Wednesday April 30 2014
Amorim: Benfica won’t change

Benfica midfielder Ruben Amorim says his side’s strategy will not change for their Europa League semi-final second leg.

The Portuguese champions hold a 2-1 lead from the first leg against Juventus and the 29-year-old is anticipating another close match between the teams.

“The strategy of Benfica will not change,” Amorim said at a Press conference. “We don’t know how to play any other way.

“It will certainly be a difficult return leg, but we have studied Juventus. We know what we need to do and we know how we can get through.

“Our problems will be the same ones that we had in Lisbon, it’s a difficult match. Our preparation for all our games is the same though.”

The player is also pleased his team will have Enzo Perez available, after UEFA decided to drop disciplinary procedures against him following his apparent elbow on Juve’s Giorgio Chiellini last week.

“It’s good news, even more so because there was no reason for him not to be playing tomorrow.

“But we weren’t worried about potentially missing him anyway.

“I think that Juventus respect Benfica, they showed that in the first leg and the rest is not important.”