After returning from the Club World Cup in Qatar, Bavaria Monachium until Tuesday’s clash with Lazio he did not win the match. In the Bundesliga, Hans-Dieter Flick’s side drew at home with Arminia Bielefeld (3: 3) and lost to Eintracht Frankfurt (1: 2). The German media even wrote about the crisis of the Champions League winners.
Lewandowski overtook Raul
Lazio Rome in turn, in the last four matches Serie And they lost only once – with Inter Milan (1: 3). The team led by Simone Inzaghi is sixth in the league with 43 points and is two points behind third Juventus.
Besides, Bayern started the match significantly weakened. Among others, Thomas Mueller, Benjamin Pavard, Serge Gnabry, Douglas Costa and Corentin Tolisso.
The team from Munich, however, started the duel perfectly. Already in the ninth minute Mateo Musacchio gave a terrible pass to Pepe Reina, the ball was intercepted by Robert Lewandowski, passed the 38-year-old goalkeeper and hit an empty goal. Thus, the Pole moved up to the third place in the classificationof the most effective players in the history of the Champions League, ahead of the famous Raul.
A moment later, Lewandowski could have assisted, but in opposition he made bad for Leroy Sane. In the 36th minute, the 32-year-old striker got the ball on 14 meters, he struck, but Reina happily saved his legs. Bayern was leading then 2-0, because in the 24th minute only 17-year-old Jamal Musiala hit precisely from 17 meters.
And seven minutes later Simone Inzaghi, Lazio coach made the first substitution and took down the awful Musacchio. Just before the end, Bayern raised the score by using a counterattack. Coman ran a dozen or so meters in it, he fell into the penalty area, passed the opponent, but his shot bounced Reina. But it was right for Sane, who scored a goal.
After just 120 seconds in the second half, Acerbi scored his own goal in an attempt to take over Sane’s cross. Moments later, Lazio scored an honorary hit. Joaquin Correa hit after an individual action. We couldn’t afford more hosts. And Bayern, satisfied with the three-goal lead, calmly controlled the course of events on the pitch. In the 81st minute Lewandowski had a chance for a second goal. After Reina’s bad kick, the ball reached the Pole, he turned and hit with his left foot, but the Lazio goalkeeper saved it. And so, however, he was chosen the best player in the duel.
The rematch, which now seems a formality, will take place on Wednesday, March 17.
Lazio Rome – Bayern Munich 1: 4 (0: 3)
Goals: Correa (49th) – Lewandowski (9th), Musiala (24th), Sane (42nd), Acerbi suicide (47th)
Lazio: Reina – Gabarron (52nd Hoedt), Acerbi, Musacchio (31st Lulic) – Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic (81st Cataldi), Lucas Leiva WITH (52. Escalante), Alberto WITH (1. Akpa Akpro), Marusić WITH – Correa WITH, Immobile.
Bayern: Neuer – Sule, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Musiala (89th Choupo-Moting), Kimmich WITH – Sane (89 Sarr), Goretzka (63. Javi Martinez), Coman WITH (75. Hernandez) – Lewandowski.