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      25.04.2014 09:27 - in: Europa League S

      Marchisio's three reasons for optimism

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      The midfielder shared his thoughts after defeat at Benfica: if Juve are to make it through to the final, they must play as they did in Lisbon, minus the mistakes which can prove fatal in Europe

      "We feel confident because we got a goal here, because we produced a good performance and because we'll be playing at home." Three reasons for Claudio Marchisio to be optimistic despite being on the losing side at the Estadio da Luz tonight. The Juve midfielder reeled them off with an air of confidence and is clearly in a positive mood ahead of next Thursday's return leg.

      All the same, Juventus will need to avoid the little slip-ups that enabled Benfica to score twice tonight. Two goals which came from their only two shots on target.

      Speaking to reporters after the match, Marchisio continued: "It's never going to be easy when you concede barely a minute into the game, we're fully aware of that. We didn't let it get us down though. We kept playing at a high tempo in the first half and also in the second, when we created more chances.

      "We did risk getting caught on the counter a few times and that's why we have to pay attention to every little detail. In Europe you can pay even for the smallest mistakes."

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