Benfica’s crunch Champions League clash against Juventus to go ahead without goal-line technology as maintenance works at the Estadio da Luz has made it ‘dysfunctional’
- Benfica face Juventus in a crunch Group H clash in Lisbon on Tuesday night
- Champions League ties are supposed to go ahead with goal-line technology
- However, works at the Estadio da Luz have made the system ‘dysfunctional’
UEFA have confirmed that Benfica’s Champions League clash against Juventus will go ahead without goal-line technology.
The two sides are scheduled to meet in Lisbon on Tuesday night in a crunch Group H showdown.
All matches in UEFA’s premier competition are supposed to go ahead with goal-line technology.
Benfica’s Champions League tie against Juventus will go ahead without goal-line technology
But UEFA revealed that works being carried out on Benfica’s Estadio da Luz have made the goal-line technology dysfunctional.
In a statement they said: ‘Ahead of the UEFA Champions League match between SL Benfica and Juventus, the home club – without the knowledge of UEFA and UEFA”s goal-line technology supplier – commissioned works in the Estadio do SL Benfica, which made the installed goal-line technology system dysfunctional.
‘Unfortunately it will not be possible to replace and install a new system in time for the match and therefore the match will go ahead without the use of goal-line technology as per the Uefa Champions League regulations.’
Benfica go into the game in second place on eight points after four matches – level with PSG. Meanwhile, Juventus need a win to keep alive their hopes of reaching the last 16.
Works being carried out on Estadio da Luz have made the goal-line technology dysfunctional