December 4, 2021

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Bayern returns to punish Benfica with Lewandowski treble and is already guaranteed in the knockout

Bayern returns to punish Benfica with Lewandowski treble and is already guaranteed in the knockout

Jorge Jesus’ side were again crushed by the Germans, who continued their 100% success in Group E and now have a guaranteed place in the Champions League knockout stage.


this tuesday (2) Bayern Munich Once again he had no mercy against Benfica by Jorge Jesus. At the Allianz Arena in Germany, in a match valid for the fourth round of the group stage Champions League, in Group E, the Bavarians defeated the Portuguese again, by 5 to 2, and secured an early place in the knockout stage of European competition.

The game has already started after being busy. From the first minutes, both teams really sought the goal, with a certain dominance from Bayern Munich, who had the best chances.

In the 14th minute, the visitors hit the net and a Brazilian. After a corner kick, defender Lucas Verissimo completed it to the goal after Pizzi’s touch and scored. However, since he was in an erratic position, the target was cancelled.

Then, in the 26th minute, the Bavarians finally opened the scoring. After a good movement, with several touches on the ball, Koeman received it on the left, diagonal of the mark and across the area. Lewandowski, opportunistic as always, headed for a 1-0 win and, ironically, left Lucas Verissimo in second place.

Less than 10 minutes later, the Germans expanded with Gnabry, in a goal that also included participation the left. Inside the area, he played the number 9 shirt for his attacking partner, who literally only pushed him to the back of the net. Bayern 2-0.

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In the 38th minute, Benfica also had an opponent with another Brazilian defender, Felipe Morato, heading in after a free kick exercise for Grimaldo.

And the emotions of the first half did not stop there. In the 45th minute, after reviewing the VAR, the referee scored a penalty kick in favor of VAR, after touching Lucas Verissimo’s ball inside the area. The defender also took a yellow card for the move.

But fortunately for the Portuguese, Lewandowski hit the kick very poorly and goalkeeper Flashodemos saved it. With that, both teams went into the second half with a 2-1 score on the scoreboard.

On the way back from the first half, Bayern printed the same rhythm as in the first half, and after 3 minutes, he reached the third goal with Leroy Sane. The striker received a header from Alphonso Davies and inflated the net with a plane.

In the 15th minute, Lewandowski substituted himself for the missed penalty and scored his second goal in the match, a beautiful goal. After a long throw, Sane pulled off a counter-attack and played for the number 9, leaving midfielder Mette behind and playing elegantly over the Benfica goalkeeper. 4-1 Bayern Munich.

In the 28th minute, Darwin Nunez, who had just entered the match in a vacant place Yarmashuk, received it from Joao Mario and played low between Manuel Neuer’s legs, scoring again for Benfica, who made the score 4-2.

In the 39th minute, Bayern still had time to score again with Robert Lewandowski. The Poles received it from Neuer, who saw him free, and again played Archer Benfica. With the goal, the shirt scored 9 hat-tricks and crushed the Germans 5-2.

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Tournament mode

With this victory, Bayern went to 12 points in Group E and remains in the lead alone, now eight points behind Benfica, who fell to third place in the group, with 4 points, after winning. Barcelona , Then the third place, above the lantern Dynamo Kiev, also this Tuesday.

O Way: Robert Lewandowski

Although the penalty kick was missed at the end of the first half, the Bayern 9 jersey was the highlight of the match. By the 35th minute, he had already hit the net and assisted Gnabry’s goal, the second for the Germans in the match. In the last stage, he scored two more goals, leaving the Allianz Arena with three goals in his account.

Bayern ‘nails’ early spot in knockout

With the win at home, the Bavarians went to 12 points and are already guaranteed in the round of 16 of the Champions League, which Benfica, who are third in Group E with four points, can no longer reach. In addition, their group performance remains impeccable: four wins in four matches so far.

Lucas Verissimo has a ‘to-forget’ Champions League night

The Brazilian defender, one of coach Jorge Jesus’ trusted men in the Benfica squad, did not perform well. In the first half, his team conceded a goal after the defender failed to score, which saw Lewandowski score behind his back. Then he committed a penalty kick after touching the ball inside the area.

Upcoming games

Benfica returns to the field on Sunday (7), at 6:15 pm, at home against Braga, round 11 of Portuguese Championship, broadcast directly and exclusively by ESPN No Star +.

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The day before, on Saturday (6), at 11:30 am, the Bavarians receive Freiburg, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, for German Championship.

data sheet

Bayern Munich 5 x 2 Benfica

Objectives: Bayern: Lewandowski (26′, 61′, 84′), Gnabry (32′), Leroy Sané (49′); Benfica: Morato (38 minutes) and Darwin Nunez (74 minutes)

Bayern: News; Pavard, Nyanzo, Upamecano e Davies (Omar Richards); Goretzka e Kimmich (Sabitzer); Gnabry (Sarr), Coman (Musiala) e Leroy Sané (Thomas Müller); Robert Lewandowski. idiomatic: Julian Nagelsmann.

Benfica: flachodemus ; Lucas Verissimo, Vertonghen and Felipe Morato; Gilberto, Mitti, Joao Mario (Paulo Bernardo) and Grimaldo (Goncalo Ramos); Pizzi (Rafa Silva), Everton (Diogo Gonçalves), and Yarmeczuk (Darwin Nunez). idiomatic: Jorge Jesus.