Thursday May 1 2014
Chiellini: 'Benfica have character'

Giorgio Chiellini confessed to Juventus regrets, but complimented Benfica on their defensive display.

“There are regrets, as over two legs they had two shots on goal and went through. We created so much and didn’t qualify,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

The first leg was 2-1 in Lisbon and the Eagles held on to it for a 0-0 in Turin this evening.

“Benfica reach the Final, but to be honest I feel that we deserved it more. We could’ve made more of the last 10 minutes, but deserved to be ahead long before then.

“You pay for incidents and we weren’t sharp enough going forward or defending. In the end, the result in Lisbon proved decisive.

“They had great character to sit behind the ball for 90 minutes and block everything off, so we have to compliment Benfica on their performance.

“However, with all due respect, we should be in the Final.”

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