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Bavarian Podcast Works: Preview Show — Bayern Munich vs. Benfica (Champions League)

Bayern Munich takes on Benfica looking to secure qualification from Group E in the UEFA Champions League.

1. FC Union Berlin v FC Bayern München - Bundesliga
Leroy Sané inspired a win over Benfica in the two sides’ previous meeting; he scored against Union Berlin.
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Bayern Munich traveled to Portugal, the scene of their UEFA Champions League victory in 2020, to take on Benfica in the previous match-day; they beat the Portuguese side, 0 — 4. The goals came really late in that match with the inspiration being Leroy Sané.

Since then, a lot has unfolded; Bayern were taken apart by Borussia Mönchengladbach in the DFB Pokal. The defeat, a record defeat for the Bavarians, 5-0, revealed weaknesses in Julian Nagelsmann’s side, including the inability to play around an incessant press. While that game was a one-off, the back-line did not look too solid against Union Berlin either. Where Bayern goes from here remains to be seen, although goal scoring does not seem to be a problem.

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