Bayern Munich midfielder Arjen Robben celebrates scoring the opening goal against Benfica. AFP / Sven Hoppe / AFP / dpa / Sven Hoppe
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Bayern Munich romped to an emphatic 5-1 home win against Benfica Tuesday to qualify for the Champions League last 16 and ease the pressure on coach Niko Kovac.This is the 11th season in succession Bayern have reached the last 16 of the Champions League.While Bayern sit just fifth in the Bundesliga, they are flying in Europe, having now chalked up four wins and a draw in the Champions League's group stage.Bayern were unrecognizable from the team which leaked goals in a 3-3 draw with Bundesliga strugglers Fortuna Duesseldorf Saturday.Bayern restored their three-goal cushion just five minutes later when Lewandowski again headed home another Kimmich corner.
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