Defending champions Bayern Munich record emphatic away win to Lazio

Defending champions Bayern Munich record emphatic away win to Lazio

- Lazio vs Bayern Munich ended 4-1 in favour of the Bundesliga club in the round of 16 Champions League tie

- Robert Lewandowski, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane were on target as Francesco Acerbi's own goal gave Bayern a four-goal advantage

- Joaquin Correa reduced the deficit in the second to give Lazio have a slim chance of making it through to the last eight

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Bayern Munich put one foot in the quarter-finals following a 4-1 thrashing of Serie A side Lazio in their last 16 Champions League tie played at the Estadio Olimpico.

Last season's topscorer Robert Lewandowski scored the first goal of the game in the ninth minute after pouncing on a defensive error before rounding Pepe Reina as he put the ball into the back of the net.

17-year-old Jamal Musiala made it 2-0 in the 24th minute with a well-taken shot from outside of the 18-yard box as Bavarians were cruising ahead of the Italian side.

Defending champions Bayern Munich record emphatic away win to Lazio
Defending champions Bayern Munich record emphatic away 4-1 win to Lazio with Lewandoski, Sane among the scorers. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli
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It was 3-0 three minutes before the break as Leroy Sane finished off a Kinglsey Coman's rebounded shot which fell kindly into the path of the German midfielder.

Bayern were not done yet as Sane was involved in the fourth with a brilliant piece of skill as Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi scored into his own net which counted as an own goal. 4-0 it was.

Joaquin Correa grabbed a consolation to make it 4-1 but Simeone Inzaghi's team will have a mountain to climb in the second leg at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern who are looking good to retain the trophy extended their unbeaten run in the Champions League to 18 matches.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that David Alaba has confirmed that he will end his 13-year romance with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich at the end of the season, Squawka.

The 28-year-old's contract at the Allianz Arena will be ending but he did not mention his next destination.

The Bavarians had offered the Austrian international multiple new deals worth £13million but negotiations between the player's agent and the team broke down last November.

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