Lazio will host defending champions Bayern Munich in the first leg of the round of 16 of the European Cup team in the 2020/21 season.
Football judgments Lazio vs Bayern Munich – Round 1/8 of the Champions League 2020/21
3h00 on February 24, Olimpico Stadium
This is the first time Lazio has participated in this round after 20 years, since the 1999/00 season. As coach Simone Inzaghi says, this feat is no different than a title for Lazio.
However, the members of Lazio above and below will not want this ‘title’ to stop too soon. Any team wants the European Cup journey to be as long as possible.
However, Lazio’s ambitions face a great challenge because their first opponent may also be the last opponent they will encounter in the Champions League knockout round: defending champions Bayern Munich.
Lazio is not in bad form, they only lost to the top team of Serie A Inter Milan, but won 4 of the last 5 matches. Eagle is ranked 5th in the Italian league.
Bayern Munich is still topping the Bundesliga rankings, but when returning from the FIFA Club World Cup championship, the giant has shown signs of fatigue having drawn 1 loss 1 since.
However, it is possible that the midweek match in the European Cup is also the time when Bayern Munich can regain their inherent form. Lazio will face a real challenge in the European arena.
- Lazio’s Strakosha, Luiz Felipe, Radu, Hoedt, Lazzari were unable to play due to injury.
- Bayern side, Nianzou, Douglas Costa, Gnabry, Tolisso injured. Pavard is Covid-19 positive.
- The fulcrum for Lazio is that they are winning 7 consecutive matches at home.
- Bayern Munich won only the last 3/6 matches on away field.
Expected squad Lazio vs Bayern:
Lazio: Reina; Musacchio, Acerbi, Patric, Lulic, Marusic, Leiva, Alberto, Milinkovic-Savic, Correa, Immobile.
Bayern: Neuer; Davies, Boateng, Alaba, Suele, Kimmich, Goretzka, Sane, Coman, Mueller, Lewandoswki.
Video goals Bayern 3-3 Bielefeld. Source: FPT Television