Juventus crash out the Champions League after a 4-3 loss at Benfica.
It was an anticipated scenario as the hosts well deservedly recorded a memorable victory despite a late flurry from the visitors who are not even guarantee the Europa League football either, especially given Juve’s final game is against PSG.
Benfica took the lead in the 17th minute of the match, through Antonio Silva, after a cross from the left, to put the ball past Wojciech Szczęsny.
Juventus drew the score in the 21st minute through a header from striker Dušan Vlahović, before Joao Mario restored Benfica’ lead in the 28th minute from the penalty spot.
Rafa Silva added the hosts third goal in 35 minutes in a great fashion.
Juventus have conceded three goals during the first half of a match for the first time in their Champions League history.
Rafa Silva scored his second and Benfica’s fourth goal in the 50th minute, after a pass that put him in a one-on-one situation with Juventus goalkeeper Szczęsny.
Juventus reduced the deficit scoring their second goal in the 77th minute with a brilliant shot from Milik.
Weston McKennie narrowed the gap after scoring a third goal for Juventus by 80 minutes.
It’s the first time since 2013 that the Old Lady team failed to make it out the group to the knockout stage in the Champions League.