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Bayern beat Benfica and march unstoppable to the round of 16

Bayern beat Benfica and march unstoppable to the round of 16

Bayern Munich thrashed Benfica (0-4) with four goals in 14 minutes, from 70 to 84, and remains the immaculate leader of Group E with 12 goals scored and none conceded, so they have a pass to the quarterfinals in their pocket. , after the first three days in which he adds 9 points.

The defeat of Benfica, second with 4 points, gives oxygen to a Barcelona that defeated Dynamo Kiev (1-0), for which they added their first three points.

The first chance of the match was for Sané in minute 5, who managed to overwhelm Benfica’s forward defense and, after being left alone against Vlachodimos, the cross shot went wide.

The Bavarians dominated and the first for Lewandowski was finished off with a head after a cross from the left that Greek international Odysseas Vlachodimos took with reflexes, who defended the goal of Germany in the sub-21 category, since he was born in Stuttgart, a club in the it was formed until it was signed by the Hellenic Panathinaicos.

Benfica continued with the same daring as when they received Barcelona (3-0), with high pressure and with Rafa Silva as the best formula to harm the German defense.

In the 28th minute, Coman left a “delicatessen” on the right wing, after dodging several defenders and concluded the play alone with a good cross shot that goalkeeper Vlachodimos cleared for a corner.

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Benfica countered in the 32nd. Against the Uruguayan Darwin Núñez who fired a whip in the area that forced Neuer to star in one of the best saves of the day.

The game had a lot of rhythm and in the 38th, Sané again threatened Bayern’s 10th, who at speed planted himself on the edge of the area and took a very placed shot that passed by licking the base of the post.

In 39, the first setback for Benfica, who was left without their right winger, André Almeida, replaced by Diogo Gonçalves.

The first intervention of the VAR, in 42, after Coman’s center on the right that Lewandowski finished off inside the small area with his arm at the back of the net. The goal did not go up to the scoreboard.

It came with a draw at half-time and at the restart Bayern came out very plugged with a clear chance in 47, after a shot by Frenchman Benjamin Pavard, who, after the clearance with the Greek goalkeeper’s foot, the ball went to the post.

The Germans managed to surround Benfica and in the 51st, Coman’s great play with a «cow tail» included within the area to Diogo Gonçalves, who ended up at the back of the net after a rebound that Müller took advantage of, although the goal was canceled by French Coman offside.

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And when those from Munich pressed the most, an excellent move by Diogo Gonçalves on the right who planted himself in the area and on foot changed he put together a shot that forced Neuer to stretch, who cleared the ball with a changed hand.

If the party had left excellent technical gestures on both sides, in 64 Grimaldo left his signature with a pipe.

In 67, new against Benfica, in this case on the right wing and starring the Ukrainian Yaremchuk, who went at speed from Upamecano and achieved a cross shot that went away.

The first goal came in 69 and was made by Leroy Sané from a foul. Throwing from 23 meters with a parable in which the goalkeeper was able to do something else, despite the good shot.

And the blow for the incarnated came in the 79th minute, after a play on the right that Gnabry centered and that the Brazilian Everton, who just entered, cleared head to the back of the net and ended up scoring his own goal.

Bayern were unleashed and two minutes later Lewandowski scored his goal of the night, after pushing a ball into the small area that Sané served him.

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The scoring festival continued and with a sudden counter in 84 Bayern scored the final 0-4 after a play on the right by Stanisic, who crossed back so that Sané scored his second of the night.

With this victory, Bayern, who have won their three games, have a foot and a half in the round of 16, while Benfica is second with 4 points, one more than Barcelona.

Match sheet

0 – Benfica: Vlachodimos, Otamendi, Veríssimo, Vertonghen, André Almeida, João Mário (Taarabt, min. 81), Weigl, Grimaldo; Rafa Silva (Pizzi, min. 80), Darwin (Gonçalo Ramos, min. 81) and Yaremchuk (Everton, min. 75).

3 – Bayern Munich: Neuer, Pavard (Gnabry, min. 66), Süle, Upamecano, Lucas Hernández (Omar Richards, min. 85), Sabitzer (Tolisso, min. 86), Kimmich, Coman (Jamal Musiala, min. 86), Müller (Stanisic , min. 76), Sané and Lewandowski.

Goals: 0-1, min. 70: Sané; 0-2, min. 79: Everton (pp); 0-3, min. 81: Lewandowski; 0-4, min. 84: Sané.

Referee: Ovidiu Hategan (Romania), who admonished Otamendi, João Mário, Upamecano, Lucas Hernández

Incidents: Match of the third day of Group E of the Champions League played at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, which completed its capacity. EFE (HN)

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