Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored once in each half to give his team a 2-0 victory over AEK Athens in the Champions League on Wednesday that put them two points clear at the top of Group E with two matches left.
Lewandowski scored a 31st-minute penalty and added another in the 72nd with a volley at the far post as the Bavarians got a much-needed confidence boost ahead of their Bundesliga match against league leaders Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Bayern, who struggled in the first half...
Bayern Munich scored twice in two minutes to beat hosts AEK Athens 2-0 on Tuesday to continue their recovery from a recent dip in form and climb to the top of their Champions League Group E.
Javi Martinez volleyed in after 61 minutes and Robert Lewandowski tapped in their second goal two minutes later for their second win in three group matches.
The result gave the Bavarians a further shot of confidence after Saturday's league win at VfL Wolfsburg ended a four-game winless run in all competitions,...
Benfica played the entire second half with 10 men and squandered a two-goal lead before claiming a thrilling 3-2 win away to AEK Athens in Champions League Group E action on Tuesday.
Substitute Alfa Semedo snatched the winner in the 74th minute, almost immediately after the Greeks had missed a golden opportunity to go 3-2 ahead themselves.
The win ended Benfica's run of eight successive defeats in the Champions League proper, including all their group games last season.
In a match between two sides...
Nicolas Tagliafico scored two second-half goals as Ajax marked their return to the Champions League group stages with a 3-0 victory over AEK Athens on Wednesday.
Tagliafico scored in the 46th and 90th minutes, and Donny van de Beek scored in the 77th, for Ajax, who claimed victory in their opening group-stage match for the first time since 2002.
Ajax had more of the ball in the opening period, though neither side created many clear-cut chances.
Andre Simoes headed wide for AEK from a corner with...