Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Conte: 'The Team that Least Deserved it Went Through'
Football Italia, May 2nd, 2014 2:22PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  europa league, italy, portugal

MOST COMMENTED

Juventus will play no part in the Europa League final on May 14 despite being its host, after Antonio Conte’s men were dumped out of the competition at the semifinal stage by Benfica, which battled to a 0-0 draw at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on Thursday, which was just good enough to progress after the Portuguese champ had won the first-leg 2-1 in Lisbon.

After the game, Juve coach Antonio Conte was in defiant mood. The former Bianconeri midfielder insisted that the best team had not won, while complaining bitterly about referee Mark Clattenburg and Benfica’s time-wasting tactics. “The team that least deserved it went through,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s a shame, as these games are right on the limit, Benfica obstructed us at every turn and the referee allowed them to do it. He gave six minutes of stoppages when we were already three in without playing, so it took us for a ride,” he said, before adding: “It’s a shame, as with two shots on target over two legs Benfica went through. Over the two games Juventus certainly deserved to go through.”

The Europa League final will be at the Juventus Stadium on May 14 between Sevilla and Benfica.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Blind Injury Not as Bad as Feared     
Manchester United on Thursday was boosted by the news that defender Daley Blind will be out ...
Parma Deducted Points for Missing Payments    
Serie A club Parma will be deducted between one and six points this season for failing ...
MLS MVP Finalists Still Alive     
For the first time since 2010, all three MLS MVP finalists still have a chance of ...
Toure, Ivory Coast Confirm AFCON Participation     
Manchester City will increase its efforts to extend Frank Lampard's loan from New York City FC ...
Marseille Officials Implicated in Raids     
Ligue 1 leader Marseille is still in shock after fifteen current and past officials at the ...
Report: Qatari Whistleblower Fears for Safety     
Former Qatar 2022 bid worker Phaedra Almajid fears for her safety after FIFA ethics judge Joachim ...
Report: FIFA's Anti-Corruption Case in 'Disarray'    
FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia are meeting on Thursday to discuss the ...
Boca, River Square off in Copa Sudamericana Semis    
Buenos Aires archrivals River Plate and Boca Juniors are set to meet in the Copa Sudamericana ...
Report: Real to Receive $2 Million for Modric's Injury     
AS reports that FIFA will compensate Real Madrid with 1.6 million euros ($2 million) for the ...
Liverpool's Sturridge Out Six Weeks     
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has picked up yet another injury and is now set to miss ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives