Benfica v Bayern Munich factfile

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Lisbon (AFP)

Factfile on Benfica and Bayern Munich ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between the clubs at the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday:

First leg

Tuesday, April 5

At Munich

Bayern Munich (GER) 1 (Vidal 2) Benfica (POR) 0


Bayern are expected to see off Benfica and reach a fifth consecutive Champions League semi-final, but the stubborn resistance of the Portuguese champions after Arturo Vidal's early goal in Bavaria has kept them in the tie. Bayern are closing in on a fourth successive Bundesliga title after their 3-1 win at Stuttgart on Saturday was followed by Schalke holding second-placed Borussia Dortmund to a 2-2 draw. Pep Guardiola's defending champions are now seven points clear at the top and cruising with just five games to go, and are still hoping to replicate the treble they won in 2013.

Benfica have had an excellent few weeks as seven straight wins in the league have taken them two points clear of arch rivals Sporting in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Their defence held firm to keep Bayern down to just a single goal last week, and they showed signs of being dangerous on the counter-attack through the strike partnership of Jonas and Kostas Mitroglou, who have scored 53 goals between them this season. Rui Vitoria's men scraped past Academica Coimbra 2-1 on Saturday as a late Raul Jimenez strike maintained their slender lead in the Portuguese title race.


Benfica - Rui Vitoria (POR) -- 45 yrs

Bayern Munich - Pep Guardiola (ESP) -- 45 yrs

Leading scorers in all competitions:

Benfica - Jonas (32 goals)

Bayern Munich - Robert Lewandowski (36 goals)

Road to the quarter-finals:

Benfica - Second in Group C behind Atletico Madrid; beat Zenit (RUS) 3-1 on aggregate in the last 16

Bayern Munich - Winners of Group F ahead of Arsenal; beat Juventus (ITA) 6-4 on aggregate in the last 16

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Benfica - Winners 1961, 1962

Bayern Munich - Winners 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013

Other honours:

Benfica - 34 x Portuguese champions, 25 x Portuguese Cup winners, 6 x League Cup winners, 5 x Supercup winners

Bayern Munich - 25 x German champions, 17 x German Cup, 4 x German Supercup, 1 x European Cup Winners' Cup, 1 x UEFA Cup/Europa League, 1 x European Supercup, 2 x Intercontinental Cup, 1 x FIFA Club World Cup

Previous meetings before this season:

Benfica 0 Bayern Munich 0 - 1975/76 European Cup quarter-finals

Bayern Munich 5 Benfica 1 - 1975/76 European Cup quarter-finals

Benfica 0 Bayern Munich 0 - 1981/82 European Cup last 16

Bayern Munich 4 Benfica 1 - 1981/82 European Cup last 16

Bayern Munich 4 Benfica 1 - 1995/96 UEFA Cup last 16

Benfica 1 Bayern Munich 3 - 1995/96 UEFA Cup last 16