Bayern Munich lost the first leg of the Champions League round of 16; 1-0 against Lazio

In a 1-0 defeat at Lazio on Wednesday, Bayern’s 16 shots were all off target in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.
Bayern Munich was unable to find the goal no matter what they attempted.
Bayern fell short once more, this time in the Bundesliga four days after suffering a crushing defeat.
Midway through the second half, Bayern was reduced to 10 men after the German team missed many opportunities. Lazio captain Ciro Immobile then converted a penalty kick.

Bayern Munich lost to Lazio

Harry Kane, a striker for Bayern, stated, “It’s been a tough week.” “We had a strong start and several good opportunities. From the edge of the box, I had one, Josh (Kimmich) had one, and Jamal (Musiala) had one. Those are significant moments in these games that we were unable to capture.
Seven minutes in, Thomas Müller set up Kane right in front of the goal, but his half-volley attempt went high.

“I just leaned back, and they’re the ones you want,” Kane remarked. “It’s a fact of football and a striker’s job to occasionally miss them. For the team and me, the most important thing is to concentrate on the upcoming task. There’s no denying that we are experiencing difficulty. We won’t give up and we’re not done. We must look for that spark since it has the power to transform a lot.

The outcome puts pressure on Bayern and head coach Thomas Tuchel ahead of the return leg on March 5 in addition to the team’s 3-0 loss at Bayer Leverkusen.

Thomas Müller of Bayern stated, “I think we created a response (to the Leverkusen loss) in the first half.” “There’s no doubt that we ought to have taken the lead in the first half. When discussing a reaction, it’s not always possible to talk about the outcome, even though that’s a nice reaction’s final output. Instead, we should talk about our methodology first.

Six-time European champion Bayern has advanced to the quarterfinals or higher in 11 of its previous 12 Champions League runs, with Liverpool’s elimination in the round of 16 five years ago being the lone exception.

Three years ago, Lazio—which is currently ranked seventh in Serie A—lost to Bayern in its lone previous round-of-16 trip. However, Maurizio Sarri’s squad has been playing well lately, winning five of its previous seven league games. previous season, they finished second behind Napoli, the overwhelming winners of Italy.

Dayot Upamecano, a defender for Bayern, was sent off for a tackle on Gustav Isaksen. Immobile’s subsequent spot kick sent goalkeeper Manuel Neuer reeling. The Italian attacker, who over the weekend achieved the 200-goal milestone in Serie A, has now scored Lazio’s last four goals in the tournament.

“Watching matches like this makes you feel so many different emotions, and as kids, we always wanted to share it with these fans,” Immobile remarked.
The other match of the evening saw Real Sociedad defeated 2-0 by Paris Saint-Germain.

Bayern now faces an uphill battle in Europe after seeing its chances of continuing a run of 11 straight Bundesliga titles put in doubt after falling five points behind Leverkusen.

Müller stated, “We as a club are known for our ability to stick together in times of adversity. “We’ll give it our all right up until the very last second in every competition. Even though we didn’t display it tonight, we know we are capable of it. And who’s to say that in three weeks things won’t look very different.

Bayern dominated the first part of the match, but they were unable to find the goal.
After thirty minutes, Leroy Sané again just missed a free kick.
After the interval, Isaksen had only the goalkeeper to beat after Luis Alberto sent a pass over the top, and Neuer did brilliantly to stop the shot.
Subsequently, Kane missed a header once more.
Prior to kickoff, supporters of Bayern fired flares onto the pitch, causing smoke and fire to engulf the visitors’ section.

Lazio supporters danced in the seats as techno music erupted from the stadium speakers following the final whistle.
Lazio had only previously defeated Valencia in 2000 to secure their second-ever victory in the knockout stage.

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