Jesus: Benfica must score against Juve

The 59-year-old says his team will set out to attack in the return leg as he feels they must score again to ensure they progress to the final

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus believes his team must score against Juventus in the Europa League semi-final second-leg to ensure they reach the final.

The Portuguese champions recorded a 2-1 win over Antonio Conte's men in the first-leg and travel to Turin to conclude the tie on Thursday.

Jesus insists his team must score at least once in the Juventus Stadium but admitted the Bianconeri will provide them with a difficult test.

"Our approach will be discussed in the dressing room," he told reporters. "We know it's a difficult game against a very strong team. 

"Our advantage won't change what we're about and how we line up for the game.

"We believe we need a goal tomorrow and have players who can allow us to think about playing an attacking game.

"We don’t often play teams with tactics like Juve’s. We may have to take certain measures to counteract them going forward."

Benfica midfielder Ruben Amorim says he is confident his side can deal with the Italian giants, insisting they know what to expect from them.

"Our strategy won’t change, we don’t know how to play in another way. We’ve done our homework and know what’s required.

"It’s a complicated game but we’ve prepared as we do for every other encounter."

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