FC Bayern Edges into the Champions League Semi-Finals

Published on 14-Apr-2016 by srijan213
Soccer / Soccer Daily Update

It almost turned into a bite in the butt.

It was considered a given that perennial Bundesliga titles Bayern Munich would be a shoo-in to keep their quest for international hardware intact.

The German dynamo ran into more resistance than they or the pundits expected, but they managed a 2-2 draw in Lisbon over Benfica, advancing on their 3-2 aggregate.

Die Stern des Süden can only hope this was their token close call that serves as a wake-up call.

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The alarm started ringing 27 minutes into it when Benfica struck with an effort that was a real treat to the eye:

How did Raúl Jimeéez get between four Bayern players and score?

But Die Roten came back with an equally impressive goal when Arturo Vidal smashed a heatseeker:

That almost broke the net.

Then it was Mr Unorthodox hizzownself, Thomas Müller, with his own distinct methodology to drive Bayern into the lead:

Dude likes to secure his spot on highlight reels..

Tense moments remained, though, as Anderson Talisca scored a beautiful free kick to level it all up in the 76th minute:

However, the only fairy tale ending in Europe these days is still in Leicester.

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