UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Benfica live
The return leg of the Champions league kicks start as Bayern Munich welcome Benfica at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Polish referee Scyman Marciniak will be officiating the game with kick off time scheduled to be 20:00 GMT. Bayern will be hoping for another win over Benfica after their away leg triumph.
Bayern Munich are top of the Champions League group E table with 9 point; they have won all their games. Bayern Munich are without one of the most dominant teams in Europe this season; they have one defeat and 4 wins in their last 5 games.
Benfica, on the other hand, are second on the Champions League group G table with 4 points with their only victory coming against Barcelona. Benfica have had quite an inconsistent run of games; two wins, two draws and a defeat in their last five games.
So far, both teams have met five times, all in the Champions League. However, Benfica’s best was a 2-2 draw in 2016, they played at home during that game.
It looks like the odds are in Bayern’s favour as they are favourites to win this game. They displayed a brilliant performance in the first leg and it is likely they will repeat it today.
Bayern Munich XI: Neuer; Pavard, Nianzou, Upamecano, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Gnabry, Sane, Coman; Lewandowski
Benfica XI: Vlachodimas; Morato, Vertonghen, Verissimo, Junior; Meite, Mario, Grimaldo; Everton, Yaremchuk, Pizzi