Bayern Munich officially qualified for the round of sixteen of the European Champions League, after beating its guest Benfica 5/2 yesterday, Tuesday, in the fourth round of Group E competitions, which also witnessed Barcelona’s victory over Dynamo Kiev 1 / zero.
Bayern Munich advanced with a goal scored by Robert Lewandowski in the 26th minute, and Serge Nabry added the second goal in the 32nd minute, then Benfica scored a goal that reduced the difference through Felipe Morato in the 37th minute, ending the first half with a 2-1 lead for Bayern.
In the second half, Leroy Sane scored Bayern Munich’s third goal in the 49th minute before Lewandowski scored his second and fourth goal for Bayern in the 61st minute, then Darwin Nunez added the second goal for Benfica in the 74th minute before Lewandowski scored his third goal (hat-trick) and Bayern’s fifth in the minute. 84.
Lewandowski missed a penalty kick for Bayern in the first minute of overtime for the first half.
Bayern Munich raised its score to 12 points at the top of the standings, to officially qualify for the round of 16, regardless of the results of the last two rounds, while Benfica’s balance stopped at four points in third place.
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