The away match against Paris Saint-Germain in the first round of the group stage was presumably the most difficult for Juventus. They fought for the equalizer, but in the end lost the match. In Serie A, they welcomed Salernitana in the last round, where they took only a 2:2 draw, with a disallowed goal by Milik in the last second, which was a scandalous decision. With only one win in the last 6 matches in all competitions, they welcomed Portuguese Benfica with many problems in the team. Coach Allegri can’t count on Locatelli, Alex Sandro, Rabiot, Pogba, Chiesa, Szczesny, Kaio Jorge, Ake and Peeters. Benfica finished in 3rd place in the Portuguese Championship (season 2021/22), and started from the third qualifying round, overcoming Midtjylland with two wins (4:1 home, 1:3 away). In the playoffs, Benfica took two wins against Dynamo Kyiv (0:2 on Polish neutral ground and 3:0 in Lisbon) and won the ticket to the group stage of the Champions League. They makes a fresh start with Roger Schmidt at the bench and are in amazing form, counting 10 wins in as many official matches, and 6 wins in their friendlies. They opened the group stage with easy 2:0 win against Maccabi Haifa, and should give their best to win at least a point.