Thursday May 1 2014
Siqueira: 'Benfica deserved it'

Guilherme Siqueira insisted Benfica “more than deserved” to knock Juventus out of the Europa League semi-final.

He spoke to Sky Sport Italia after the 0-0 draw in Turin and was asked about reports of a brawl in the tunnel.

“When I arrived it was all over. It’s normal there is some tension in these games, but I didn’t see anything. The losing team have something to say, that’s to be expected.

“Benfica know our strengths, we try to defend strong and then go on the counter with four or five players. What we did in Lisbon gave us the confidence to come here and play.

“Juve are a spectacular side, but Benfica were warriors tonight and this qualification was more than deserved.”

The Eagles will play Sevilla in the Final at the Juventus Stadium on May 14, hoping to make up for their defeat to Chelsea last season.

“We don’t think about the past, as what happened last season helped the team to prepare for the future. We won the title in Portugal and now have three Finals.”

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