The Azzurri fell 3-1 to last seasonâ€™s finalists.
â€śClearly the penalty changed everything. I think we put in a great performance against one of Europeâ€™s top clubs. To start like that a goal down after 10 minutes, then we conceded a second just after we had the chance to equalise.
â€śThe side showed character, intensity and played at a good level,â€ť said Benitez.
"Did we allow Borussia too many scoring opportunities? Thatâ€™s because we were chasing the game.
â€śWe need to think positive. This is a team that is still growing and for long periods tonight we had the kind of performance I want to see in Serie A."
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