Juventus vs Benfica

Juventus 0 V Benfica 0

  • FT 90' +8
  • HT 0-0
  • agg 1-2

UEFA Europa League Date: Thursday, 1st May Kick off: 20:05 BST Venue: Juventus Stadium

Key events

  • Benfica Dismissal Pérez 67'
  • Juventus Dismissal Vucinic 89'
  • Benfica Dismissal Markovic 89'

Match details Top

1 May 2014 Updated 21:58 GMT

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.

Lineups Top

Juventus starting eleven

  • 1 Buffon
  • 26 Lichtsteiner
  • 22 Asamoah booked at 64 minutes
  • 3 Chiellini
  • 19 Bonucci (substituted for Giovinco at 73 minutes')
  • 4 Cáceres
  • 21 Pirlo
  • 6 Pogba
  • 10 Tévez
  • 14 Llorente (substituted for Osvaldo at 78 minutes')
  • 23 Vidal (substituted for Marchisio at 79 minutes')

Benfica starting eleven

  • 41 Oblak booked at 82 minutes
  • 14 Maxi Pereira
  • 16 Siqueira
  • 35 Pérez booked at 61 minutes dismissed at 67 minutes
  • 4 Luisão
  • 24 Garay
  • 50 Markovic dismissed at 89 minutes (substituted for Sulejmani at 86 minutes')
  • 6 Amorim
  • 11 Lima
  • 19 Rodrigo booked at 56 minutes (substituted for Almeida at 69 minutes')
  • 20 Gaitán (substituted for Salvio at 77 minutes' who was booked at 96 minutes)

Juventus Substitutes

  • 8 Marchisio
  • 9 Vucinic dismissed at 89 minutes
  • 12 Giovinco
  • 15 Barzagli
  • 18 Osvaldo
  • 20 Padoin
  • 30 Storari

Benfica Substitutes

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

Match stats Top

Possession
Juventus 63%
Benfica 37%
Shots
Juventus 19
Benfica 4
Shots on target
Juventus 7
Benfica 1
Corners
Juventus 9
Benfica 2
Fouls
Juventus 17
Benfica 17

Juventus Benfica

Live text commentary Top

  1. Match Finished
    Match ends, Juventus 0, Benfica 0.
  2. 90'+8'
    Full Time
    Second Half ends, Juventus 0, Benfica 0.
  3. 90'+7'
    Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).
  4. 90'+7'
    Lima (Benfica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  5. 90'+7'
    Offside, Juventus. Martín Cáceres tries a through ball, but Paul Pogba is caught offside.
  6. 90'+7'
    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.
  7. 90'+6'
    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Luisão.
  8. 90'+6'
    Attempt blocked. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  9. 90'+6'
    Booking
    Eduardo Salvio (Benfica) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
  10. 90'+5'
    Hand ball by Eduardo Salvio (Benfica).
  11. 90'+5'
    Attempt blocked. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.
  12. 90'+5'
    Offside, Juventus. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is caught offside.
  13. 90'+4'
    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.
  14. 90'+3'
    Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus).
  15. 90'+3'
    Miralem Sulejmani (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  16. 90'+2'
    Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  17. 90'+2'
    Ezequiel Garay went off injured after Benfica had used all subs.
  18. 90'
    Delay in match Ezequiel Garay (Benfica) because of an injury.
  19. 90'
    Dangerous play by Paul Pogba (Juventus).
  20. 90'
    Luisão (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  21. 89'
    Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  22. 89'
    Dismissal
    Lazar Markovic (Benfica) is shown the red card for fighting.
  23. 89'
    Dismissal
    Mirko Vucinic (Juventus) is shown the red card for fighting.
  24. 87'
    Delay in match Miralem Sulejmani (Benfica) because of an injury.
  25. 86'
    Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  26. 86'
    Substitution
    Substitution, Benfica. Miralem Sulejmani replaces Lazar Markovic because of an injury.
  27. 85'
    Delay in match Lazar Markovic (Benfica) because of an injury.
  28. 84'
    Offside, Juventus. Stephan Lichtsteiner tries a through ball, but Carlos Tévez is caught offside.
  29. 82'
    Booking
    Jan Oblak (Benfica) is shown the yellow card.
  30. 81'
    Offside, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio tries a through ball, but Paul Pogba is caught offside.
  31. 81'
    Hand ball by Eduardo Salvio (Benfica).
  32. 79'
    Substitution
    Substitution, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio replaces Arturo Vidal.
  33. 78'
    Substitution
    Substitution, Juventus. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo replaces Fernando Llorente.

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