Champions League. Bayern Munich returns to Lazio and heads into the quarters

Beaten 1-0 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, Bayern beat Lazio at home (3-0), thanks to a double from Harry Kane, to win the fourth quarter of the Champions League final.

Deeply English in the crisis after a sequence – extremely rare for the Bavarian club – with three failures at heart, Bayern offers itself a little breath of fresh air in front of its 75,000 spectators to follow the European adventure.

This is what Harry Kane, the best known but from Munich this season and recruiter at a high price (plus 100 million euros) in European evenings, decided for the return of the Bavarian train on the rails.

Corn from Müller’s Fox

After half an hour of almost exclusive domination, the captain of the English selection is found within six meters and a recovery of the head is a recapitulation of Raphaël Guerreiro’s manual for producing the score.

The Munich players continued their pressure on the Laziale goal, and once again found the breach in the Roman wall in added time of the first period, with a fox goal from the areas of Thomas Müller.

On a corner taken by Guerreiro and pushed back to the near post, Matthijs de Ligt volleyed and Müller, covered by Felipe Anderson, was able to put his head in to free the Allianz Arena.

Tuchen at the end of the contrast at the end of the year

In the second half, Kane once again found himself ideally placed to take a shot from Leroy Sané, repelled as best he could by Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel, to push the ball into the empty goal and provide an end to the match less stressful for his team.

Kane has six seasons in the Champions League, 33 in total with Bayern and 27 scored in the Bundesliga.

Kane was man of the match alongside Müller, with the 34-year-old England center forward involved in all three goals in Bayern’s perfect evening.

In its history in the Champions League, Bayern has never experienced a negative trend in a match that lasted three times (14 matches) in 2015 against Porto, in 2012 against Basel and in 2007 against Real Madrid.

During the last European season, the Bavarians were eliminated in the quarterfinals for Paris SG in 2021, for the Spanish Villarreal in 2022 and for Manchester City in 2023.

Regardless of the outcome of the draw on Friday March 15, Bayern will be in the position of underdog in the quarters. When the local club crosses the last few days, it is time to continue to the Benner Strasse boat, and the club will be south of the city.

Eliminated in the round of 16 of the German Cup by Saarbrücken, modest residents of three divisions, the Munich residents have almost abandoned all hope of a double consecutive title of German champion, several points behind Bayer Leverkusen, leader Defeated this season in 34 matches across competitions.

The club decided to reunite under coach Thomas Tuchel’s contract at the end of the season on June 30, 2024, a year before the first test, later that day after the defeat in Bochum on February 18.

It was also a convalescent Bayern who got rid of the trap set by a very weak Lazio Rome on Tuesday evening, with a big scare just before Kane’s opening score, when Ciro Immobile, alone at the far post This is part of a frame and a head attempt.