LIVE: Lazio vs Bayern Munich

LIVE: Lazio vs Bayern Munich

53′ GOOD SAVE! Lazio are on the attack again and Alberto cuts back to get away from Goretzka before picking out Correa on the edge of the box. He curls an effort towards the far post and Neuer gets a strong hand to it to push it away.

Lazio

53′ Substitution Patricio Gabarrón Gil Wesley Hoedt

Lazio

53′ Substitution Lucas Pezzini Leiva Gonzalo Escalante

Lazio

51′ It’s a late one by Leiva on Musiala and he’s shown a yellow card for the challenge.

Lazio

49′ CORREA SCORES! And just like that, Lazio pull one back! Lazio work it upfield well from deep in their own half, and Correa gets lucky as it bounces into him. He drifts away from Boateng’s challenge to get into the middle of the box before slotting his shot past Neuer and into the bottom corner. 4-1! 

Lazio

47′ IT’S FOUR! Coman quickly cleared his lines following a Lazio corner and picked out Sane on the halfway line. He chooses to square it across the six-yard box and Reina came off his line to close him down. Acerbi got back to cover, but he couldn’t sort his feet out quick enough and turned it into the back of his own net. 4-0 Bayern! 

46′ Lazio get us back underway for the second half!

Flick will be very pleased with how his side have bounced back after their performance at the weekend and will be looking for more of the same after the break. As for Lazio, they have a lot of work to do to get back into this game with Bayern already netting three away goals, and they need to get on the scoresheet to give themselves a chance.

Bayern are cruising with a 3-0 half-time lead over Lazio. Lewandowski opened the scoring when he latched onto Musacchio’s loose backpass and took it around Reina to put it into the empty net. Musiala then doubled the lead when he nestled a shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box. Three minutes before half-time, Coman’s shot was parried away by the keeper after a quick break and Sane was left with a simple tap-in.

45′ + 2′ HALF-TIME: LAZIO 0-3 BAYERN MUNICH.

45′ + 1′ It’s brilliant play from Sane as he weaves between the Lazio defenders to open up space on the right before whipping a cross into the box. He picks out Kimmich on the penalty spot, but his shot is straight at Reina.

44′ Lazio aren’t closing Bayern down as quickly anymore and the visitors are more than happy to just knock it around in their own half. Boateng eventually plays it long to Coman, but his first touch is poor and Reina comes to collect it.

Bayern München

42′ SANE SCORES! Coman put Patric under pressure and nicked the ball on the halfway line when he slipped. He drove forward into the box, wrongfooting Acerbi to get his shot away and it’s pushed away by Reina. He puts it into Sane’s path though and he’s left with an easy tap-in. 3-0 Bayern!

41′ Coman pulls away from Patric on the left and he swings a deep cross into the far post. He has Lewandowski and Musiala to aim for, but in the end, it’s over both of their heads and bounces out of play.

39′ Lazzari curls a dangerous cross into the six-yard box, but Correa can’t get across to the near post quick enough to tap it in. Marusic follows in and pulls it back for Immobile, but Alaba is in the right place to block it.

37′ Milinkovic-Savic spots Immobile’s run down the left again and plays a long ball over the top to him. He cuts inside, and Neuer rushes off his line to nick it off him just as the offside flag goes up against him.

35′ SAVE! It’s a poor clearance by Reina straight to Kimmich and he slides it into Musiala. Acerbi is quickly over to him, but his intervention gives it straight to Lewandowski in the middle. He takes the shot first time, but it’s kicked away by Reina.

33′ Lewandowski has scored 72 Champions League goals, overtaking Raul to go outright third behind Cristiano Ronaldo (134) and Lionel Messi (119).

Lazio

31′ Lazio are making a change here and it’s Musacchio, whose mistake led to Bayern’s first goal, that makes way for Lulic.

30′ Sule makes another driving run forward down the right before cutting inside and he drifts past three Lazio players before trying to pick out Lewandowski, but Acerbi cits out his cross.

Lazio

28′ Alberto slid in late on Davies, and although he did get a touch on the ball, a free-kick goes against him. He isn’t happy about it and he’s booked for dissent.

26′ Lazio move it quickly upfield after the restarted and Marusic lays it off to Milinkovic-Savic on the edge of the box. He takes it quickly to try and catch Neuer out, but the keeper gets down smartly to hold onto it.

Bayern München

24′ Goretzka is being quickly closed down, so he lays it off to Musiala first time when he spots him in space.

Bayern München

24′ MUSIALA SCORES! None of the Lazio defenders spot Musiala in a pocket of space on the edge of the box which means he has time to set himself when Goretzka picks him out. He keeps his shot low, hitting it into the near bottom corner, and there’s nothing Reina can do to keep it out. 2-0 Bayern! 

23′ CHANCE! It’s a good throughball into the box from Correa to pick out Alberto’s run after he peels away from Boateng. He’s one-on-one with Neuer and drills an effort towards the near post, but it’s saved by the keeper.

22′ Lewandowski is dropping deep to try and get on the ball and this time, he’s picked out by Goretzka. Three Lazio players are quickly over to him though and he’s eventually crowded off the ball.

20′ Bayern are more than happy to just keep possession in their own half at the moment as they try to draw Lazio out from their deep positions. Boateng shifts play out to Davies on the left, but he can’t find a way past Marusic.

18′ The Lazio players are asking for a penalty after Milinkovic-Savic appeared to be tripped by Boateng on the edge of the box as he touched it onto Immobile. VAR is having a look at it but spotted the midfielder was offside in the build-up, so it’s only a free-kick to Bayern.

17′ Bayern break quickly when they win the ball back, with Lewandowski leading the attack down the left. He pulls it back from the byline for Sane at the near post, who goes for the backheel, but he can’t flick his effort on target.

15′ Lazio are keeping the ball better when they move out of their half now and are starting to move it upfield quicker. It’s switched out to Lazzari on the left this time, but he can’t find a way past Sule.

13′ Leiva gets his head up and spots Immobile pulling away from his defender on the left so switches play out to him. He brings it down well with his first touch, only for the offside flag to go up against him.

11′ Bayern are still dominating possession and although Lazio are closing them down high upfield, the hosts just can’t get a touch on the ball. It’s patient build-up from Bayern though as they play it out from the back to open up space.

Bayern München

9′ BAYERN LEAD! It’s a poor backpass from Musacchio and Reina rushes off his line but can’t get there. Lewandowski is alert to intercept it and takes it around the keeper before slotting it into the back of the empty net. 1-0 Bayern! 

8′ It’s a great run from Sule into the box from right-back and he drifts past three Lazio defenders to get to the byline. He pulls it back for Lewandowski in the middle, but it’s an important block by Milinkovic-Savic.

6′ Lazio just can’t get out of their own half at the moment as Bayern continue to push forward. Sane and Musiala try to create some space on the right, but they just can’t get into the final third.

4′ Marusic intercepts Goretzka’s pass on the left and he sets Lazio off on the counter, linking up well with Correa ahead of him. He rides a challenge from Davies, but then can’t find any space to get a cross in.

2′ Bayern have made a bright start to the game and are putting Lazio under some early pressure. Kimmich swings a corner in which is cleared by Acerbi to Davies on the edge of the box, but it’s blocked by Milinkovic-Savic.

1′ Musiala gets the game underway for Bayern!

The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.

Lazio are in the knockout phase of the Champions League for the first time in 21 years (1999-00), the longest-ever gap between two appearances for the same club in the latter stages of the competition.

Hansi Flick makes two changes to his team after their loss to Frankfurt as he brings in Goretzka and Musiala. Roca and Choupo-Moting start on the bench, which is made up of just six substitutes.

Simone Inzaghi makes just one change to the side that beat Sampdoria at the weekend. Lazzari comes into the starting line-up for Lulic, who drops to the bench.

BAYERN MUNICH SUBS: Marc Roca, Bouna Sarr, Javi Martinez, Lucas Hernandez, Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

BAYERN MUNICH STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Niklas Sule, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Kingsley Coman; Robert Lewandowski.

LAZIO SUBS: Senad Lulic, Danilo Cataldi, Gonzalo Escalante, Marco Parolo, Vedat Muriqi, Thomas Strakosha, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Marco Alia, Andreas Pereira, Wesley Hoedt, Mohamed Fares, Felipe Caicedo.

LAZIO STARTING XI (3-5-2): Pepe Reina; Patric, Francesco Acerbi, Mateo Musacchio; Adam Marusic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Manuel Lazzari; Ciro Immobile, Joaquin Correa.

The holders are unbeaten in the Champions League so far this season (W5 D1) and finished top of their group. Bayern come into today on the back of a loss though after a 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt ended their nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions. Lazio finished behind Borussia Dortmund in their group to qualify for the knockout rounds. They’ve lost just two of their last 10 in all competitions (W8) and are on a seven-match winning run at home.

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League round of 16 first leg between Lazio and Bayern Munich at the Stadio Olimpico!

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