1 min: Lazzari concedes a really gentle early nook however Bayern don’t profit from it. Lazio can’t go conceding early.
Bayern have named solely six subs, they’re a bit threadbare with a spread of harm points. Thomas Muller is the biggest-name miss.
The groups are strolling out in Rome – it’s Lazio’s first knock-out stage tie for greater than 20 years! I believe there may be just a few targets in it.
Wanting ahead very a lot to seeing England’s … or Germany’s? … Jamal Musiala in motion at this time. This profile by Ed Aarons from just a few months again is value your time.
There’s a Premier League recreation at the moment occurring and, in that, it’s at the moment Leeds 2-0 Southampton.
Lazio don’t have any of these outdated 90s names, not anymore! However they do have some belting gamers. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is up there with the world’s most gifted playmakers on his day; everyone knows Lucas Leiva; Ciro Motionless’s up entrance means we now have two masterful centre-forwards on present at this time.
As for Bayern … maybe they’re not the invincible machine we trailed. I imply, they beautiful a lot are, however of their final two league fixtures they drew 3-3 at dwelling with Arminia Bielefeld and misplaced 2-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt. A post-Membership World Cup hunch? May very well be. Now’s the time to snap out of it.
After I consider Lazio I nonetheless consider Boksic, Signori, Di Matteo, Winter, Casiraghi, Fuser. Am I simply caught within the 90s?
Massive recreation elsewhere – Simon Burnton brings you Atletico Madrid v Chelsea!
Lazio: Reina, Patric, Acerbi, Musacchio, Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Marusic, Correa, Motionless. Subs: Strakosha, Pereira, Hoedt, Parolo, Escalante, Lulic, Caicedo, Cataldi, Alia, Akpa Akpro, Muriqi, Fares.
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Süle, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Kimmich, Goretzka, Sané, Musiala, Coman, Lewandowski. Subs: Martínez, Choupo-Moting, Sarr, Hernández, Roca, Hoffmann.
These are the chaaaaaaampiooooooons! No actually, these are. Bayern Munich have rolled into Rome and, as regular, they imply enterprise. You’d be sensible to name this season’s Champions League a two-horse race between them and Manchester Metropolis, I reckon, and whereas tonight’s recreation has a hearty dose of glamour hooked up to it they’re clear favourites to get the higher hand over Lazio.
Simone Inzaghi’s group are a comparatively lowly sixth in Serie A – though, boy, they do have some good gamers. They took 4 factors of Borussia Dortmund within the group stage of this, their first Champions League marketing campaign in 13 years. Can that encourage them to related heroics towards crack German opposition?
Keep tuned and we’ll discover out! It’s an enchanting tie, this one, and I’d love to listen to your ideas and predictions within the buildup.