Bayern Munich have made a habit of turning big games into anticlimactic no-contests over the last few months. Dortmund, Barcelona, Leipzig, and Leverkusen all got played off the pitch when they were expected to put up a fight. Now, Benfica are the latest team up on the chopping block. Will history continue to repeat itself? Maybe not.
Without Alphonso Davies and Leon Goretzka, Julian Nagelsmann will have to win a game without a pair of players he’s relied heavily upon in this campaign. The Champions League is a harsh mistress, and Portuguese teams are always tough to beat in away games. Could this become Nagelsmann’s first taste of UCL defeat?
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