Football

13 September 2022, 15h07

Benfica travels to Turin to play matchday 2 of group H of the Champions League. The match against Juventus is scheduled for 8:00 this Wednesday, September 14, at the Juventus Stadium.

In the opening round, the two clubs ha different results. The eagles won (2-0) against Maccabi Haifa, the Italian side lost in the French capital - 2-1 - to Paris Saint-Germain. Besides the result, Wyscout shows us other statistics of those games, most of them in which the Portuguese team is superior to the Italian outfit: ball possession (53% against 47%), shots (14 against 12), dribble and one-on-one (28 against 11), touches in the box (17 against 15), interceptions (41 against 29), aerial duels (27 against 8) and passes (499 against 468).

Benfica-Maccabi Haifa

Facing each other in the north of Italy will be two historic European football teams, with multiple national and international titles to their name. The bianconeri boast 11 international titles (2 Intercontinental Cups, 2 European Super Cups, 1 Cup Winners' Cup, 2 European Cups/Champions Leagues, 3 UEFA Cup/Europa League and 1 Intertoto Cup) and 60 national titles (36 Championships, 14 Italian Cups, 9 Super Cups and 1 II Division Championship).

Head-to-Head
Date Match Competition
01/05/2014  Juventus-Benfica
0-0
Europa League
2013/14
Semi-finals
24/04/2014  Benfica-Juventus
2-1
Europa League
2013/14
Semi-finals
17/03/1993  Juventus-Benfica
3-0
UEFA Cup
1992/1993
Quarter-finals
04/03/1993  Benfica-Juventus
2-1
UEFA Cup
1992/93
Quarter-finals 
15/05/1968  Juventus-Benfica
0-1
European Cup
1967/68
Semi-finals 
09/05/1968  Benfica-Juventus
2-0
European Cup
1967/68
Semi-finals
 

Raio-X do Juventus-Benfica

If Roger Schmidt's men have 11 official matches and 11 wins - the last of which was against Famalicão, by 0-1 - Juventus had a somewhat irregular start to the season, with two wins in seven matches played. In their last Serie A match they drew at home against Salernitana (2-2) and currently sit 7th in the league table. Coach Massimiliano Allegri started with a 4x3x3 starting lineup: Perin, Cuadrado, Bremer, Bonucci, De Sciglio, Leandro Paredes, McKennie, Miretti, Filip Kostic, Moise Kean and Vlahovic. 

Raio-X do Juventus-Benfica

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES

The off-season was a busy one in Turin, with 11 arrivals and 20 departures. The following players have signed contracts with Juventus in 2022/23: Andrea Cambiasso (Genoa– in the meantime loaned to Bologna), Chiesa (Fiorentina), Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Di María (PSG), Pogba (Manchester United), Bremer (Torino), Federico Gatti (Frosione), Locatelli (Sassuolo), Nicolò Fagioli (Cremonese), Milik (Marseille) and Leandro Paredes (PSG).

In the opposite direction, the following athletes left Juventus: Rovella, Dybala, Demiral, Pietro Beruatto, Capellini, Mandragora, Filippo Delli Carri, Franco Israel, Morata, Luca Clemenza, De Ligt, Giacchino, Aaron Ramsey, Kastanos, Luca Coccolo, Idrissa Touré, Luca Pellegrini, Marco Olivieri, Zakaria and Arthur.

Text: Marco Rebelo
Photos: Archive / SL Benfica and Facebook / Juventus
Last update: Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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