What started as a difficult round-of-16 test for Lazio has become almost insurmountable as UEFA Champions League titleholders Bayern Munich bring a 4-1 advantage into Wednesday’s second leg. The reigning kings of Europe looked every bit the part when they strolled to a one-sided result in Rome three weeks ago, when Jamal Musiala become the youngest Champions League goalscorer in Bayern’s history:
Joaquin Correa’s consolation strike shortly after half-time did little to save face for Simone Inzaghi’s side, who look set to be denied in their pursuit of a first Champions League quarter-final spot since 2000.
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Lazio will have to pull off one of the Champions League’s greatest comebacks if they’re to advance past a Bayern side in full control, airing via Galavision from 3 p.m. ET. You can live stream Champions League matches on fuboTV.
How to Watch Bayern Munich vs. Lazio
When: Wednesday, March 17
Where: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Whereas victory over Lazio inspired a streak of four successive wins for Die Roten, defeat at home to one of Europe’s elite precipitated a downward slope for the Italians. Having gone the entire season thus far without suffering successive losses, Lazio’s loss to Bayern was the first of three defeats in a row, falling short at Bologna and Juventus in the games that followed.
Fortunately for Inzaghi, his outfit have since responded with a 3-2 triumph over struggling Crotone, providing some injection of confidence ahead of their trip to the Allianz Arena:
Unfortunately for the Lazio chief, their hosts will have Thomas Muller and Benjamin Pavard back fit for the second leg after both missing the trip to Rome in February. Muller is an extra danger man who Lazio would have preferred not worrying about, although in-form Leon Goretzka has shone among a treasure trove of midfield talents in Munich of late:
As for Lazio’s missing men, Manuel Lazzari and Luiz Felipe will play no part in Bavaria due to injuries. Mateo Musacchio could be dropped in favor of Wesley Hoedt after his back-pass gifted Robert Lewandowski the opening goal just nine minutes into the first leg. As if Bayern’s leading scorer needed any more help finding the back of the net.
The Pole has 32 goals in only 24 Bundesliga games this season and continues to hunt down Gerd Muller’s all-time record of 40 goals in a single German top-flight campaign. Lewandowski has failed to find the back of the net in only seven of the 31 games in which he’s started across all competitions this term, including four goals in his last three Champions League appearances.