Bayern have come flying out of the blocks in Group E, scoring eight goals without reply against Barcelona and Dynamo Kiev.
The irrepressible Robert Lewandowski has helped himself to a couple of braces along the way, and heads to Estadio da Luz having netted four times in his side’s last three away games.
Indeed, Julian Nagelsmann’s side are seeking a sixth successive win on the road in all competitions.
But, it will not be easy by any means. Benfica have suffered just one defeat in their last 15 matches, while winning 12 of those
That loss came courtesy of a 1-0 reverse against Portimonense prior to the international break. It also marked the first time that Jorge Jesus’ men had failed to find the net on home soil in 16 attempts.
Striker Darwin Nunez will lead Benfica’s charge; the Uruguay international has found the net four times in his side’s last three at Estadio da Luz.
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Benfica vs Bayern Munich: Match Stats
The sheer class of Bayern is demonstrated by the fact they have opened the scoring in each of their last 11 matches in all competitions.
Although, it is worth noting that they have kept just two clean sheets in their last nine away from the Allianz Arena.
One of those was in their 12-0 rout of fifth-tier Bremer in the DFB-Pokal.
November 27, 2018: Bayern Munich 5-1 Benfica – Champions League
September 19, 2018: Benfica 0-2 Bayern Munich – Champions League
April 13, 2016: Benfica 2-2 Bayern Munich – Champions League
April 5, 2016: Bayern Munich 1-0 Benfica – Champions League
Bayern have dominated the head-to-head record in recent years, winning three of the last four encounters between the sides.