Champions League: Bayern Munich put 4 previous Lazio in first leg of round-of-16 tie

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Robert Lewandowski scored his 72nd Champions League objective, shifting above Spain’s former footballer Raul to enter the top-Three goalscorers within the competitors.

Teenager Jamal Musiala grew to become Bayern Munich’s youngest-ever goalscorer within the Champions League as he helped his staff rout Lazio Four-1 within the first leg of the spherical of 16 on Tuesday.

Musiala additionally grew to become the second-youngest participant to attain within the knockout stage of the competitors when he netted Bayern’s second objective.

Bojan is the youngest, having netted for Barcelona aged 17 years and 217 days in 2008. Musiala, who’s eligible to play for both Germany or England, is 17 years and 363 days.

Musiala posted footage on Twitter of him celebrating his objective, with the caption: “An evening to recollect.”

Robert Lewandowski had earlier given Bayern the lead after a howler from Lazio and Leroy Sané put the defending champion firmly in management on the finish of the primary half.

Francesco Acerbi netted an personal objective initially of the second half as Lazio’s first look within the Champions League knockout stage for 20 years went from dangerous to worse. Joaquín Correa scored a comfort for the Italian aspect, which was woeful defensively.

“It was a improbable night time. When you rating 4 objectives in Rome it means you had a extremely nice recreation and achieved one thing particular,” stated Lewandowski, who was named UEFA Participant of the Match.

“The Champions League is one thing that you just await for weeks and at this time we confirmed our greatest qualities,” the Poland striker added. “However we all know we will nonetheless do even higher.”

The return match is March 17 in Munich. Chelsea defeated Atlético Madrid 1-Zero within the different round-of-16 match on Tuesday.

“We had been too tense from the beginning, we knew the standard of our opponent however we helped them,” Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi stated. “They need to have needed to create the objectives and as a substitute … however will probably be one other step in our development.

“Out of the 4 objectives, we gifted them three and that’s the frustration. We’d have wished a special consequence and efficiency for our return to the final 16.”

Bayern had made the journey to Rome with out a number of gamers as a result of coronavirus and accidents. That checklist included Thomas Müller, Douglas Costa, Benjamin Pavard, Serge Gnabry and Corentin Tolisso.

It was the primary time Lazio had been within the knockout spherical since 2000-01 and its return received off to a nightmare begin as a dreadful Mateo Musacchio again move within the ninth minute was intercepted by Lewandowski, who slotted it into the empty internet.

It was Lewandowski’s 72nd profession objective within the competitors, shifting him above Rául and into the highest three of the goalscoring charts. Cristiano Ronaldo (134) and Lionel Messi (119) high the checklist.

Musiala had been handed a shock begin and he doubled Bayern’s lead within the 24th because the England under-21 worldwide was left unmarked to fireside into the underside left nook after Leon Goretzka had flicked on Alphonso Davies’ move from the left.

The sport was all however over three minutes from halftime. Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina did properly to parry Kingsley Coman’s try after a surging run from the France ahead however Sané turned within the rebound.

And Lazio gifted Bayern one other objective two minutes after the break when Acerbi turned Sané’s cross into his personal internet.

The one comfort for Lazio was Correa’s objective within the 49th. The Argentina midfielder scored a superb solo effort as he beat 4 Bayern gamers earlier than firing previous Manuel Neuer.

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