Match Venue: Estadio da Luz
Match Date: 13 April 2016
The probability of sweeping Benfica that easy will be in favor of Bayern who is expected to have their fifth consecutive appearance on the semifinals of UEFA Champions League. On their first meet up for final four slot the German team gets to have a clean sheet over their rival, same scenario is about to happen. The war is on as Bayern tries to hold on in the competition and secure another triumphant win.
The Portugal boss wants to ensure that they will be able to provide the same intensity that their opponents have. Though there’s no question about the defense of the club, the team has struggles to convert a goal on game one which lead to a devastating win. Their good rally o Portuguese Primeira Liga is way different on Champions League, yet Benfica will try to give a tough fight to their visitors in hope of advancing to the next round of the competition.
The advantage of being on their home court will help them to become highly motivated in this game. Midfielder Pizzi stated that it will be a difficult campaign but they will work hard from the start to the last minute of the competition. They will make sure that their supporters will be able to enjoy this match.
Meanwhile, the team will play without Jonas who is currently suspended after their clash at Allianz Arena. Julio Cesar and Nuno Santos will be out of the competition due to some injuries.
Pep Guardiola’s men have managed to secure a momentum win over Benfica after an early goal that Arturo Vidal made on their first meet up for semis. The Bavarian itself expects that this will not be an easy match since their opponent will surely try to make a comeback. The Bundesliga leader guarantee that this fight will be more exciting compared to the first one.
Scoring as many goals as possible will be the target of the squad, so that they can have the victorious win in the end. Bayern will play without Jerome Boateng, Holger Badstuber and Arjen Robben because of injury issues. Kingsley Coman and Medhi Benatia will not be able to play as well. With the missing players that German giant have it will definitely be hard for them to have an easy win.
A draw result is highly anticipated in this match, Bayern is expected to advance on the next level. This match will be a do or die game for both teams. Both Benfica and Bayern will be playing without the important players on the squad and this will be a huge challenge.
Bayern Munich 1.67
Score: Benfica 1-1 Bayern
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