Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick and missed a penalty as Bayern Munich eased into the Champions League last 16 with a 5-2 home win against Benfica.
Benfica saw an early goal disallowed before two goals in six minutes from Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry put the hosts in charge. Morato pulled a goal back for the visitors in the 38th minute and Lewandowski missed a penalty on the stroke of half-time, firing his effort straight at the keeper Odysseas Vlachodimos.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side did restore their two-goal lead soon after the break through Leroy Sané’s fine finish, before Lewandowski made amends on the hour, clipping the ball over Vlachodimos to finish a sweeping team move. Darwin Núñez cut the deficit with 15 minutes to go, but Lewandowski completed his hat-trick after controlling Manuel Neuer’s clearance and lobbing home from the edge of the box.
Bayern are top of Group E with four wins from four games, having scored 17 goals. Benfica slip to third after Ansu Fati’s second-half strike earned Barcelona victory at Dynamo Kyiv. Jorge Jesus’ side travel to Camp Nou on matchday five for a game that is likely to decide who progresses in second place.
Juventus secured progress from Group H with a 4-1 home win against Zenit. Paulo Dybala put the hosts in front, but a bizarre own goal from Leonardo Bonucci left things level at half-time. Juve won a penalty just before the hour, only for Dybala to fire wide – but the referee ordered a retake and this time the Argentinian scored.
Federico Chiesa and Álvaro Morata added late goals for Juventus before the Russian side grabbed a late consolation through Sardar Azmoun. Juve go to Stamford Bridge on 23 November to face Chelsea, in a game that is likely to decide who tops the group.
In Group G, Lille fought back to upset Sevilla with a 2-1 away win that leaves the Spanish side at risk of an early exit. Lucas Ocampos put the hosts in front on the rebound after 15 minutes, but the French champions levelled through a Jonathan David penalty just before half time, awarded by the VAR.
Lille stayed on the front foot in the second half and were rewarded when Jonathan Ikoné scored what proved to be the winner. The forward was first to react after Zeki Celik’s shot came back off the far post. Earlier, Wolfsburg beat the leaders Red Bull Salzburg 2-1 to keep Group G very much up for grabs with two games to play.
In Group F, Villarreal shook off speculation linking Unai Emery with the vacant managerial post at Newcastle, beating Young Boys 2-0 at home. Étienne Capoue and Arnaut Danjuma got the goals as the hosts boosted their hopes of reaching the knockout stages as they moved level with Manchester United at the top of the group.