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DEFENDING champions Bayern Munich don't have it easy in their first knockout game of the Champions League this year as they take on Lazio.

  • RESULT: Lazio 1-4 Bayern Munich
  • Bayern XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Sule, Boateng, Davies, Goretzka, Alaba, Musiala, Coman, Sane, Lewandowski
  • Lazio XI: Reina, Patric, Acerbi, Musacchio, Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas, Luis Alberto, Marusic, Correa, Immobile

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When is Lazio vs Bayern Munich?

  • Lazio vs Bayern Munich takes place on Tuesday, February 23.
  • It will kick off at 8pm UK time.
  • The Stadio Olimpico in Rome – with no fans in attendance – plays host.
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    INZAGHI REACTS

    Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi believes his team "scored three of the four goals" for Bayern Munich but insists there should have been a penalty after Robert Lewandowski's goal when Jerome Boateng and Segej Milinkovic-Savic collided inside the box.

    Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia: “Unfortunately, we’d said this week with the lads that we should play our game. We felt the occasion too much, we were tense against the world champions, but we basically scored three of the four goals for them.

    “If the penalty had been given for 1-1, that might’ve changed the game, but none of it went our way tonight. We can learn from this experience in order to grow and be stronger in future.

    “Disappointment in the locker room is natural, but it’s already an achievement for us to be here. In games at this level, you need to be at 100 per cent, to do everything right and hope the opponents aren’t at their best.

    “We knew the kind of team we were facing. I think we’d started well before the error for the opening goal, and there should’ve been a penalty when it was still 1-0.

    “If we look at it, we’re talking about the Club World Cup winners and we scored three out of four goals for them. You can’t make those mistakes at this level.

    “Nonetheless, I think we had shots on goal too. Nobody is saying Bayern didn’t deserve to win, but it was already complicated anyway and then our errors made it even more of an uphill struggle"

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    MUSIALA SHINES

    Bayern Munich's young English ace Jamal Musiala stood out against Lazio thanks to his glittering performance at the Olimpico.

    Musiala doubled Bayern's lead after 24 minutes with a wonderful shot just outside the box.

    The 17-year-old made history as he became the youngest ever English player to score in the Champions League.

    The England under-21s international is now the second youngest goalscorer in the competition's knockout stage, behind Bojan Krkic

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    RETURN LEG

    Bayern Munich's 4-1 win over Lazio at the Olimpico is making things very hard for the Serie A giants ahead of the return leg.

    The two teams are going to meet again on March 17 at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

    Lazio will have to score at least four goals to advance, provided they don't concede any.

    If Bayern hit the target once then Simone Inzaghi's men will still need four goals that will take the game to extra-time

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    STATS

    Bayern Munich dominated a mere 56.3 per cent of possession and still scored four goals.

    Bayern had a total of 13 shots, seven of which were on target, compared to the hosts whohad 14 shots, but five were on target.

    Both Manuel Neuer and Pepe Reina were busy throughout the game as they both had to make four saves.

    The referee also had his hands full as he showed seven yellow cards, five of which went to Lazio players

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    FT: LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    Bayern Munich have made a decisive leap towards the Champions League quarter-finals.

    Lazio endured a nightmare of a first half with a raft of mistakes that saw them conceding three goals.

    Bayern picked up the lead after just nine minutes when Mateo Musacchio's weak pass back to Pepe Reina was picked up Robert Lewandowski who sent the ball to the back of the net.

    Jamal Musiala then made history as the youngest ever English scorer in the competition when his powerful shot from the edge of the box doubled his team's lead in the 24th minute.

    Lazio gave the ball away in midfield again and thus Kingsley Coman picked it up and his blocked shot led to an unmarked Leroy Sane netting the visitors' third just three minutes before half-time.

    The hosts' mistakes continued in the second half as Sane's pass to Lewandowski inside the box led to Francesco Acerbi getting in the way and scoring an own goal just two minutes after the referee's whistle.

    Lazio pulled themselves together and got a beautiful goal by Joaquin Correa who danced around Bayern's defence before beating Manuel Neuer on 49 minutes.

    But the Italian giants couldn't produce anything else and are now facing a mountain of a task in Munich

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    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    AND THAT'S FULL-TIME AT THE OLIMPICO!!!!!!!

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    90+3 CHANCE

    Alaba tries a free-kick from 25-odd yards but sends the ball wide of the mark

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    90 Four more minutes of stoppage time to go until full-time.

    Lazio really need another goal if they want to hope for a shock comeback in Munich

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    89 SUBSTITUTION

    Bayern make another couple of changes with Choupo-Moting replacing Musiala and Sarr taking Sane's place

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    87 Bayern don't seem too keen to score another goal as all their focus falls on ball possession.

    After all, as it stands, Lazio will have to score at least four goals in Munich to advance in the quarter-finals

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    84 Lazio are still pushing for at least another goal but continue to make errors in defence.

    That comes down to Bayern's brilliant pressing from their high lines

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    81 SUBSTITUTION

    Lazio make another change as Cataldi replaces Milinkovic-Savic and Akpa Akpro takes Alberto's place

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    81 CHANCE!

    Acerbi picks up a header from a corner-kick on the right side but sends the ball wide

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    80 CHANCE!

    Another defensive mistake by Lazio as Reina gives the ball away with a poor clearance.

    Lewandowski gains possession inside the box but his shot is blocked by the former Bayern keeper

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    78 CHANCE!

    Lazio ace Hoedt gets a header following Alberto's corner-kick from the left.

    The hosts are in desperate need of at least another goal that would make a comeback in the return leg in Munich possible

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    76 SUBSTITUTION

    Bayern make another switch as Hernandez takes Koman's place

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    75 YELLOW CARD

    Yellow cards are starting to mount up as Coman gets cautioned for a late challenge on Marusic

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    72 YELLOW CARD

    Kimmich becomes the first Bayern player to be booked for protesting.

    Referee gave a foul to Lazio from a good position after Lazzari went down at the edge of the goal line under pressure by Davies.

    There didn't seem to be contact in that challenge but the referee deemed it a foul, which didn't sit well with Kimmich.

    Nothing came off the free-kick

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    69 YELLOW CARD

    Another yellow for Lazio after Escalante's cynical tackle on Lewandowski.

    The Bayern star got clear and the Laziali ace brought him down with a nasty tackle from behind

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    68 Lazio have been very pacey in the last few minutes and are gaining a great deal of possession.

    Where was all that in the first half…?

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    66 CHANCE

    Bayern ace Alaba fires a beautiful free kick from the right flank and just misses Reina's post

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    65 Bayern's defence has been quite shaky in the second half.

    The visitors have yet to find a way to contain Alberto, Milinkovic-Savic and Immobile who are showing some great chemistry with their passing football

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     LAZIO 1-4 BAYERN

    64 CHANCE!

    Lazio are showing some good skills in the last few minutes.

    Milinkovic-Savic finds Immobile who fires a powerful shot from the edge of the box that is saved by Neuer

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    63 SUBSTITUTION

    Bayern manager Flick makes his first switch as Martinez takes Goretzka's place

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    61 CHANCE

    Lazio are still looking to minimise the deficit as much as possible ahead of the return leg in Munich.

    Lulic fires a shot from the left flank but it goes wide

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