Champions League • Group E
  • 2nd Half
  • Benfica
  • FC Bayern Munich
  • SabitzerTolisso
    86'
  • HernándezRichards
    86'
  • ComanMusiala
    86'
  • Sané
    84'
  • Lewandowski
    82'
  • João MárioTaarabt
    81'
  • NúñezRamos
    81'
  • SilvaPizzi
    80'
  • Everton (o.g.)
    80'
  • MüllerStanisic
    77'
  • YaremchukEverton
    76'
  • Sané
    70'
  • PavardGnabry
    66'
  • Hernández
    59'
  • Upamecano
    56'
  • João Mário
    51'
  • 1st Half
  • Benfica
  • FC Bayern Munich
  • Otamendi
    45'
  • AlmeidaGonçalves
    40'
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Benfica - FC Bayern Munich

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FULL TIME

What a result for Bayern in the end. Thanks for following the match with us.

86'

Musiala, Tolisso and Richards come on for Coman, Sabitzer and Hernandez.

85'

GOAL FOR BAYERN! Incredible. Again Gnabry is involved playing in Stanisic on the right wing and he pulled back for Sane to sidefoot home.

83'

GOAL FOR BAYERN! This is so unfair. Gnabry found Sane in the box and he was a little fortunate to get the ball come back to him after an attempted flick and then side-footed square to Lewandowski to finish.

81'

Taarabt and Ramos come on for Joao Mario and Nunez for Benfica.

80'

GOAL FOR BAYERN! An own goal doubles the score. Gnabry got to the by-line and seemed to run out of ideas but hopefully guides the ball towards Muller Everton cannot direct his header away from his own goal.

79' 

A great run from Coman starting on the left wing then curring inside Vertonghen before firing over the crossbar.

77'

Stanisic comes on for Muller and Everton replaces Yaremchuk for Benfica

74' 

The ball comes to Coman on the edge of the box but his shot was high over the bar.

71'

Just before the goal Gnabry came on for Pavard.

70'

GOAL FOR BAYERN! Sane gets his free kick right on this occasion. Curling the ball over the wall and out of the reach of Vlachodimos. A great free kick.

68' 

Yaremchuk has a great chance running into the area down the inside right channel but skewed his effort wide of the target.

64' 

Another good cross from the right from Muller who smartly got behind the defence from a throw in but Lewandowski's header is over the bar.

62' 

Muller puts in a fine cross from the right flank but Lewandowski just couldn't get on the end of the centre.

57'

Upamecano is booked for a foul on Yaremchuk.

55' 

Great save from Neuer! Goncalves has been ripped apart by Coman in his own penalty area but going forward he is a threat himself and turned inside Hernandez before aiming a shot towards the top corner but Neuer tipped wide diving high to his right.

53'

GOAL RULED OUT! Coman was slightly offside when the ball was played over the top - just his trailing boot. Muller remains on 49 Champions League goals.

52'

GOAL FOR BAYERN! Muller turns home a scrappy goal from short range after Coman again caused havoc down the left, beating the right back then pulling back to Sane. His shot was saved but then Muller turned home.

49' 

Muller hits the post! He was just offside, though they would have checked it on VAR. Suele lobbed the ball over the top and the Bayern living legend hit an exceptional first time left-footed volley which had the keeper beaten but came back off the near post.

47'

Off the post! Coman's cross finds Pavard on the edge of the box and he fires a shot at goal which the Benfica keeper pushes high against the far post.

46'

Benfica get us back underway...

HALF TIME

An entertaining half, Bayern with the better of it but Benfica certainly dangerous especially through Nunez.

45+2' 

A coming together from Vertonghen and Pavard an the Belgian looks hurt.

45'

Booking for Otamendi who follows through on Kimmich after a block tackle.

44' 

No booking for Lewandowski for handball. I think the referee right there. Coman was barely five yards away from him. I think he was trying to turn his chest to guide it in.

43'

GOAL FOR BAYERN! Lewandowski turns in Coman's close-range cross from the by-line, it looks like turned it home with his chest.....no, it was off the arm, surely VAR disallow it.....yes, they do.

40'

Almeida limps off to be replaced by Goncalves.

39' 

Sane receives the ball just in the Benfica half and as everyone backs off he takes it to the penalty area D before striking low at goal but with Vlachodimos beaten it agonisingly rolls just wide of the post.

37' 

Sabitzer shoots from long range but is wide of the target.

33'

Great save from Neuer. Nunez couldn't bring the ball down when beyond the Bayern defence, but then turned inside Suele, who was getting dangerously handsy with the Uruguayan, and then unleashed a rocket which the German keeper dived to his left and parried over the bar.

31' 

Sane does well to cover in his own box as Nunez looked dangerous and tried to race into the Benfica half but overran the ball and Otamendi hoofed away.

26' 

Nunez is brought down by Sule adjacent to the box by the touchline and the Bayern defender lucky not to pick up a yellow card.

25' 

Otamendi and Vertonghen tag-team Lewandowski and leave him nursing a sore back.

22' 

The ex Man City forward kicks over the wall but it comes nowhere near to dipping towards the goal.

20' 

Bayern have a free kick 25 yards from goal and Sane is lining it up.

15' 

All of a sudden Benfica now have confidence to take hold of the ball in the opposition half and push Bayern back.

13' 

Finally Benfica in attack and Rafa dinks a perect cross back from the by-line and Yaremchuk stretching cannot direct his head at goal and collides with Nunez.

9' 

Another fine cross from Coman and Lewandowski beats his man to the header but it is straight at the Benfica keeper who parries away.

5' 

Bayern could have had another as Sane runs through on goal but he skewed his effort wide of the target.

2'

What a chance! A lovely dink from Coman over the top for Lewandowski but Vlachodimos saves his volley. The flag went up but I think the Pole was just onside.

1'

Bayern get us underway...

19:56 

A tremendous atmosphere in the Stadium of Light as the players come out.

19:52 

Benfica are generally 5/1 and Bayern 1/2 despite the visitors' injury problems. Never good to bet against Bayern but maybe today is the day?

19:44 

Bayern naturally have won both their games scoring eight and conceding none.

19:39 

After drawing the first game against Dynamo Kiev, Benfica come into this match full of confidence after thrashing Barcelona 3-0.

19:31 

Benfica have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six matches in the Champions League, while Bayern have scored two in 20 of their last 23. Something has to give there...

19:23 

Bayern have won an astonishing 21 of their last 23 matches in the Champions League. Their outs today make them as vulnerable as they ever are in a group game perhaps.

19:19 

Bayern have been forced to shuffle their pack for this match. Benjamin Pavard comes into the defence for the injured Alphonso Davies, while Marcel Sabitzer starts in place of the ill Leon Goretzka in midfield. In the forward line, Kingsley Coman is preferred to Serge Gnabry who is on the bench.

19:09 

There is just one change for Benfica from the side which beat Barcelona last time out with Andre Almeida starting in place of Valentino Lazaro.

19:01 

And this is the Bayern side who will start at the Estadio da Luz in just under an hour...

19:00 

This is the Benfica side who will face Bayern tonight...

18:58 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's coverage of the Champions League match between Benfica and Bayern Munich. I'm Ciaran Baynes and I'll be following the game with you.