There are teams in the Champions are transformed, and no matter what time they live, they become unstoppable. Bayern belongs to this select group. The Bavarians reached the Olympic reduced by casualties (Douglas Costa, Gnabry, Müller, Nübel, Nianzou, Pavard, Tolisso), tired and coming from two league disappointments. Lazio, on the other hand, was coming off its best stretch of the season, undefeated in the top European competition and with great enthusiasm. The kick-off erased everything: in 45 minutes, the Flick team had already scored three goals.
His superiority was apparent from the start, though had an ally in Musacchio. With an absurd pass back, on 9 ', the defender handed the ball from 0-1 to Lewandowski, who did not waste it. The only signs of biancoceleste life came after this goal, when they requested a penalty for a foul on Milinkovic (which could be) and found themselves in the Neuer area. In the 24th minute, however, the young Musiala received a delicate pass from Goretzka at the edge of the area and beat Reina.. Y, before the break, Sané pushed between sticks the 3-0 after a great race, a shot from Coman, and a stop by the Spanish goal.
The Romans turned to attack on the first play of the resumption, but Bayern punished them immediately, definitively closing the contest. Sané put together a very fast counterattack, got rid of Patric and put a cross that Acerbi cleared at his own door. Shortly after, Luis Alberto, after a nice personal move, found in the rival area with a pass into the hole to Correa, who scored the goal of honor. From there, the Bavarians began to manage the pace of the game more calmly, leaving the biancocelesti some chance, although without going through difficulties. Flick returns to Germany with more than half a pass in his pocket: the champion, despite the casualties, is more alive than ever.
Inzaghi: “The first goal took us out of the game”
The Lazio coach, Simone inzaghi, regretted the bulky defeat harvested against Bayern Munich (1-4) in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 'Champions' and assured that now they must “focus on the League” because they face “important matches” to regain the positions of access to European competition. “We started too hastily, we knew the difficulty of the rival and the match, but we helped them. The goals should have been scored on their own, instead … “, said Inzaghi, aware that the first German goals were gifts from his team.
“It will be one more step to grow. The 0-0 has been a marker of passage, if we had had the 1-0 in our favor it would have changed everything. But we know how strong they are, now we will have to move on. Out of four goals, we scored three and this is my regret“He added. In addition, the Lazio coach also highlighted” decent “passages during the game.” But the first goal took us out of the game. I would have liked to play it with a goal in favor but it did not arrive until the second half. Now we have to focus on the League, important games await us “, Inzaghi settled.EP
Flick: “We are not the big favorites”
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick was “very happy” with the victory achieved against Lazio (1-4) in the knockout stages of the Champions League and acknowledged having taken “a giant step”, although he wanted to be cautious remembering that “there is still the turn”. “All my players met expectations this Tuesday. We wanted to push them from the start and we did well. We won the ball in the upper part of the field and created many chances as the result indicates. We are very happy, “added Flick at a press conference.
“We did a good collective performance. We wanted to put them under pressure, we created chances, we scored goals, we are very satisfied. The Champions League is something special for our players and we already saw that everyone was prepared“added the coach of the reigning European champion.” We wanted to be present from the kick-off and that's how we succeeded, this victory is more than deserved. If we are the big favorites? No. We have to play the second leg first, we have taken a giant step towards the quarterfinals, but we have to play the second leg, “said Flick.EP
Lulic (30 ', Musacchio), Hoedt (52 ', Patric), Escalante (52 ', Lucas Leiva), Javi martinez (62 ', Leon Goretzka), Luke (74 ', Kingsley Coman), Cataldi (80 ', Milinkovic-Savic), Akpa Akpro (80 ', Luis Alberto), Choupo-Moting (89 ', Jamal Musiala), Bouna sarr (89 ', Sane)
0-1.8 ': Lewandowski, 0-2, 23 ': Jamal musiala, 0-3, 41 ': Heal, 0-4, 46 ': Acerbi, 1-4, 48 ': Joaquin Correa
Referee: Orel Grinfeld
VAR Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
Luis Alberto (27 ', Yellow) Lucas Leiva (50 ', Yellow) Joaquin Correa (56 ', Yellow) Adam Marusic (64 ', Yellow) Escalante (68 ', Yellow) Joshua Kimmich (71 ', Yellow) Kingsley coman (74 ', Yellow