Champions League second favorites Bayern Munich travel to Lisbon to face off against Benfica in the quarter-final of the Champions League on Apr. 13 at 2.45 p.m. EST. The Bavarians lead 1-0 from the first leg, so there’s still all to play for in this second leg tie. Click to watch the live stream!
Can they overcome the odds? It was a big task in the first place when they were drawn against the mighty German champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. That task was made even harder after losing the first leg at the Allianz Arena 1-0. Can the team from Lisbon overturn the odds? Click down for the live stream to find out!
Bayern Munich have been tipped by many experts to go as far as Barcelona and Real Madrid in this season’s tournament, and boast a number of high-profile talents in their squad, including Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery and Robert Lewandowski. If these guys play well you don’t need to be a genius quizmaster to know it won’t get well for Benfica.
But Benfica will be buoyed that they only lost the first game 1-0, and in the return leg at the Stadium of Light they will play with a lot of attacking freedom being the team that isn’t expected to progress. They only need to win by 2 goals to get through, but can’t afford to concede one because then this tie will be over!
The Eagles will also have precarious teenage talent Renato Sanches in their midfield. The top talent is wanted by a host of Premier League teams and is capable of a moment of sublime magic that can decide any game. Bayern will have to keep on their toes if they want to keep him under wraps.
Bayern Munich triumphed in the first game, with a narrow 1-0 win, thanks to a headed goal by Chilean midfield dynamo Arturo Vidal. Will he get on the scoresheet again?
It’s hard to imagine a semi-final of the Champions League without Bayern Munich, since they’re normally a permanent fixture in the last four. They will surely be too strong for this Benfica team.
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