1. goal
    26'Lewandowski
  2. goal
    32'Serge Gnabry
  3. goal
    50'Sané
  4. goal
    61'Lewandowski
  5. goal
    84'Lewandowski
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FC Bayern Munich
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Benfica
SL Benfica
(2:1)
  1. goal
    38'Morato
  2. goal
    74'Darwin Núñez
  1. goal
    26'Lewandowski
  2. goal
    32'Serge Gnabry
  3. goal
    38'Morato
  4. goal
    50'Sané
  5. goal
    61'Lewandowski
  6. goal
    74'Darwin Núñez
  7. goal
    84'Lewandowski
  1. yellow card
    51'Dayot Upamecano
  2. yellow card
    70'Tanguy Nianzou
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FC Bayern Munich
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Benfica
SL Benfica
(2:1)
  1. yellow card
    45'+1Lucas Veríssimo
  1. yellow card
    45'+1Lucas Veríssimo
  2. yellow card
    51'Dayot Upamecano
  3. yellow card
    70'Tanguy Nianzou
  1. substitution
    65'Jamal Musiala for Kingsley Coman
  2. substitution
    65'Omar Richards for Alphonso Davies
  3. substitution
    72'Marcel Sabitzer for Joshua Kimmich
  4. substitution
    72'Thomas Müller for Sané
  5. substitution
    85'Sarr for Serge Gnabry
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Benfica
SL Benfica
(2:1)
  1. substitution
    64'Rafa for Pizzi
  2. substitution
    64'Darwin Núñez for Roman Yaremchuk
  3. substitution
    64'Diogo Gonçalves for Éverton
  4. substitution
    77'Paulo Bernardo for João Mário
  5. substitution
    77'Gonçalo Ramos for Alejandro Grimaldo
  1. substitution
    64'Rafa for Pizzi
  2. substitution
    64'Darwin Núñez for Roman Yaremchuk
  3. substitution
    64'Diogo Gonçalves for Éverton
  4. substitution
    65'Jamal Musiala for Kingsley Coman
  5. substitution
    65'Omar Richards for Alphonso Davies
  6. substitution
    72'Marcel Sabitzer for Joshua Kimmich
  7. substitution
    72'Thomas Müller for Sané
  8. substitution
    77'Paulo Bernardo for João Mário
  9. substitution
    77'Gonçalo Ramos for Alejandro Grimaldo
  10. substitution
    85'Sarr for Serge Gnabry
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
Final
52
Benfica
SL Benfica
(2:1)
Stadium/AttendanceAllianz Arena, Munich50000 viewers
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Bayern aiming to "book place in knockout stage" against Benfica

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Can Bayern book their place in the knockout stage of the Champions League with games to spare? They will do just that with a result at home to Benfica on Tuesday on Matchday 4 of Group E (kick-off at 21:00 CET, coverage on fcbayern.com with our live text and free web radio ). Coach Julian Nagelsmann is also expecting to be back on the touchline after his self-isolation. "I think and hope the test tomorrow will be negative, then I'll be back. The last PCR test from five days ago was already borderline, the rapid tests have all been negative since Sunday," the 34-year-old said explaining his situation at his press conference on Monday. Find out in our preview below how Bayern can make it through to the round of 16 and further information on the clash with the Portuguese giants.

Check out the best photos from Bayern's final preparations on Monday ahead of facing Benfica:

Situation for Bayern

Nine points and a record of 12 goals scored, none conceded is Bayern's best-ever start to a Champions League campaign after three matches. It means a draw against Benfica would be enough for FCB to progress to the knockout stage with games to spare, as 10 points would ensure Nagelsmann's men couldn't be dislodged from the top two regardless of the result between Dynamo Kyiv and Barcelona. But Alphonso Davies, who turns 21 on the day of the game, is only aiming for a win: "I want a good performance with the team and we want the three points." The Reds had the perfect reaction to their DFB Cup exit to Borussia Mönchengladbach and returned to winning ways on Sunday with a 5-2 victory away at Union Berlin. The German champions now want to build on that against Benfica.

The opposition

The Portuguese club are currently second in Group E, behind Bayern on four points. A goalless draw away at Kyiv was followed by a 3-0 victory at home to Barcelona before they were beaten 4-0 by FCB in Lisbon a fortnight ago. The Eagles also suffered a setback in the league at the weekend as they were held to a 1-1 draw by promoted Estoril and slipped down to third place. "They're a team with great quality. They have a good mentality and also a lot of experience. There's good physicality up front," Nagelsmann said of Tuesday's opponents. The next 90 minutes will decide whether that's enough for them to beat Bayern at the 12th time of asking.

Benfica had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the league at the weekend:

Fitness update

"We'll decide tomorrow who plays. There's a thought to give some of the players who've featured most a break before Saturday [Bundesliga game against Freiburg). But they're both important games. That's why we have to figure out the workload. We'll look at things tomorrow," Nagelsmann explained. Leon Goretzka missed the Union game with a heel problem, while Lucas Hernandez had to go off with a knock, but both are expected to be fit to feature. Goalkeeper Sven Ulreich is definitely out, having only just returned to team training on Monday following his knee injury. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is also out after only completing running training after a thigh strain.

Ulreich returned to training on the eve of the game:

Benfica have made the trip to Munich without Rodrigo Pinho (knee), Haris Seferovic, Andre Almeida and Valentino Lazaro (all muscular).

What the coaches say

Julian Nagelsmann: "They caused us problems in the reverse fixture with their speed going forward. You saw they're always capable of being a threat and defend aggressively. We need a very mature performance. We're going to try to make it 12 points and get through to the knockout stage. We want to continue our record of the opening games."

Jorge Jesus: "We're up against a very strong opponent who will test us. They're technically very good. We know we can win, but we're facing a team who will force us to defend a lot. Theoretically, we're prepared. Let's see how that works out in practice."

Listen to Nagelsmann and Davies at the pre-match press conference:

Referee Marciniak

Tuesday's officials hail from Poland, led by Szymon Marciniak. He previously oversaw the 2015/16 quarter-final first leg between Bayern and Benfica at the Allianz Arena, when FCB prevailed 1-0. However, the Reds lost their second game involving Marciniak 1-0 away at Atletico Madrid in the 2016/17 group stage.

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