Juventus vs. Benfica: 5 Things We Learned

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Juventus vs. Benfica: 5 Things We Learned
Massimo Pinca/Associated Press

Benfica wrapped up their domestic title almost two weeks ago and are now back in the Europa League final.

They came out and defended. They had to know that a 0-0 draw was enough, and it was. Benfica and Juventus finished the second leg of this Europa League semi-final scoreless, and Benfica advanced 2-1 on aggregate.

It was desperate football, but it was smart, too. Benfica never looked like they were scrambling. When Benfica lost players, they only looked stronger.

The final was supposed to be a celebration for Juventus. It is in Torino under two weeks from now, but Juventus will not be playing at home.

Here are a few things to consider from a wild night.

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