Benfica started their Uefa Champions league campaign with a draw against Dymano Kyiv and continued to convincingly beat FC Barcelona by 3-0. Their defensive setup was admirable, and they had an amazing attacking force that can quickly turn defense into attach.
Rafa Silva and Darwin Nunez made it very difficult for defenders to abandon their positions as their pace was always threatening.
Benfica vs Bayern Munich was one of the matches that will be talked about for a long time. No one plays against Bayern and exerts the kind of energy Benfica exerted and still comes out with a win.
Bayern Munich started on the front foot knocking on the door in the early minutes of the game, but Benfica were able to hold them off with their impressive defensive work.
Bayern found it very difficult to break through the lines of their host but kept pushing. In the 43’ of the first half, Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern Munich but a check from VAR ruled it handball. Benfica also had their own turn as Manuel Neuer delivered some excellent saves to ensure his team keeps their clean sheet intact.
The first half ended goalless with the win percentages tilting in the favour of Benfica after they started knocking on the door of Bayern in the second hand. Their defensive life remained resolute with another goal from Thomas Muller been ruled offside.
Leroy Sane who was spectacular on the night flipped in from a freekick to give Bayern the opener against Benfica in Lisbon.
The pressure was now on Benfica who chased an equalizer but didn’t materialize, in the 80’ Everton scored an own goal to give Bayern Munich a cushion. In the turn of events, the match that looked to be heading for a draw now started looking like a whooping.
2’ after Everton’s own goal, Robert Lewandowski netted his goal for the night putting hid team in a three-goal lead.
The Bavarians showed no mercy as they kept pushing until Leroy Sane added his second for the night in the 84’ to secure all three points for Bayern Munich as they maintain their 100% winning record in group E.