Champions League - Round of 16 - 2nd Leg
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Bayern Munich 2-1 Lazio: Robert Lewandowski scores as Bayern reach Champions League quarter-finals

Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring for Bayern
Robert Lewandowski has scored all 13 of his penalties taken in the Champions League

Robert Lewandowski was on the scoresheet again as Bayern Munich cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a win over Lazio.

The striker coolly slotted home a first-half penalty after Leon Goretzka was pushed by Francesco Acerbi.

Substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting made it 2-0 in the second half with a chipped finish from close range.

Lazio got one back through Marco Parolo late on, but Bayern sailed through with a 6-2 aggregate win.

Lewandowski, who was replaced by Choupo-Moting with over 20 minutes remaining, had earlier hit the post with an excellent long-range effort in another threatening performance.

His goal - a 13th from the spot in the Champions League - meant Lewandowski has been directly involved in more goals in the competition than any other player - with 20 goals and five assists - since the start of last season.

He looked disappointed to be taken off but Choupo-Moting extended Bayern's lead when he was played through on goal by David Alaba just 121 seconds after coming on.

Lazio, who fell to a 4-1 defeat in the first leg in Rome, were much better in the second half - Parolo heading in an inch-perfect free-kick delivery for the goal, before Joaquin Correa was inches away from equalising when he slid in at the near post.

But Bayern, who dominated possession, could have made it 3-1 on the night when Leroy Sane fooled the defence with a lovely threaded pass for Serge Gnabry, only for him to drag the shot wide.

Defending champions Bayern are now unbeaten in their past 31 home matches in all competitions and will find out their quarter-final opponents in Friday's draw.

'It's how I want us to play' - what they said

Bayern head coach Hansi Flick: "Lazio defended well but I think the win was deserved. It's a shame that we conceded again. Our attack is so strong and we play a high-risk game. It's important that we keep playing like this and defend from the front to put our opponents under pressure. Every now and then the opponent will get chances, but that's how I want us to play.

"If I were to name a team that I don't want to face yet, I know 100% we would draw them [in the quarter-finals]."

Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi: "The players did well to never switch off. A good performance was necessary, and we bow out of the competition with a positive game.

"Some teams are unplayable - Bayern are one of them. We're proud of our European path this season, progressing from the group unbeaten."

Record 19 for Bayern - the best of the stats

  • Bayern Munich have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the 19th time - the most of any team in the competition's history.
  • Lazio have failed to win each of their four away games against German opponents in the Champions League.
  • Bayern are now unbeaten in their past 19 games in the Champions League, equalling their longest run of consecutive games without defeat in European Cup/Champions League history - previously a run of 19 between 2001 and 2002.
  • Lazio exit the competition having failed to win all four of their away games in the Champions League this season (D3 L1) - the most away games by a side who failed to win any in a single campaign since Manchester City in 2016-17 (also four).
  • Including finals, Bayern Munich's Hans-Dieter Flick is the first manager in Champions League history to win each of his first seven knockout-stage games in the competition.
  • At 36 years and 51 days, Lazio's Marco Parolo is the third-oldest player to score in the knockout stage of the Champions League, after Paolo Maldini (36y 333d) and Ryan Giggs (37y 148d).

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 35Nübel
  • 5Pavard
  • 17BoatengSubstituted forSüleat 45'minutes
  • 27Alaba
  • 21Hernández
  • 6KimmichSubstituted forMartínez Aginagaat 77'minutes
  • 18GoretzkaBooked at 49minsSubstituted forDaviesat 64'minutes
  • 10Sané
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forMusialaat 71'minutes
  • 7Gnabry
  • 9LewandowskiSubstituted forChoupo-Motingat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Süle
  • 8Martínez Aginaga
  • 13Choupo-Moting
  • 19Davies
  • 20Sarr
  • 22Roca
  • 34Schneller
  • 42Musiala

Lazio

Formation 3-5-2

  • 25Reina
  • 77Marusic
  • 33AcerbiBooked at 31mins
  • 26RaduBooked at 26mins
  • 29LazzariSubstituted forParoloat 57'minutes
  • 21Milinkovic-SavicBooked at 39mins
  • 18EscalanteSubstituted forAkpa Akproat 84'minutes
  • 10Romero AlconchelSubstituted forCataldiat 75'minutes
  • 96FaresSubstituted forLulicat 45'minutes
  • 94MuriqiSubstituted forPereiraat 56'minutes
  • 11CorreaBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 1Strakosha
  • 4Gabarrón Gil
  • 6Leiva
  • 7Pereira
  • 14Hoedt
  • 16Parolo
  • 17Immobile
  • 19Lulic
  • 32Cataldi
  • 37Musacchio
  • 92Akpa Akpro
Referee:
István Kovács

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamLazio
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 2, Lazio 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 2, Lazio 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Lazio. Andreas Pereira tries a through ball, but Marco Parolo is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Leroy Sané (FC Bayern München).

  5. Post update

    Senad Lulic (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Pepe Reina.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leroy Sané.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München).

  9. Post update

    Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

  11. Post update

    Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Francesco Acerbi (Lazio) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andreas Pereira with a cross following a corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Lazio. Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro replaces Gonzalo Escalante.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Alphonso Davies.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 2, Lazio 1. Marco Parolo (Lazio) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andreas Pereira with a cross following a set piece situation.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Pavard (FC Bayern München).

  17. Post update

    Joaquín Correa (Lazio) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Leroy Sané (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Senad Lulic (Lazio).

  20. Post update

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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