Champions League: Benfica v Bayern Munich - 10 Vital Statistics


10. This is the eighth meeting between Benfica and Bayern Munich in Europe. Bayern boast a W5 D2 record against Wednesday’s hosts and won this first leg 1-0. They are 1.67 to win.

9. Benfica have claimed just one victory in seven Champions League games against German clubs (2-1 at home to Kaiserslautern in November 1998). Benfica are 5.75 to win this one.

8. However, German sides have won only two of their last 20 visits to Benfica. Bayern were the first German team to beat Benfica on their home turf (in December 1995). Benfica are 8.10 to go through to the semi-finals.

7. Bayern have exited the Champions League twice when they have taken a 1-0 lead into the second leg of a knockout stage. However, they have also advanced three times from that advantage and are 1.09 to go through.

6. Bayern have won their last four games, including three by a 1-0 scoreline. They are 2.65 to win/win on the HT/FT.

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5. Benfica’s loss to Bayern last week was only their second defeat in 18 games (W16 L2) and they bounced back with a 2-1 victory at Academia de Coimbra last weekend. Benfica are 2.35 to win/draw on the Double Chance.

4. Nicolas Gaitan has been directly involved in seven of Benfica’s 13 Champions League goals this season. He is 18.00 to score first.

3. Benfica have picked up more yellow cards (28) than any other team in the Champions League this season, while Bayern only boast 14. Bayern’s Xabi Alonso, however, is 3.20 match favourite to be booked.

2. Arturo Vidal scored after just two minutes in the first leg of this quarter-final in Munich. The Chilean had previously not scored since October and is 5.75 to find the net.

1. Poland striker Robert Lewandowski boasts 42 goals in 46 games this season. However, he is currently on his longest goal drought of the campaign, having gone three games without finding the net. Lewandowski is 5.00 to score first.