Benfica vs Juventus: No goal-line technology at the Champions League match due to stadium works

Benfica commissioned works at the Estadio da Luz "without the knowledge of UEFA and UEFA's goal-line technology supplier", UEFA said in a statement.

Goal line technology will be absent at the Estadio da Luz because of construction work taking place at the stadium. (Representative Image)

Goal line technology will be absent at the Estadio da Luz because of construction work taking place at the stadium. (Representative Image) | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Benfica commissioned works at the Estadio da Luz "without the knowledge of UEFA and UEFA's goal-line technology supplier", UEFA said in a statement.

The Champions League clash between Benfica and Juventus on Tuesday will be played without goal-line technology due to works at the Portuguese club's stadium, UEFA has said.

Benfica commissioned works at the Estadio da Luz "without the knowledge of UEFA and UEFA's goal-line technology supplier", European football's governing body said in a statement on Tuesday, which made the goal-line technology system dysfunctional.

The works included replacement of the giant screens, installation of LED lighting and a new sound system, Benfica said on its website.

"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," UEFA said.

Juventus, wh]ich is third in Group H on three points, must beat Benfica to have any hope of reaching the knockout stage.

A win for the Portuguese, second on eight points with leader Paris St Germain, would guarantee a last-16 spot.

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