Benfica
    SL Benfica
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    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:0)
    1. goal
      70'Sané
    2. goal
      80'Éverton (OG)
    3. goal
      82'Lewandowski
    4. goal
      85'Sané
    1. goal
      70'Sané
    2. goal
      80'Éverton (OG)
    3. goal
      82'Lewandowski
    4. goal
      85'Sané
    1. yellow card
      45'Nicolás Otamendi
    2. yellow card
      51'João Mário
    Benfica
    SL Benfica
    Final
    04
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:0)
    1. yellow card
      56'Dayot Upamecano
    2. yellow card
      59'Hernández
    1. yellow card
      45'Nicolás Otamendi
    2. yellow card
      51'João Mário
    3. yellow card
      56'Dayot Upamecano
    4. yellow card
      59'Hernández
    1. substitution
      40'Diogo Gonçalves for André Almeida
    2. substitution
      77'Éverton for Roman Yaremchuk
    3. substitution
      81'Adel Taarabt for João Mário
    4. substitution
      81'Gonçalo Ramos for Darwin Núñez
    5. substitution
      81'Pizzi for Rafa
    Benfica
    SL Benfica
    Final
    04
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:0)
    1. substitution
      66'Serge Gnabry for Benjamin Pavard
    2. substitution
      77'Josip Stanišić for Thomas Müller
    3. substitution
      86'Corentin Tolisso for Marcel Sabitzer
    4. substitution
      86'Jamal Musiala for Kingsley Coman
    5. substitution
      86'Omar Richards for Hernández
    1. substitution
      40'Diogo Gonçalves for André Almeida
    2. substitution
      66'Serge Gnabry for Benjamin Pavard
    3. substitution
      77'Éverton for Roman Yaremchuk
    4. substitution
      77'Josip Stanišić for Thomas Müller
    5. substitution
      81'Adel Taarabt for João Mário
    6. substitution
      81'Gonçalo Ramos for Darwin Núñez
    7. substitution
      81'Pizzi for Rafa
    8. substitution
      86'Corentin Tolisso for Marcel Sabitzer
    9. substitution
      86'Jamal Musiala for Kingsley Coman
    10. substitution
      86'Omar Richards for Hernández
    Benfica
    SL Benfica
    Final
    04
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:0)
    Stadium/AttendanceEstádio da Luz, Lisbon55201 viewers
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    Patient Reds down Benfica

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    FC Bayern beat Benfica 4-0 on Wednesday night, taking a giant stride towards the Champions League knockout stages. Munich were dominant throughout but had to wait for 70 minutes until Leroy Sané opened the scoring. Three more goals followed in the closing stages, Éverton putting through his own goal before Robert Lewandowski found the net and Sané rounded off his brace.

    The Bavarians lined up with Manuel Neuer in goal and Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Süle, Dayot Upamecano and Lucas Hernández in a back four. Marcel Sabitzer and Joshua Kimmich anchored a midfield featuring Kingsley Coman, Sané and Thomas Müller, with Lewandowski as the target man. Serge Gnabry, Josip Stanišić, Omar Richards, Corentin Tolisso and Jamal Musiala took over from Pavard, Müller, Hernández, Sabitzer and Coman in the second half.

    No goals

    Once match official Ovidiu Haţegan had set events in motion, Bayern hit the ground running, Lewandowski drawing a fine save from keeper Odysseas Vlachodimos before Sané fired wide. Vlachodimos denied Pavard and Lewandowski before Benfica had their first chance, but Yaremchuk could not quite connect with a cross. Bayern continued to dominate, but Sané miscued a free-kick and Coman saw an effort saved.

    Neuer made a strong save against Núñez before Coman miscued a header, Sané firing inches wide. Bayern had the ball in the net when Lewandowski put a Coman cross over the line, but the goal was ruled out for handball, and the contest was goalless at half-time.

    Late flourish

    Proceedings were similar after the restart. Vlachodimos directed a Pavard effort onto the post before Müller hit the woodwork. Coman shone when he charged down the left and sidestepped an opponent before setting up Sané, who saw his shot parried, with Müller on hand to mop up, but the linesman's flag was up for offside.

    Neuer made another strong save when he denied Gonçalves, Verissimo heading wide. Lewandowski headed over and Yaremchuk put a shot wide at the other end, but Munich finally scored when Sané's sumptuous free-kick from 25 yards left Vlachodimos without a chance.

    The goal opened the floodgates, with Bayern more inspired in attack now. Coman fired over, but Benfica's Éverton soon put a Gnabry cutback through his own goal. Lewandowski banished any lingering doubts when he made it three, tapping home from point-blank range. The final flourish came when Stanišić' cutback invited Sané to blast home from 12 yards and crown his fine performance.

    The victory means Bayern have nine points from three matches, five clear of Wednesday's opponents. The German record champions will be back in action on Saturday, when they entertain Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. Bayern and Benfica meet again on 2 November.

    Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

    Benfica - FC Bayern 0-4 (HT: 0-0)

    Benfica

    Vlachodimos - Veríssimo, Otamendi, Vertonghen - André Almeida (Diogo Gonçalves 40), João Mário (Taarabt 81), Weigl, Grimaldo - Rafa Silva (Pizzi 80), Yaremchuk (Éverton 76), Darwin Núñez (Gonçalo Ramos 81)

    Subs

    Leite - Gilberto, Meïté, Radonjić, Paulo Bernardo, Morato, Ferro

    FC Bayern

    Neuer - Pavard (Gnabry 66), Süle, Upamecano, Hernández (Richards 86) - Sabitzer (Tolisso 86), Kimmich - Coman (Musiala 86), Sané, Müller (Stanišić 77) - Lewandowski

    Subs

    Früchtl - Choupo-Moting, Sarr, Roca, Nianzou

    Referee

    Ovidiu Haţegan (Romania)

    Attendance

    55,201

    Goals

    0-1 Sané (70), 0-2 Éverton (80, og), 0-3 Lewandowski (82), 0-4 Sané (84)

    Yellow Cards

    Otamendi, João Mário / Upamecano, Hernández

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