Benfica denied Juventus a qualification to the Champions League knockout stage with the score of 4-3. Visit for ucl soccer updates here!
Juventus made another side of history as they were dropped from the Champion League chance to advance in the knockout stage for the first time in nine years. Despite putting a valiant effort in the second half where the team registered two goals within a two minutes time frame between 77’ and 79’, it was still not enough to at least put in an equalizer. 12BET is Asia’s trusted sportsbook and the top soccer prediction sites you should visit for this upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Benfica was relentless and ruthless in this match against Juventus, they dominated the first half with three consecutive goals. Rafa Silva scored two goals to lift Benfica and gave Juventus an unforgettable night in the Champions League.
Juventus Manager Max Allegri takes full blame for the team’s heartbreaking exit.
“We are sorry to be out of the Champions League. Now we think about the championship, we restart from the last 20 minutes and try to win against Lecce.”
“More than wrong approach, I think we were too soft in defense in the first half. We are disappointed and angry because we are out of the Champions League,” Allegri expressed to reporters. “Now we have to focus on the (Italian) league and also remain focused against Paris (Saint-Germain next Wednesday) because we have at least to book a place in the Europa league.”
The Juventus Manager assures to the fans that this defeat will not affect the team’s performance this season across all tournaments and expresses that defeat is a natural thing to happen in sports. Mistakes in sports are essential in a team to prepare for better opportunities and more obstacles.
“We made too many mistakes tonight but it’s not useful to talk about that now. I don’t consider this a failure. In football there are also defeats,’ Allegri said. “We are sorry and angry. The team finished well so it’s not a physical matter. We must continue working.”
This season, Juventus are obviously struggling and they are currently sitting at eight seed in the Serie A standing having 5 wins, 4 draws, and 2 losses across 11 games so far. The team are already lagging ten points behind league leader Napoli, but the manager is confident the team still have a lot of time to take the direction in favor of their sides.
“We have to put aside the elimination that hurts us. We are angry and sorry, but all we can do is think about Leece,’ Allegri emphasized.
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