Champions League, round of 16-First Leg: Bayern lose on aggregate in Rome

champions league round of 16 first leg bayern lose on aggregate in rome

Last Update: 14.02.2024 23: 45

Bayern Munich have conceded a defeat to Lazio Rome in the Champions League. The Bavarians left several scoring chances unused and caught a penalty and a red card. Former Dortmund player and Lazio icon Ciro Immobile turned the penalty kick into a routine and untenable one (69.). The Munich team showed a decent performance for only half an hour. Then there was another break-in.

With Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller in the starting lineup, the Munich team missed the lead in the first half on Wednesday evening (14.02.24) despite beautifully played opportunities. In the second part of the game, the cloth team fell back into old patterns, according to which nothing converged at Sané, Kimmich & Co. The crisis in which FC Bayern Munich is currently has no end.

Tuchel “frustrated and angry”

“In the first half we have to take the lead. There was a reaction there. We had three clear chances, the things we have to do”, said Thomas Müller at DAZN. The second half is “again marked by uncertainty” have been: “It was a bit of Slapstick.”

Coach Thomas Tuchel was in the Champions League after the serious setback “frustrated and angry”. Wednesday night’s game at Lazio Rome “if we lost, I don’t know if Lazio won”, Tuchel said Following the 0: 1 on DAZN. “We completely lost the thread in the second half. But we still have a rematch.” According to the data service provider Opta, Tuchel cashed in his 43. The tenth defeat as Bayern coach-that’s how many times his predecessor Julian Nagelsmann had lost in his 84 games.

Concentrated, fun start for Bayern

From the first minute of the match, the Munich team tried to forget the shame of the defeat in Leverkusen. Coach Thomas Tuchel returned to the foursome, which this time lacked winter additions Eric Dier and Sacha Boey.

With a lot of confidence, speed and precise play, the first big chance was not long in coming. Leroy Sané was perfect for Joshua Kimmich, who shot just past the right angle (2. Minutes). Five minutes later the next big chance: Kimmich looked for Thomas Müller deep in the right penalty area. The veteran almost from the baseline artistically put right back in the middle, where Harry Kane shot unusually clearly over the goal.

Lazio needed 18 minutes for the first goal: after the first corner of the Romans, central defender Alessio Romagnoli headed, but clearly too weak to put Manuel Neuer in distress. With a shot from Luis Alberto a little later, Neuer would have been powerless, but the Ball passed the right of the goal.

Interesting Free Kick Variants

A free kick after half an hour would have taken the visitors ‘ lead by a hair: Kane ran over the Ball in the variant, Goretzka played to the left, where Müller stopped the Ball for Sané. The shot of the precision shooter passed wafer-thin on the left side of the Biancocelesti’s Gate.

However, the most beautiful play of the first half did not lead to goal success either. Through the very agile and committed Sané, Müller and Leon Goretzka, the Ball came to Jamal Musiala, who after a short dribble from six meters half-left position came too much in reserve.

The most important insight of this first half of the game: the Bayern Collective was recognizable, the attitude was right from Manuel Neuer in the back to Harry Kane in the front-no player showed deficits. Kimmich and Goretzka on the Double Six harmonized, the defensive chain did not allow a single completion from striker Star Immobile. Only one gate was missing.

A moment of terror at the beginning of half two

But at the latest, when the advanced Dayot Upamecano lost a duel against Alberto shortly after the start of the second half near the center line, the Fans felt reminded of the weakness of the Bayern defense, which had already been experienced so often. And it immediately became dangerous: the Dane Gustav Isaksen went half-left alone towards Neuer, who with a Reflex thwarted the backlog for Munich.

But Munich quickly rallied: the right-back Noussair Mazraoui, striking with good offensive actions, followed shortly afterwards and brought the Ball in front of the goal from the baseline. Müller and Musiala lurked there, ready to shoot, but the Lazioli were able to prevent the Bavarians ‘ goal.

Bayern are playing hard

As the duration of the game increased, however, the German champion found it increasingly difficult to build on the performance of half one. Despite having significantly more possession than Rome, the moments of surprise became less, the precision in the game decreased significantly, and there were no scoring chances for a very long time. Lazio were already preparing their defensive work in midfield, making the spaces tight.

Another major defensive mistake

Then the impartial François Letexier took center stage. In a raid-like counter-attack by the hosts, three Romans ran into the penalty area and caused confusion in the back team of the guests. Upamecano pounced on the free-standing Isaksen on the right and hit the ankle of the Lazio attacker in his defensive action. The French impartial immediately pointed to the penalty spot and, to the horror of the Bavarians, drew red. Immobile’s sharp shot from the bottom right sealed Bayern Munich’s defeat.

Outnumbered, the Bavarians did not give up, hardly came to terms against traditionally well-defending Italians. Pedro failed in stoppage time with a huge chance at Neuer. On 5. On March 30, Bayern have the next and last Chance to prevent elimination from the second competition after the Cup.

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