Holder Bayern Munich defeated Lazio 4-1 in the first leg of Tuesday’s last 16 games, eradicating the recent poor domestic match to defeat the Champions League markers.
Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern an early lead, after which 17-year-old Jamal Musiala scored his first Champions League goal in his fourth appearance in Europe.
Musica, who turns 18 on Friday, has become the youngest British goal scorer in Champions League history.
Leroy Sané’s strike gave Bayern a half-time cushion of three goals at Stadio Olimpico, after which Francesco Aservi scored an own goal shortly after the break.
Joaquin Correa pulled back the goal early in the second half and paid some respect to Lazio.
Bayern midfielder Leon Goretzka told Sky in his first appearance after a positive test for Covid-19.
“I’m happy to play such a great game after a few difficult weeks.
“It was important after I often took a nap (in recent games). Things went well. It was the first good step.”
Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio needs almost a miracle in his return game in Munich on March 17th to reach the quarterfinals.
“I wanted to show that it was switched on from the first minute, and I took the chance and played well,” said Bayern winger Sain.
“We used the ball well and put pressure on it behind us.”
Bayern coach Hans Flick missed because he replaced Thomas Müller with Musica and tested positive for Covid-19.
Benjaman Pavad was also infected with the coronavirus, but midfielders Corentin Tolisso and Serge Gnabry were missing due to a thigh injury.
Despite dropping five points in the Bundesliga last week and bringing the depleted team to Rome, Bayern took less than nine minutes for Lewandowski to attack Lazio’s defensive mistake.
The Polish star snapped Mateo Musacchio’s weak backpass. Mateo Musacchio dribbled around Lazio’s veteran goalkeeper Pepe Reina and fired at the empty net.
It was Lewandowski’s 72nd Champions League goal, putting him in third place in history ahead of Real Madrid’s great Raul.
England midfielder Musicara, who has reportedly chosen to play on the German senior side, drills gently over his years to pass Reina 2-0 in the 24th minute. I showed you.
Kingsley Coman’s shot was pardoned and the lead was extended shortly before half-time when Sain tapped the rebound.
There were two goals in the three minutes immediately after the break, and when Bayern counterattacked from Lazio’s corner, Aservi turned them into own goals.
Lazio was at risk comparable to Europe’s heaviest home defeat, losing to Chelsea 4-0 on the 2003/04 group stage.
However, Bayern’s defenses have often collapsed in recent weeks, and Lazio’s forward Joaquin Correa used poor markings to fire over Manuel Neuer in the 49th minute.
Bayern have been undefeated in the last 18 Champions League matches and have denied a perfect victory record with a one-on-one draw in the group stage at Atletico Madrid last December.
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