Bayern Munich has quite the challenge on their hands when they face Benfica in a Champions League quarterfinals match on April 5. The squad from Portugal is on a hot streak. Will they leave the German team in flames? HollywoodLife.com wants you to see this game so click to watch!
It’s getting down to the wire in the Champions League, and Bayern Munich pulled off an epic comeback on Juventus to advance to the quarterfinals. Now, they have to try to get by the scorching hot Benfica squad, who has won their last eight games in a row!
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Perhaps the home-field advantage will give Bayern Munich the edge it needs when Der FCB hosts the Aguias for the first-of-two quarterfinal games on April 5. The Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, may not be big enough for the action when the game kicks off at 2:45 P.M. EST, so after you’re done checking out these hot soccer hunks, be ready to watch every thrilling second.
“This game is dangerous,” Bayern Munich’s midfielder Mario Gotze, 23, said, according to SkySports. “We have to remind ourselves what we experienced in Porto last year.” Bayern suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands to FC Porto, and falling behind at this stage of the Champions League could lead to elimination. Show your Bayern Munich pride by getting an official jersey here.
Benfica has reached the quarterfinals for the first time in four years, but according to manager Rui Vitoria, 45, they’re looking to go all the way. “We go into this game knowing our opponents are candidates to win the Champions League,” he said, according to the Daily Mail, “but we won’t be backing down.” If you think Benfica are going to the finals, be sure you have your official S.L. Benficia jersey when they do!
This match will not be easy for Munich, as even Bayern’s manager, Josep “Pep” Guardiola, 45, sees the Portuguese squad as the favorites, according to UEFA.com. After all, the team is on an eight-game winning streak, having won 19 of their last 20 outings. With SLB playing so well, they might make the semifinals for the first time in 26 years.
Bayern Munich will go into this game without Arjen Robben, 32, who has suffered a groin injury. However, Benfica will have to make it through the game without goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 36, and defenders Lisandro Lopez, 33, and Luisao, 35. Plus, Bayern Munich has defeated Benfica during their past three encounters in European competition. Needless to say, it’s anyone game – and it should be exciting to watch!
Who do you think will win this game, HollywoodLifers? Bayern Munich or Benfica?