Thursday May 1 2014
Baggio confident of Juve progress

Ex-Juventus midfielder Dino Baggio is confident the Old Lady will overcome Benfica to reach the Europa League final.

The second leg of the semi-final tie between the sides takes place tonight at Juventus Stadium, with the Italian champions trailing 2-1 from the first leg last week.

However, the former player believes the Bianconeri have what it takes to overturn the deficit and also praised the job done by Juve Coach Antonio Conte.

“It is definitely a situation where you should not underestimate the result of the first leg,” Baggio told “To reach the final a 1-0 win would be enough but it would be better to score more goals.

“For me Juventus have everything they need to end up on top, even though it will be tough against Benfica.

“They are very incisive on the counter-attack so Juve will have to be very watchful of that.

“Juve’s form at the moment is fine. It’s normal that at the end of the season you are a little tired but mentally they are ready.

“The League is pretty much over after they beat Sassuolo and now they can think of winning this trophy.

“It’s hard to think that Juventus will allow the chance to play in a home final slip away from them.

“In these three years Conte has done very well. I think that he and the club will discuss a renewal at the end of the season if they haven’t already.

“I think Antonio is happy at Juventus, he has the chance to build a great team there.”

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