Bayern straight down Lazio to stroll into Champions League quarter-finals

March 18, 2021 Sports
Holders Bayern Munich cruised in to the Champions Little league quarter-finals as a 2-1 win over Lazio found in Wednesday's last-16 second leg sealed a 6-2 aggregate victory.

Robert Lewandowski converted a penalty before a good deft chip from his second-half alternative Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting doubled the benefit on the night.

Lazio grabbed a good consolation when Marco Parolo was still left unmarked to head found in a later free-kick from close collection.
"The win is important to us. It's inside our DNA that people want to win every video game," Bayern midfielder Joshua Kimmich told Sky.

"We played confidently, regardless if it wasn't a brilliant performance and it was annoying to concede an objective."

Their passage in to the previous eight takes Bayern earlier Barcelona's tally of 18 Champions League quarter-final appearances since the competition was rebranded from the European Cup.

Snow fell during the game in the Allianz Arena, but Bayern made light do the job of the wintry circumstances.

They extended their unbeaten run in the Champions League to 19 game titles over two years.

"We needed an excellent functionality and we bow out of your competition with a confident game," Lazio mentor Simone Inzaghi told Sky.
"Some groups are unplayable: Bayern will be one of these."

Along with his side trailing 4-1 from the first leg, Inzaghi opted to rest top-scorer Ciro Immobile, with the 1.94m-tall Vedat Muriqi starting up front.

Bayern had captain and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer sidelined by a cold seeing that understudy Alexander Nuebel made only his third start of the season.

Bayern were awarded a good penalty on 31 mins when Muriqi brought Leon Goretzka down in the area.

After a VAR analyze, Lewandowski smashed in the resulting spot-kick.

It had been the Poland star's 39th objective in all competitions this season and fifth found in the Champions League.

Lewandowski hit the post with Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina beaten on 67 minutes.

It was one of is own last involvements while he and Thomas Mueller made method for Choupo-Moting and 18-year-old Jamal Musiala.

Significantly less than two minutes down the road, David Alaba slid a good go through for Choupo-Moting to sprint onto and flick a go over Reina.

Bayern were guilty of sloppy defending eight mins from the ultimate whistle when Andreas Pereira's free-kick was headed home by Muriqi's replacement Parolo.

Serge Gnabry fired huge late on due to Bayern kept Lazio under great pressure.

Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi said the Italians played better than in their major first-leg defeat, but admitted that "Bayern are most likely the best on the globe".