17 Mar Bayern Munich vs. Lazio – Football Match Report – March 17, 2021
Holders Bayern Munich cruised by to the Champions League quarterfinals for the ninth time within the final 10 seasons after beating Lazio 2-1 on the Allianz Enviornment on Wednesday to safe a 6-2 combination victory.
Main 4-1 from the primary leg in Rome, Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern from the penalty spot within the 33rd minute, his 39th aim of the season in all competitions, to just about finish Lazio’s hopes.
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Bayern took their foot off the gasoline earlier than substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, having changed Lewandowski, added the second aim within the 73rd minute. Marco Parolo headed a late comfort for Lazio.
Bayern joined fellow German aspect Borussia Dortmund within the final eight and Lazio’s exit means no Italian team will compete within the Champions League quarterfinals, with Juventus and Atalanta having additionally exited on the round-of-16 stage.
Alexander Nubel changed Manuel Neuer, who missed the sport by illness, in aim for Bayern, however with Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi surprisingly leaving the membership’s prime scorer Ciro Motionless out, he was not often rested.
Though Lazio had been going through a close to unimaginable activity — no aspect in European Cup historical past has progressed from a knockout tie after shedding the primary leg by three or extra targets at residence — Bayern named a powerful beginning aspect.
A careless problem from Vedat Muriqi on Leon Goretzka gifted Bayern the penalty which Lewandowski transformed, his fifth Champions League aim of the season, and the remainder of match was a cruise for the Bundesliga leaders.
Lewandowski went inside inches of his 40th of the season within the second half earlier than being withdrawn and Choupo-Moting discovered the web two minutes after coming on, making certain Bayern made it 19 video games unbeaten within the Champions League.
Parolo did give Lazio one thing to take again to Italy within the 82nd minute when he headed residence from Andreas Pereira’s free kick, however Bayern by no means seemed in any hazard of creating a shock exit.