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Here are the scenarios for Bayern Munich to advance in the UEFA Champions League

Here are all of the scenarios in which Bayern Munich can advance past Benfica.

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With Bayern Munich visiting Benfica today in the UEFA Champions League, a berth in the semifinals of the prestigious competition is on the line. For Bayern, taking a lead back to Lisbon was important but securing a shutout in Munich was the recipe for success.

Thanks to that clean sheet, Benfica's route to the next round was made far more difficult. Benfica can't sit back and play defensive against Bayern. The hosts will need to score at least once, while holding Bayern scoreless to force an extra time period. If Bayern manage to score even one goal, Benfica will need to score three to advance to the semifinals.

As hosts, Benfica goals are listed on the y-axis. Bayern goals are represented on the x-axis.

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As you can see, things aren't positive if you're a Benfica supporter. The tie is tilted toward Bayern.