UCL: Bayern strikes early vs Benfica, carries 1-0 lead to Portugal

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It took just two minutes for Bayern Munich to score against Benfica, but that’s all the German giants could get at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.

Arturo Vidal’s early goal was the only marker of a 1-0 first leg win for Bayern in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

The second leg is April 13 at the Estádio da Luz in Portugal.

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Juan Bernat sent in a cross that Vidal headed home to make it 1-0.

Control was the name of the half for Bayern, who carried two-thirds possession and had rattled off eight shots before the match was a half-hour old.

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Chances weren’t lacking for Benfica in the second half, as Jonas and Kostas Mitroglou both hit sides wide of the goal.

Robert Lewandowski had an unusual close-range miss near the end of the match, as Benfica escaped down just one. They did, however, secure what could’ve been a valuable road goal.