FC Bayern - Benfica

Europe: Champions League
FC Bayern R. Lewandowski (26), S. Gnabry (32), X R. Lewandowski (Pen. 45), L. Sané (49), R. Lewandowski (61), R. Lewandowski (84)
Allianz Arena5-2Attendance: 50.000
Benfica F. Rodrigues (38), D. Núñez (74)
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Hat-trick hero Lewandowski shares thoughts on Bayern's victory over Benfica

By Rune Gjerulff

Robert Lewandowski has shared his thoughts on Bayern München's 5-2 victory over Benfica, which saw him score a hat-trick.

Robert Lewandowski.
Robert Lewandowski.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Kerstin Doelitzsch

Robert Lewandowski bagged a hat-trick, provided an assist and missed a penalty as Bayern München sealed qualification to the Champions League round of 16 with a comfortable 5-2 win over Benfica last night.


In an interview with Amazon Prime Video after the game, Lewandowski shared his thoughts on his side's performance.

"In the first 20 minutes, I barely touched the ball. It's not easy as a striker to stay patient. After the first goal, things were a bit easier. My favorite goal today was the second. I'm annoyed by the two goals we conceded. That motivates us. It's especially important for Neuer," said the Bayern forward.

"I didn't connect well with the penalty, that was a mistake from me. I saw exactly where the goalkeeper was jumping and still shot towards the wrong corner. Fortunately, we still scored a few more goals and picked up three more points. Another clear victory."


FC Bayern
(4-2-3-1)
1Manuel Neuer (C)
5Benjamin Pavard
2Dayotchanculle Upamecano
23Tanguy Nianzou
19Alphonso Davies ↩64
8Leon Goretzka
6Joshua Kimmich ↩72
11Kingsley Coman ↩64
7Serge Gnabry ↩85
10Leroy Sané ↩72
9Robert Lewandowski X
Bench
36Christian Früchtl
25Thomas Müller ↪72
3Omar Richards ↪64
20Bouna Sarr ↪85
44Josip Stanisic
17Mickaël Cuisance
18Marcel Sabitzer ↪72
22Marc Roca
24Corentin Tolisso
42Jamal Musiala ↪64
Benfica
(3-4-2-1)
99Odisseas Vlachodimos
4Lucas Verissimo
5Jan Vertonghen
91Felipe Rodrigues
2Gilberto
11Soualiho Meïté
20João Mário ↩77
3Álex Grimaldo ↩77
21Pizzi (C) ↩64
7Everton ↩64
15Roman Yaremchuk ↩64
Bench
1Mile Svilar
77Helton Leite
9Darwin Núñez ↪64
88Goncalo Matias Ramos ↪77
30Nicolás Otamendi
97Francisco Ferreira
17Diogo Gonçalves ↪64
23Nemanja Radonjić
27Rafa Silva ↪64
28Julian Weigl
55Paulo Guilherme Gonçalves Bernardo ↪77
83Gedson Fernandes

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