Benfica players walk off after the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Benfica Lisbon at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
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Bayern had scored 18 goals in their four previous home European games and when Arturo Vidal gave them a second-minute lead in Tuesday's quarter-final first leg at the Allianz Arena, the Portuguese champions appeared destined for a long night.Regarded as the rank outsiders among the eight quarter-finalists, Benfica now believe they have at least a chance of pulling off a memorable win when they host the German champions in next week's second leg.Several dozen fans waited at Lisbon airport to welcome the team home in the small hours of Wednesday morning and more were camped at the Stadium of Light.Even so, a win over Bayern is still a huge task for Benfica, who in recent years have become a springboard club for players, mostly South Americans, hoping to move on to one of the bigger European leagues.
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