Benfica wingers can hurt Juventus, says Baggio

The 42-year-old has warned Antonio Conte's men that they cannot afford to lose focus, but is confident they can emerge victorious
By Romeo Agresti

Former Italy international Dino Baggio believes Juventus have what it takes to eliminate Benfica and reach the Europa League final, but has warned the Serie A champions not to take their opponents lightly.

Baggio was part of the Juventus squad that won the Uefa Cup in 1993 and he is confident the Turin giants have the quality to see off Benfica in the semi-finals and win another European trophy this term.

"Juventus will have to pay close attention to Benfica's wingers. Their pace could cause Juve problems," Baggio told Goal.

"But it is going to be a tough game for both sides with a lot of individual quality on the pitch.

"Juventus can reach the final. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Juventus to play the final of a big European competition at home. It is something unimaginable.

"Benfica will prove to be a tough opponent, but I am sure Juventus can make it."

The Europa League final in Turin will take place on May 14.

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