Lisbon Benfica vs Bayern Munich
Estadio Da Luz, Lisbon – Wednesday, 13 April 2016 – 20:45.
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Bayern Munich and Benfica are set to go head-to-head in the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they prepare to meet for the first time since 1995. Bayern have won four of the previous six meetings between the teams and they are odds on favourites to get the better of the Portuguese outfit, who have been a surprise package this term.
Bayern will hope to pick up a big win in the first leg at their Allianz Arena home on Tuesday 5th April before they travel to Portugal for the second leg on Wednesday 13th April.
For the second straight year, Bayern Munich will be travelling to Portugal in April, drawing defending Liga NOS champions Benfica in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Benfica currently sit two points ahead of Sporting CP in Portugal after winning their 34th league championship last season. They defeated Russian club Zenit St Petersburg to reach the quarter-finals this season thanks to two late goals from Nicolás Gaitán and Jonas. It is the first time since 2011/12 that Benfica have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Though both clubs have a long track record of European success, the two have only met twice in European competition. They last played each other in 1981 in the second round of the European Champion Clubs’ Cup, a tie in which Bayern advanced 4-1 on aggregate. Bayern have advanced past Benfica twice, but have never scored in Lisbon.
Bayern will host the first leg on April 5, the first time they have hosted the first leg of a Champions League tie since their treble season in 2012/13. Lisbon Benfica vs Bayern Munich to Lisbon on April 12 for the second leg.
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