Bayern Hold a Slim Advantage
Bayern Munich have a seven-point lead in the Bundesliga and are on course for an unprecedented fourth straight title. Benfica, after finding form in the final third of the season, are two points clear at the top of the Primeira Liga and closing in on their third consecutive crown. The two on-form clubs meet Wednesday in Lisbon in the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal game, with Bayern 1-0 up from the first leg in Germany.
There's a big difference in pedigree: favorite Bayern are aiming to reach its fifth consecutive semifinal and also hope to repeat their feat of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles. The Portuguese club, meanwhile are hoping to reach the tournament's last four for the first time in 26 years. Bayern are hoping top-scorers Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller rediscover their scoring form. Neither of the pair - with a combined 64 goals across Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup - has scored the past three games.