Bayern demonstrated on Tuesday why it is the European champion and its pass to the quarterfinals of the Champions on track with a 1-4 very hard for a Lazio that returned to the eighth of that tournament for the first time in 20 years and was a victim not only of the quality of the German team but also of their own mistakes in several of the goals. All this in a gray night of the great star of Lazio, the current Golden Boot Ciro Immobile.
The European champion came from suffering two consecutive setbacks in the Bundesliga just after winning the Club World Cup (3-3 against Arminia Bielefeld and a 2-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt) but recovered his best version to beat Lazio, whose defensive failures he knew how to take advantage of.
Only 9 minutes it took Bayern to advance in the Olympic. Following a failure by Mateo Musacchio in his loan to Pepe Reina, Robert Lewandowski appeared, dribbling past the Lazio goalkeeper to score the Munich’s first goal. The start of Simone Inzaghi’s team’s nightmare.
In 24 ‘. After an internship by Alphonso Davies and the assistance of Leon Goretzka, midfielder Jamal Musiala, 17, finished the play. 0-2 and before the break came a third goal from Bayern, the result, like the first, of a defensive failure by Lazio.
On this occasion it was Kingsley Coman who took advantage of Francesco Acerbi’s mistake to star in a great play. Reina rejected after the French winger’s kick. Leroy Sané, to whom the ball was stopped, made it 0-3 for Hansi Flick’s team. Acerbi’s misfortune went further, because he scored Bayern’s fourth in the 47th minute.
This dreamed return match, two decades later, to the eighth of a Champions League, became an ordeal for Lazio, although at least, already in the second half, they managed to cut distances through Joaquín Correa, after a good individual play after a pass from Luis Alberto, and this time the Bayern behind getting lost.
Bayern slowed down in the second half and, despite trying, Lazio failed to make up at least a little more the result. The Munich, who went to practice, had a few more chances, but the score remained at 1-4 that speaks for itself.