Newsletter

Champions League: Bayern suffer defeat in Rome

In the round of 16 of the Champions League, FC Bayern Munich lost the game against Lazio Rome 0-1 (0-0) at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The German record champions now have to worry about reaching the quarter-finals. It could also be Bayern’s first titleless season since 2011/12.

For the hosts, Ciro Immobile secured victory in the first game of the knockout phase with a penalty kick in the 69th minute. After a red card for Dayot Upamecano, Bayern had to play outnumbered for the last 20 minutes. They were no longer able to equalize.

“Lazio will make the most of being an outsider,” Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel said before the game. Lazio, seventh in Serie A, played very defensively, especially at the beginning, but still had a few chances to score as the game progressed. However, Luis Alberto’s shot, which narrowly missed Manuel Neuer’s goal (22nd), as well as further attempts by Gustav Isaksen in the 37th and 48th minutes failed.

However, Bayern failed to score. A free kick from Leroy Sané, who was far from his form from the first half of the season, narrowly missed the goal in the 32nd minute. “We had three clear chances,” said Thomas Müller on the streaming service Dazn. The second half was once again “characterized by uncertainty,” he continued, and when it came to mistakes, “it was almost slapstick.”

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain won the home game against Real Sociedad 2-0 (0-0). Kylian Mbappé paved the way for his team towards the quarter-finals. He scored the first goal for the French in the 58th minute. Bradley Barcola (70th) marked the final score a little later.

In the round of 16 of the Champions League, FC Bayern Munich lost the game against Lazio Rome 0-1 (0-0) at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The German record champions now have to worry about reaching the quarter-finals. It could also be Bayern’s first titleless season since 2011/12.

For the hosts, Ciro Immobile secured victory in the first game of the knockout phase with a penalty kick in the 69th minute. After a red card for Dayot Upamecano, Bayern had to play outnumbered for the last 20 minutes. They were no longer able to equalize.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending