Friday April 11 2014
Nedved: Benfica will be tough

Pavel Nedved admits that ‘Benfica will be difficult’, whilst Nuno Gomes believes it ‘isn’t important who Benfica face’.

Juventus have been paired against the Portuguese outfit in today’s Europa League semi-final draw for a first competitive meeting in over 20 years.

“I believe it will be a very difficult game, whilst last year they have proven to be among the favourites, finishing as runners-up,” former Juve midfielder Nedved considered in reaction at the draw.

“We will have extra motivation, we want to reach the final which will be at our home, but it will be difficult to do so against Benfica.”

“Benfica will be difficult, but the motivation to reach the final at home in Turin is great

Former striker Gomes was also in attendance to represent Benfica: “We will try to do our best as always.

“The most important thing is the competition, it is essential to be here and it's not important who we play.

“We will try our best to be in the final, the objective is now at hand.”