Image Source : AP Robert Lewandowski scored his 72nd Champions League purpose, transferring above Spain's former footballer Raul to enter the top-3 goalscorers within the competitors.
Teenager Jamal Musiala turned Bayern Munich’s youngest-ever goalscorer within the Champions League as he helped his staff rout Lazio 4-1 within the first leg of the spherical of 16 on Tuesday.
Musiala additionally turned the second-youngest participant to attain within the knockout stage of the competitors when he netted Bayern’s second purpose.
Bojan is the youngest, having netted for Barcelona aged 17 years and 217 days in 2008. Musiala, who's eligible to play for both Germany or England, is 17 years and 363 days.
Musiala posted footage on Twitter of him celebrating his purpose, with the caption: “A night to remember.”
Robert Lewandowski had earlier given Bayern the lead after a howler from Lazio and Leroy Sané put the defending champion firmly in management on the finish of the primary half.
Francesco Acerbi netted an personal purpose firstly of the second half as Lazio’s first look within the Champions League knockout stage for 20 years went from unhealthy to worse. Joaquín Correa scored a comfort for the Italian aspect, which was woeful defensively.
“It was a fantastic night. If you score four goals in Rome it means you had a really great game and achieved something special,” stated Lewandowski, who was named UEFA Player of the Match.
“The Champions League is something that you wait for for weeks and today we showed our best qualities," the Poland striker added. "But we know we can still do even better.”
The return match is March 17 in Munich. Chelsea defeated Atlético Madrid 1-0 within the different round-of-16 match on Tuesday.
“We were too tense from the start, we knew the quality of our opponent but we helped them,” Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi stated. “They ought to have needed to create the targets and as an alternative ... however it will likely be one other step in our development.
“Out of the four goals, we gifted them three and that’s the disappointment. We would have wanted a different result and performance for our return to the last 16.”
Bayern had made the journey to Rome with out a number of gamers as a result of coronavirus and accidents. That record included Thomas Müller, Douglas Costa, Benjamin Pavard, Serge Gnabry and Corentin Tolisso.
It was the primary time Lazio had been within the knockout spherical since 2000-01 and its return bought off to a nightmare begin as a dreadful Mateo Musacchio again cross within the ninth minute was intercepted by Lewandowski, who slotted it into the empty internet.
It was Lewandowski's 72nd profession purpose within the competitors, transferring him above Rául and into the highest three of the goalscoring charts. Cristiano Ronaldo (134) and Lionel Messi (119) prime the record.
Musiala had been handed a shock begin and he doubled Bayern’s lead within the twenty fourth because the England under-21 worldwide was left unmarked to fireplace into the underside left nook after Leon Goretzka had flicked on Alphonso Davies’ cross from the left.
The sport was all however over three minutes from halftime. Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina did effectively to parry Kingsley Coman’s try after a surging run from the France ahead however Sané turned within the rebound.
And Lazio gifted Bayern one other purpose two minutes after the break when Acerbi turned Sané’s cross into his personal internet.
The solely comfort for Lazio was Correa’s purpose within the forty ninth. The Argentina midfielder scored a superb solo effort as he beat 4 Bayern gamers earlier than firing previous Manuel Neuer.