Champions League - Group E
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Bayern Munich 5-1 Benfica: Robert Lewandowski passes 50 Champions League goals

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski scored his 50th Champions League goal with a header in the first half against Benfica

Robert Lewandowski passed the 50 Champions League goals mark as Bayern Munich cruised past Benfica to book their place in the knockout stages.

Arjen Robben handed the German champions a two-goal advantage before the Poland striker took centre stage.

Lewandowski headed his 50th and 51st goals, becoming the seventh player to achieve the landmark.

Veteran Franck Ribery added a fifth as Munich sealed their place in the next round, alongside Ajax in Group E.

Europe's big hitters
PlayerNumber of goals in the Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo121
Lionel Messi105
Raul 71
Karim Benzema59
Ruud van Nistelrooy56
Robert Lewandowski 51
Thierry Henry 50

Ajax's 2-0 victory at AEK Athens was marred by violent scenes in the Greek capital as police clashed with the visiting Dutch fans.

A petrol bomb was used, while home fans reportedly threw flares towards the away end inside the stadium, as former Southampton striker Dusan Tadic scored both goals for the visitors.

Elsewhere, CSKA Moscow's chances of qualification to the knockout stages were ended with a 2-1 home defeat to Viktoria Plzen in Group G.

The result in Russia saw Roma progress with Real Madrid, despite suffering a 2-0 defeat to the defending champions in the eternal city.

In Group F, Hoffenheim came back from 2-0 down to level proceedings at home to Shakhtar Donetsk, before Taison secured all three points for the Ukrainian side in injury-time.

Manchester City's 2-2 draw at Lyon saw Pep Guradiola's side go through, on the same night neighbours Manchester United progressed from Group H.

United followed Juventus - who overcame Valencia 1-0 in Turin - into the next stage of the competition as Marouane Fellaini struck the winner in injury-time.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 4Süle
  • 17Boateng
  • 27Alaba
  • 32Kimmich
  • 10RobbenBooked at 25minsSubstituted forRenato Sanchesat 72'minutes
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forJeongat 81'minutes
  • 18Goretzka
  • 7RibéryBooked at 33minsSubstituted forWagnerat 78'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 2Wagner
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 20Jeong
  • 23Meier
  • 26Ulreich
  • 35Renato Sanches
  • 37Shabani

Benfica

  • 99Vlachodimos
  • 34Magalhães de Almeida
  • 2Conti
  • 6Rúben Dias
  • 3Grimaldo
  • 21Afonso FernandesSubstituted forCarvalho Fernandesat 45'minutes
  • 5FejsaSubstituted forSemedoat 76'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 8Appelt Pires
  • 27Ferreira Silva
  • 10Gonçalves OliveiraSubstituted forSeferovicat 59'minutes
  • 11Cervi

Substitutes

  • 1Svilar
  • 14Seferovic
  • 16Semedo
  • 17Zivkovic
  • 20Krovinovic
  • 30Castillo
  • 83Carvalho Fernandes
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
70,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamBenfica
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 5, Benfica 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 5, Benfica 1.

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by David Alaba with a headed pass.

Offside, Benfica. Rafa tries a through ball, but André Almeida is caught offside.

Booking

Alfa Semedo (Benfica) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Woo-Yeong Jeong (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfa Semedo (Benfica).

Foul by Renato Sanches (FC Bayern München).

Franco Cervi (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Woo-Yeong Jeong replaces Thomas Müller.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Sandro Wagner replaces Franck Ribéry.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 5, Benfica 1. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Alaba.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Alfa Semedo replaces Lubomir Fejsa.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Renato Sanches replaces Arjen Robben.

Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rafa (Benfica).

Offside, FC Bayern München. Leon Goretzka tries a through ball, but Arjen Robben is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Rafinha (FC Bayern München).

Gedson Fernandes (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Rafa (Benfica) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabriel Pires.

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Franck Ribéry.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Haris Seferovic replaces Jonas.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Rafinha tries a through ball, but Thomas Müller is caught offside.

Foul by Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München).

Franco Cervi (Benfica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

Attempt saved. Jonas (Benfica) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lubomir Fejsa.

Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lubomir Fejsa (Benfica).

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Jérôme Boateng.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 4, Benfica 1. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by André Almeida.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Odisseas Vlachodimos.

Attempt saved. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Niklas Süle.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, Benfica 1. Gedson Fernandes (Benfica) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonas.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Bayern München 3, Benfica 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Gedson Fernandes replaces Pizzi.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Bayern München 3, Benfica 0.

Attempt missed. André Almeida (Benfica) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund43018269
2Atl Madrid43017619
3Club Brugge41126514
4Monaco4013210-81

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona4310113810
2Inter Milan42115507
3Tottenham411279-24
4PSV Eindhoven4013410-61

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli41304316
2Liverpool42027526
3PSG412111745
4Red Star Belgrade4112310-74

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto431093610
2Schalke42204138
3Galatasaray41123304
4Lokomotiv Moscow4004211-90

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich54101221013
2Ajax532082611
3Benfica5113511-64
4AEK Athens5005212-100

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City5311145910
2Lyon5140111017
3Shakhtar Donetsk5122715-85
4Hoffenheim50321012-23

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid54011221012
2Roma530210649
3Viktoria Plzen5113515-104
4CSKA Moscow511359-44

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus540182612
2Man Utd531162410
3Valencia512245-15
4Young Boys5014211-91
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