Lazio was beaten by Bayern Munich by a 4-1 scoreline yesterday in the UEFA Champions League first leg at Lazio’s home turf Stadio Olimpico.
In the first ten minutes of the game, Lazio did several attacks but can’t make any hole in Bayern defense, those chances were converted into a counter-attack by Bayern, and the high-volume pressure made a miss pass, Robert Lewandowski made an amazing move and by intercepting the ball towards goalkeeper and finished an open goal by dodging the goalkeeper at 9 minutes of the match.
Another attack made by Bayern after few minutes and beautifully scored by Jamal Musiala, the youngest English goal scorer of champions league history. Bayern that moment took the lead by 2-0 and it became a very precious moment for Musiala made in his history also a proud moment for Bayern.
Before ending the first half Bayern made another successful counterattack against Lazio and a deflected pass successfully handled by Leroy Sané and made a lead 3-0.
And after ten minutes of second-half, a cross through made by Bayern misplaced by Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi and his own goal lead the opponent by 4-0. In two minutes, Lazio made a successful attack and Joaquin Correa made the final score 4-1 but it was too late for Lazio to comeback against them.
Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi expressed;
“Unfortunately, we’d said this week with the lads that we should play our game. We felt the occasion too much, we were tense against the world champions, but we basically scored three of the four goals for them,” Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.
In the first half, a tackle was done by Bayern Munich in their penalty box which was called for a penalty but the referee’s decision was against it.
“If the penalty had been given for 1-1, that might’ve changed the game, but none of it went our way tonight. We can learn from this experience in order to grow and be stronger in the future.”
“Disappointment in the locker room is natural, but it’s already an achievement for us to be here. In games at this level, you need to be at 100 percent, to do everything right and hope the opponents aren’t at their best.”
“We knew the kind of team we were facing. I think we’d started well before the error for the opening goal, and there should’ve been a penalty when it was still 1-0.”
“If we look at it, we’re talking about the Club World Cup winners and we scored three out of four goals for them. You can’t make those mistakes at this level.”
“Nonetheless, I think we had shots on goal too. Nobody is saying Bayern didn’t deserve to win, but it was already complicated anyway and then our errors made it even more of an uphill struggle.”
Robert Lewandowski, after the match: “It’s a good night when you score four goals. I maybe didn’t have that many chances, but I tried to get into the right positions, and overall that early goal was important.”
Hansi Flick, Bayern coach to the media: “Everyone fulfilled expectations today. We wanted to put them under pressure from the off, which we did well. We won the ball high up the pitch and created plenty of chances as a result. We’re very happy.”
Pepe Reina, Lazio goalkeeper after the game: “It’s a bad night. We had prepared differently. Now, of course, we need to react and carry on our momentum in the league.”