News : FC Bayern Munich versus Lazio Rome, Champions League round of 16 in the live ticker
FC Bayern Munich – Lazio Rome -: – (9:00 p.m.)
2:14 p.m .: The decision in the Bayern goal has apparently been made. As the “BILD” reports, Alexander Nübel will be in the box against Lazio Rome, while the ailing Manuel Neuer will not even be in the squad. Instead of the national keeper, Lukas Schneller (19) will take a seat on the bench, who has completed seven appearances in the third division in Bavaria’s second division in the current season.
11.00 a.m.: Hello and welcome to our live ticker from the second leg of the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 between FC Bayern and Lazio. There are no doubts about the quarter-finals of Munich. After the 4-1 win in Rome, the defending champion in the Champions League wants to convince with another win on Wednesday (9 p.m. / Sky) in the second leg – whether with Manuel Neuer or substitute Alexander Nübel in goal with a cold.
“We performed very well in the Champions League, including in the Bundesliga. Even if we had a low performance in between, you can be very satisfied with the last few games, ”said coach Hansi Flick. “That is currently our claim that we repeat this achievement.”
Although Lazio would need a football miracle to advance, the Munich team doesn’t just want to manage their lead. “If we don’t prepare well and don’t take Lazio seriously, it could backfire very quickly,” said international Leroy Sané. “It’s a Champions League game. Everyone knows that a lot can happen. “
INITIAL SITUATION: A team has never been eliminated from the European Cup or the Champions League after winning the first leg away by three goals. “We have to do a very good job. Lazio are a team that can play football very well. So we have to be on our guard and call everything up, ”warned Flick.
STAFF: Final scorer Kingsley Coman could not take part in the final training due to muscular problems, captain Neuer was absent with a cold. Given the comfortable lead, Munich could cope with the failures. Bayern will certainly not risk anything two and a half weeks before the Bundesliga summit against RB Leipzig.
PERMANENT DEBATE: Since the announced resignation of Joachim Löw in the summer after the European Championship, soccer Germany has been debating the new national coach. A hot candidate: Hansi Flick. The 56-year-old is holding back on the question after referring to his Bayern contract, which will run until 2023, and targeted club successes last week. “Our job is to simply leave out everything that is off the pitch and that we cannot influence,” said Flick.
OPPONENT: After three draws in three away games of this premier league season, Lazio are also aiming for a good performance in Munich. “We’re up against a great opponent, but we’ll do our best,” assured coach Simone Inzaghi. The Romans have only won one of their last 15 away games in the premier class. In September 2003 there was a 2-0 win at Besiktas Istanbul.
RECORDS: FC Bayern are facing their 19th quarter-finals – that would be the only record ahead of FC Barcelona (18), who have already been eliminated. After the 4: 1 in Rome, Munich have been undefeated for 18 games in the premier class. The club’s record stands at 19 unbeaten Champions League games between March 2001 and April 2002. In the history of the competition, only Manchester United remained undefeated for longer, in 25 games without a loss from 2007 to 2009.