Red Ramblings

The recovery starts here: five-star Bayern hammer Benfica to stroll into the last sixteen of the Champions League

Three days after the stomach-churning draw with Fortuna Düsseldorf, FC Bayern München’s Champions League tie with Benfica had been billed as a make or break match for coach Niko Kovač. After a stunning 5:1 victory inspired by a revitalised Robbéry, the clouds appear to have lifted. For the time being.