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

Benfica celebrate beating Juvetus

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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

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

Substitutes

  • 1De Morães Gusmão
  • 7Cardozo
  • 8Sulejmani
  • 18Salvio
  • 33Nivaldo Vieira
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 0, Benfica 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 0, Benfica 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

  4. Post update

    Lima (Benfica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Martín Cáceres tries a through ball, but Paul Pogba is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    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. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Luisão.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Booking

    Eduardo Salvio (Benfica) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Eduardo Salvio (Benfica).

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    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. Post update

    Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus).

  15. Post update

    Miralem Sulejmani (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Post update

    Ezequiel Garay went off injured after Benfica had used all subs.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Ezequiel Garay (Benfica) because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Dangerous play by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

  20. Post update

    Luisão (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.