Arturo Vidal.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo replaces Fernando Llorente.
Attempt missed. Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kwadwo Asamoah.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Eduardo Salvio replaces Nicolas Gaitán.
Attempt saved. Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lazar Markovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Sebastian Giovinco replaces Leonardo Bonucci.
Attempt saved. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kwadwo Asamoah.
Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica).

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. André Almeida replaces Rodrigo.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Enzo Pérez (Benfica) for a bad foul.
Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Enzo Pérez (Benfica).
Attempt blocked. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Arturo Vidal with a cross.

Booking

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).
Enzo Pérez (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Martín Cáceres (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica).
Attempt saved. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Enzo Pérez (Benfica) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Carlos Tévez (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Enzo Pérez (Benfica).
Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).
Maxi Pereira (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).
Lazar Markovic (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ezequiel Garay (Benfica).

Booking

Rodrigo (Benfica) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
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