Guardiola’s Men Scale Through To Semifinal After 2-2 Draw At Benfica

Pep Guardiola’s men have made it to their third consecutive semifinal of the champions league under the tutelage of the Spaniard, after playing a 2-2 draw at Estadio da Luz in Portugal. Bayern qualify on 3-2 aggregate.

A determined Benfica opened scoring in the 27′ minutes of play, when Raul Jimenez put the home team in the drivers seat, but Arturo Vidal was quick to level the scoreline to 1-1 in the 38′ minutes, giving the visitors a an away goal advantage.

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Benfica goalkeeper Elderson stops Douglas Costa

Bayern who now enjoyed a 1-2 aggregate lead before half time, seemed not to be more satisfied with the scoreline, as they launched attack on the home team  and Muller scored a qualifiers goal in the 52′ minutes, putting Bayern at 1-2 lead and 1-3 on aggregate.

The home team who were now under serious pressure threw in all they had into the game, and their effort yielded result in the 77′ minutes of play, when Anderson Talisca’s free-kick which he curled into the air, beat the German wall and left Neuer lying on the ground to put the scoreline at 2-2.

Benfica were honourable even as they did not qualify, as their home fans applauded them for giving out all they had in the game, but it was Bayern who scaled through to the semifinal stage of the tournament.

Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Real Madrid are all through to the last four. The draw for the semifinal fixtures will be done on Friday by 11:30

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