FC Bayern München host Portuguese champions SL Benfica in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday (kick-off 20:45CET/18:45GMT).

The Bundesliga leaders needed extra time to see off Serie A leaders Juventus FC in the previous round, but are now just two games from a fifth successive appearance in the semi-finals of the competition.

Read: Bayern 4-2 Juventus AET (agg.6-4) match report

What they are saying

Pep Guardiola (Bayern head coach): "I don't think we are the favourites. Benfica are playing very well at the moment. They know exactly what to do; they know how to read the game. [Kostas] Mitroglou and Jonas are very strong and in the box they have lots of quality. I understand and accept that people want us to win the treble, but Real Madrid and Barelona also want to win the treble. If we don't win it, I know for many it is simply not good enough. But there are many quality teams. The most important thing is that we give it our best shot."

Rui Vitoria (Benfica head coach): "I want Benfica to be successful in all the competitions we play in. We're going to play with utmost responsibility, respecting our opponents' strength. It's important that we play with joy and enthusiasm. I feel I'm a happy coach because Benfica are winning, and that's the primary objective.We are one of the top eight sides in Europe and this is a very great satisfaction. We know the job we've got to do here in Munich. Bayern are a very versatile team. This game is our most important game because it's our next one."

Match stats

  • Bayern have won all three of their previous meetings with Benfica and have gone on to reach the final each time - lifting the trophy on two of those occasions.
  • The Bavarians' European Cup quarter-final record reads: W17, L9.
  • Bayern are unbeaten at the Allianz Arena this season's competition.
  • Pep Guardiola's side faced Portuguese opposition in last year's quarter-finals, losing 3-1 away to FC Porto, before memorably winning the home leg 6-1.
  • Bayern midfielder Arturo Vidal was in the Juventus side that was beaten by Benfica in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League semi-finals.
  • Benfica are contesting their first Champions League quarter-final since 2011/12.
  • The Portuguese champions recorded a 3-1 aggregate over Russian side FC Zenit in the Round of 16.
  • Benfica have only won two of their last eight European fixtures on the road - in St. Petersburg last time out and away to Club Atletico de Madrid in the group stage.
  • Benfica lost 3-1 at Bayer 04 Leverkusen on their last trip to Germany in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage. Their overall record away to German opposition is: W2, D6, L13.
  • Benfica goalkeeper Julio Cesar was in the FC Internazionale Milano team that beat Bayern 2-0 in the final of the 2010 Champions League.

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Possible line-ups

Bayern: Neuer - Lahm (c), Kimmich, Alaba, Bernat - Thiago - Ribery, Vidal, Müller, Costa - Lewandowski

Absentees: Badstuber (ankle), Boateng (groin), Robben (illness)

Head coach: Pep Guardiola

Benfica: Ederson - Nelson Semedo, Samaris, Lindelöf, Eliseu - Renato Sanches, Fejsa - Pizzi, Jonas, Gaitan (c) - Mitroglou

Absentees: Julio Cesar, Lisandro Lopez (both thigh), Nuno Santos (knee), Luisao (unknown)

Head coach: Rui Vitoria