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Champions League: FC Bayern München estinguishes Benfica 5-2 after playing a great match

SCHWABMüNCHEN. FC Bayern München demolishes Benfica 5-2 with goals of

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SCHWABMüNCHEN. FC Bayern München demolishes Benfica 5-2 with goals of R. Lewandowski (26′), S. Gnabry (32′), L. Sane (49′), R. Lewandowski (61′) and R. Lewandowski (84′). On the other side, Benfica scored with ​ Morato (38′), D. Nunez (75′). FC Bayern München was vastly superior ball possession (65%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

R. Lewandowski missed a penalty (45′) for FC Bayern München.​

The match was held at the Domus Regiobau Arena Stadium in Schwabmünchen on Tuesday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Szymon Marciniak who was helped by Pawel Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz. The 4th official was Tomasz Musial. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 2.5 degrees Celsius or 36.43 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 89%.​

Match Statistics

FC Bayern München was in firm control of the ball 65% while Benfica was struggling with a 35% ball possession.

FC Bayern München was more aggressive with 70 dangerous attacks and 25 shots of which 12 were on target. Which is one of the reasons FC Bayern München won the match.

FC Bayern München shot 25 times, 12 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Benfica shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target.


FC Bayern München received 2 yellow cards (D. Upamecano and T. Nianzou). On the opposite side, Benfica received 1 yellow card (Lucas Verissimo).

After this match, FC Bayern München will have 12 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Benfica will stay with 4 points to move up in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 16'

    L. Verissimo da Silva (Goal Disallowed)

  • 26'

    R. Lewandowski

  • 32'

    S. Gnabry

    R. Lewandowski

  • 38'


  • 45'

    Lucas Verissimo

  • 45'

    R. Lewandowski

  • 49'

    L. Sane

    A. Davies

  • 51'

    D. Upamecano

  • 61'

    R. Lewandowski

    L. Sane

  • 64'

    D. Nunez

    R. Yaremchuk

  • 64'

    R. Silva


  • 64'

    D. Goncalves


  • 64'

    J. Musiala

    K. Coman

  • 64'

    O. Richards

    A. Davies

  • 69'

    T. Nianzou

  • 71'

    M. Sabitzer

    J. Kimmich

  • 72'

    T. Muller

    L. Sane

  • 75'

    D. Nunez

    J. Mario

  • 77'

    G. Ramos

    A. Grimaldo

  • 77'

    P. Bernardo

    J. Mario

  • 84'

    R. Lewandowski

    M. Neuer

  • 85'

    B. Sarr

    S. Gnabry

Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, FC Bayern München will play away against Dynamo Kyiv on the 23rd of November with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of FC Bayern München (0 draws).

Benfica will play away against FC Barcelona on the 23rd of November with a 2-1 head to head record in favor of FC Barcelona (2 draws).

FC Bayern München: Formation and Lineups

FC Bayern München started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Dino Toppmöller chose to play with the following team: Manuel Neuer (6.4), Benjamin Pavard (6.8), Dayot Upamecano (6.8), Tanguy Nianzou (6.6), Alphonso Davies (7.6), Leon Goretzka (7.8), Joshua Kimmich (7.4), Kingsley Coman (8.1), Serge Gnabry (7.1), Leroy Sané (8.4) and Robert Lewandowski (10.0).


FC Bayern München made 5 changes: K. Coman for J. Musiala (64′), A. Davies for O. Richards (64′), J. Kimmich for M. Sabitzer (71′), L. Sane for T. Muller (72′) and S. Gnabry for B. Sarr (85′).

Top player: Leroy Sané

Probably the most impressive player in FC Bayern München was Leroy Sané.

His rating is (8.4) with 1 goal, 30 passes (86% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 3. He performed 1 cross.

Benfica: Formation and Lineups

Benfica started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the opposite side, Jorge Fernando Pinheiro de Jesus played with: Odysseas Vlachodimos (7.2), Lucas Veríssimo (6.0), Jan Vertonghen (5.8), Felipe Morato (6.6), Gilberto (6.7), Soualiho Meïté (6.4), João Mário (6.2), Alejandro Grimaldo (6.4), Pizzi (6.3), Everton (6.1) and Roman Yaremchuk (6.4).


Benfica made 5 changes: R. Yaremchuk for D. Nunez (64′), Pizzi for R. Silva (64′), Everton for D. Goncalves (64′), A. Grimaldo for G. Ramos (77′) and J. Mario for P. Bernardo (77′).

Best player: Odysseas Vlachodimos

The player that probably impressed the most for Benfica was the goalkeeper: Odysseas Vlachodimos. His rating is 7.21. He saved 1 penalty. He performed 7 saves.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League

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