Defending champions Bayern Munich aim to get the upper hand in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie when they visit Lazio. Predictions and odds for this Lazio versus Bayern Munich match to be played at Stadio Olmpico are available.
This will be the teams’ first encountet in UEFA competition.
Bayern advanced to the last 16 after ruling Group C unbeaten in six games, posting five wins and one draw.
Lazio progressed as Group F runners-up with two wins and four draws.VICTORY OVER PSG
Bayern won last year’s title after edging Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal to become the first European Cup winners to win all their matches during the tournament. They also bagged their sixth CL trophy.
The holders are nearly two years without a loss in the CL, winning 16 and drawing one since defeat by Liverpool in the 2018-19 round-of-16 second leg.
The Munich outfit became only the seventh team, and first from Germany, to win all six games in the CL group stage last season.
This is Bayern's 24th CL campaign, fewer only than Barcelona and Real Madrid (both 25).
Kings of Germany football for a record 30th time last season, with a record eighth successive Bundesliga title, Bayern have reached the CL quarter-finals or better in eight of the last nine seasons, the exception their defeat by eventual champions Liverpool in the 2018-19 last 16.
Prior to meeting Lazio, Bayern went down in defeat 2-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt but kept the lead in the Bundesliga.
Lazio will have their hands full against Bayern who will be led by the prolific scorer Robert Lewandowski and a host of stars such as Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich.TOP SCORER
Lewandowski finished as the top scorer in the 2019-20 CL with 15 goals, two shy of Cristiano Ronaldo's competition record of 17 for Real Madrid in 2013-14. The goal he scored against Salzburg on Matchday 4 this season was his 71st in the CL, moving him tiedl with Raúl González in joint third in the competition's all-time scoring list.
The Italians, who will be in their first taste of the knockout rounds in 21 years, will have Ciro Immobile as main attacker.
This is Lazio's sixth CL campaign. During their most recent appearance, in 2007-08, they wound up fourth in their section having tallied up only five points from six games. Their previous appearances in the competition all came between 1999 and 2004.
Lazio's record in two-legged ties against German clubs is 2-2 (win-loss).
Before meeting Bayern, Lazio tamed visiting Sampdoria 1-0 in the Serie A to rebound from a 3-1 loss at Internazionale.
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