Lahm: Bayern Will Attack Benfica

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Bayern Munich captain Philippe Lahm believes they will attack against Benfica.

Bayern Munich played a 1-0 win in the first leg at the Allianz Arena, with Vidal getting the lone goal.

But club captain Lahm, speaking to reporters before flying to Portugal, rejected suggestions his team could seek to sit on their lead.

“That’s not our nature,” he said.

“We go to Lisbon to win there. It’s our task to play offensive, preferably to score goals. Still, it’s important not to give away too many chances at the back. We’re pretty good in defence currently, but in attack we were inaccurate, especially in the first leg. It’s necessary to improve in this area.”

Benfica will be without Jonas due to suspension, but Lahm is not expecting the absence of the Brazilian striker to significantly weaken the hosts.

“I think that it hurts [Benfica] a bit that Jonas will miss the game,” he said.

“But a team who plays the quarter-final of the Champions League probably has enough players that didn’t play in the first leg, who have enough quality to play there.

“We go to Lisbon to win, to attack, that’s our style of play – offensive football. So we will try to reach the next round.”



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