Bayern, European champions and who had already practically resolved their place in the quarterfinals by beating Lazio 1-4 in the Olimpico in the first leg, sealed their qualification this Wednesday with another victory against the team led by Simone Inzaghi ( 2-1). Despite the good start of the game for the ‘laziale’, the Munich team once again imposed its law, this time with a penalty goal from Lewandowski and another from Choupo-Moting. Parolo scored for the Romans the goal of honor.
Lazio knew they needed a miracle to overcome the round and in fact Simone Inzaghi left his captain and emblem, Ciro Immobile, on the bench, a sign that he preferred to reserve him for Serie A, in which the Romans are seventh, 6 points from the Champion area. But the ‘laziale’ team started the match practicing good football, although without creating clear chances of danger.
Hansi Flick, Bayern coach, had the casualties of Manuel Neuer (with a flu process) and Kingsley Coman (with muscular problems, but otherwise he lined up his gala team, making it clear that he did not face the return as a procedure despite the forceful 1-4 of the first leg, a sample of the Munich players in a steamroller version.
And, despite Lazio’s good start at the Allianz Arena, it was Bayern that took the lead. Robert Lewandowski scored by converting a Muriki push penalty penalty to Leon Goretzka. It was the 33rd minute. As soon as the second period started, the Polish striker was about to score another goal after a good move from Leroy Sané. And in the 67 ‘Lewandowski crashed a ball into the post. The second goal of the night was scored by Eric Choupo-Moting in the 73rd minute, after receiving a good pass from David Alaba.
The best Lazio appeared at the end of the match. Marco Parolo closed the gap in the 82nd minute, after taking advantage of a ball from Andreas Pereira, and shortly afterwards Acerbi had a good chance. It was in that final stretch when, with everything decided, Simone Inzaghi’s team worried the European champion the most.