Last Updated: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:05
Maxi Pereira has warned Chelsea that Benfica are confident they can still progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou scored the only goal of last night's first leg in Lisbon to leave the Portuguese side with plenty of work to do in the return at Stamford Bridge.
Benfica had their chances to take something from the game, with a powerful Jardel header forcing a sharp save from Petr Cech while they had some claims for a second-half penalty when a Pereira cross struck John Terry's hand at close quarters.
Chelsea expertly weathered the storm before Kalou's 75th-minute winner, but Pereira believes his side showed enough to suggest all is not lost.
"We did not deserve to be beaten 1-0 after that match," he told the club's official website. "It seemed to me also that there was a penalty but that is football.
"I am sure we can still progress. The team usually plays well and we will go into the second leg with hope because this is not over."
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