Lewandowski yells after opening the scoring in Rome (REUTERS / Alberto Lingria)
A Bayern Munich champion of everything starts this Tuesday in the Rome olympic their participation in a new knockout phase of the UEFA champions league, where he is the current champion, facing in the round of 16 the Lazio, a team that returns to these prestigious instances after 20 years.
There were no matches during the first half played at the Olympic stadium in Rome, where the Bavarians had no mercy on their rival. It was Robert Lewandowski the one who transferred the dominance of the visit to the scoreboard after taking advantage of a rude error (short back pass) by Mateo Musacchio. The scorer dribbled Pepe Reina and defined for the first. After half an hour of play, the Argentine defender would be replaced (clearly marked by that blunder).
When the Romans tried to react and put some danger to the fence defended by Neuer, the 17-year-old youth Jamal musiala received in the crescent of the large area and placed it against a post to increase the advantage. And before the end of the first half, the one who sentenced the Italian goal again was Leroy Sané, who captured a rebound and defined unopposed after a save by the defenseless Reina.
Lewandowski and Patric fight for dominance of the ball (REUTERS / Alberto Lingria)
After being European champions and then winning the Club World Cup, Bayern have the final on 29 May in Istanbul between their eyebrows. The team of Hansi flick He comes from giving up 5 points at the domestic level and aspires to go far in the continental tournament. Comes from drawing against the modest Arminia Bielefeld and to be defeated in front of Eintracht Frankfurt, so its advantage over the RB Leipzig it was reduced to two points.
For their part, Lazio is determined not to be intimidated by the Munich team, trusting in the talent of Luis Alberto Y Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, in addition to the goals of Ciro Immobile, last winner of the Golden Boot. Simone inzaghi They already showed in the group stage that they had the tools to take on the Germans, when they managed to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1.
The Italian painting advanced to the knockout stages undefeated, after finishing second in the Group F with two wins and four draws, behind BVB. Immobile, the only player who last year managed to score more goals than Lewandowski (He made 36, two more than the Pole), he will have to show that he can be decisive in decisive matches. This course, the Italian forward has signed 14 goals on the A series and is three of the top gunner, the Belgian Romelu Lukaku.
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel).
Stadium: Rome Olympian.
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