On Wednesday, October 20, in Lisbon at the “Estadiu da Luz” match of the third round of the group stage of the Champions League, in which the Portuguese “Benfica” will take the Munich “Bayern”.
After the draw, most experts expected that the Eagles, together with Dynamo Kiev, would fight for third place in the quartet, which would allow them to continue the European Cup campaign in the Europa League playoffs, while Bayern and Barcelona would go to Champions League 1/8 finals. However, after two rounds, the Portuguese club itself can count on the continuation of the struggle in the most prestigious tournament.
At the start of the group round, Benfica played a goalless draw with Dynamo (0: 0), and in the second round they unexpectedly defeated Catalan Barcelona with a score of 3: 0. Ukrainian striker Roman Yaremchuk took part in both fights, but he is still distinguished by his effective actions in the national championship. With four points in the asset, the team of Jorge Jesus takes the second place in the standings. Ahead is only the champion of Germany, with whom the Portuguese will play in the next match.
Julian Nagelsmann’s team deservedly takes 1st place in the UEFA club rankings and is one of the main favorites to win the Champions League. In their history, Bayern have played 11 times in the final of this tournament, six times the Munich team managed to win the trophy. The last triumph dates back to the 2019/20 season, so it is obvious that very few people wanted to get such an opponent.
In the first round, Bayern defeated Barcelona (3: 0), and in the second they mocked Dynamo Kiev (5: 0). With 6 points, Nagelsmann’s men are the sole leaders. In the Bundesliga, the reigning champions are also in the first place, last weekend they managed to spectacularly defeat Bayer Leverkusen in Leverkusen, scoring all five goals in eight minutes of the first half.
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Benfica: Vlahodimos – Gilberto, Vertonghen, Otamendi, Grimaldo, Joao Mario, Taarabt, Pizza, Weigl, Yaremchuk, Ramush.
Bayern Munich: Neuer – Upamecano, Davis, Pavar, Hernandez, Kimmich, Müller, Sane, Goretzka, Gnabry, Lewandowski.