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Bayern vs Lazio Champions League preview: where to watch, predicted line-ups, team news

Where to watch, predicted line-ups and team news for the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg between Bayern and Lazio.

Robert Lewandowski out for training on Tuesday
Robert Lewandowski out for training on Tuesday dpa Picture-Alliance via AFP

Bayern host Lazio in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg on 17 March at 21:00 CET. This page will update with team news, quotes and expert analysis as kick-off approaches.

Bayern vs Lazio build-up


What happened in the first leg?

First-half goals from Robert Lewandowski, Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sané put Bayern firmly in control in Rome, and the writing was on the wall for Lazio when Francesco Acerbi put through his own net. Joaquín Correa's reply has given them a faint sniff.

Highlights: Lazio 1-4 Bayern Munich (2 mins)
Highlights: Lazio 1-4 Bayern Munich (2 mins)

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

Form guide

Bayern
Form
: WWWWLD
Latest: Bremen 1-3 Bayern, 13/03
Where they stand
: 1st in Bundesliga

Lazio
Form
: WLLLWL
Latest: Lazio 3-2 Crotone, 12/03
Where they stand: 7th in Serie A

Possible line-ups

Watch all Bayern's group stage goals
Watch all Bayern's group stage goals

Bayern: Neuer; Pavard, Süle, Alaba, Davies; Roca, Goretzka; Sané, Müller, Gnabry; Lewandowski

Lazio: Reina; Patric, Acerbi, Radu; Marušic, Milinković-Savić, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Lulić; Correa, Immobile

Expert predictions

Jordan Maciel, Bayern reporter: Bayern have more than one foot in the quarter-finals following their 4-1 win in Rome, but do not expect any complacency from the reigning champions as they seek to build momentum and maintain defensive solidity heading into the climax of their season.

Vieri Capretta, Lazio reporter: Lazio need a miracle to get to the quarter-finals, but will at least aim to show they are a better side than the one that lost so comprehensively in the first leg. A more balanced approach and better finishing could earn them a draw, and a dignified way to bow out of this season's competition. Can they do even better? In the UEFA Champions League, you never say never.

Match stats and facts

View from the camps

Bayern coach Hansi Flick in training on Tuesday
Bayern coach Hansi Flick in training on Tuesdaydpa Picture-Alliance via AFP

Hansi Flick, Bayern coach: "We've delivered strong performances in the Champions League, as well as in the Bundesliga. Our current aim is to continue in this manner. We want to win this game as well. We're in the midst of a good run and want to keep it going, especially since we're at home. We really want to win to further build our self-confidence."

Simone Inzaghi, Lazio coach: "We know how hard we worked to get to play matches like [this]. We will put in a good performance, and before the first leg we had not lost in the UEFA Champions League this season. We want to do well. We want to play in the Champions League more often. It's our first time in the round of 16 in 20 years. We must enjoy an evening like this one. I hope it will happen again because we are all ambitious. Our mission in the Champions League was successful; the aim was to reach the knockout stages."