Pep Guardiola leaves Robert Lewandowski on the Bayern Munich bench for Wednesday night's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Benfica.
Pep Guardiola has dropped Robert Lewandowski to the Bayern Munich bench for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Benfica.
Lewandowski losing out is one of two changes made by Guardiola from the 1-0 victory in last week's first leg, with Juan Bernat the other player dropping to the bench.
Spanish duo Javi Martinez and Xabi Alonso are the two new faces in the side, with Thomas Muller assuming Lewandowski's role as the main striker.
Benfica, meanwhile, have lost three of their key players going forward.
Jonas is suspended, while Kostas Mitroglou and Nicolas Gaitan both miss out through injury. In come Eduardo Salvio, Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez and Raul Jimenez.
Benfica: Ederson; Almeida, Lindelof, Jardel, Eliseu; Fejsa, Sanches, Salvio, Carcela, Pizzi; Raul Jimenez
Subs: Paulo Lopes, Semedo, Luisao, Samaris, Talisca, Guedes, Jovic
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Kimmich, Martinez, Alaba; Alonso, Vidal, Thiago; Ribery, Costa; Muller
Subs: Ulreich, Lewandowski, Rafinha, Bernat, Gotze, Rode, Coman
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