Benfica vs. Juventus: 6 Things We Learned

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Benfica vs. Juventus: 6 Things We Learned
Armando Franca

Juventus lost for the first time in the Europa League this season.

They never looked ready to seize the first leg of this semi-final in Lisbon—a 2-1 defeat to Benfica—and when Juventus did get the equalizer, they then sat back and conceded the winner.

Benfica won their 33rd Portuguese title at the weekend and started the game with that championship spirit.

Defender Ezequiel Garay scored off a header early in the third minute—Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci lost his man, and Garay was completely open on the corner kick—so Juventus had to chase Benfica for most of the game.

Here are a few things to asses as we look back at Thursday's action.

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