Match Today: Juventus vs Benfica 14-09-2022 UEFA Champions League
Juventus will look to shake off their early relegation in the season when they welcome Benfica at Allianz Stadium in their Champions League Group H match on Wednesday night.
Juventus have won just one of their last six matches in all competitions and are running a three-game winning streak without a win before facing Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday.
However, they are unbeaten at home this season and will try to capitalize on their home advantage this midweek.
Juventus lost more points domestically at the weekend in a controversial draw with Salernitana as they were denied a last-gasp victory when Arcadius Milik's stoppage-time goal was ruled out.
Juventus vs Benfica
The old lady remains untrustworthy against a capable European rival, as evidenced by the 4-0 hand by Chelsea in last year's group stage match before being lost to Villarreal in the round of 16 of the tournament.
However, we must not forget that Juventus were 2-0 behind in the middle of the standings, Salernitana, before their return in Campania. The result left Juventus in eighth place in the Italian league standings. The Turin giants are unbeaten in the league, winning two games and drawing four, but lost their opening Champions League game 2-1 away to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Eagles continued where they left off in the Champions League last season. They finished second in a group that included Bayern Munich and Barcelona and knocked out Ajax in the last 16 before they drew 3-3 with Liverpool in the second leg of the quarter-finals.
Benfica vs Juventus
Juventus' side have struggled with injury problems with Angel Di Maria, Paul Pogba, Wojciech Szczecin, and Federico Chiesa already missing a large part of the season. The quartet are among the first-team players who were left out due to the hosts' clash with Benfica.
Manuel Locatelli and Adrien Rabiot both missed the weekend and doubts about Massimiliano Allegri's team remain here.
Juan Cuadrado and Arcadios Milik have been sent off in Juventus' heated clash against Salernitana on Sunday night Benfica will be without Lucas Verissimo, Joao Victor and Felipe Morato with the defensive trio ruled out of their midweek trip to Turin due to their respective injuries.
Benfica won the last 5 matches in the Champions League, and kept a clean sheet in the last 3 matches. Benfica has never lost against Juventus, having scored one win and three draws in the previous four matches.
The visitors have drawn four of their last eight Champions League matches on the road, three of which have been goalless draws. Juventus have lost only two of their last nine Champions League home games.