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Harry Kane leads Bayern Munich to a 3-0 win over Lazio to reach the Champions League quarter-finals

Harry Kane sparks Bayern’s comeback as they beat Lazio 3-0 to book a place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Harry Kane
Bayern’s comeback as they beat Lazio 3-0. (Photo Source: FC Bayern Twitter)

Kane leads Bayern’s comeback

Bayern Munich staged a spectacular comeback at the Allianz Arena, overcoming a 1-0 first leg deficit against Lazio with a dominant 3-0 win to book their place in the Champions League quarter-finals. The star of the match was England captain Harry Kane, whose double strike as well as Thomas Müller’s goal turned the tide in Bayern’s favour.

Despite the poor performance in the Bundesliga, Bayern fans rallied in support of their team, bringing energy to the Allianz Arena players. Lazio, aiming to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years, face a tough task and a tense match given their ongoing struggles in Serie A.

Harry Kane inspires Bayern comeback with double strike against Lazio

Kane has been in exceptional form this season and has led Bayern’s attack. However, Lazio’s resilient defense and crucial saves from goalkeeper Ivan Provedel initially prevented Bayern from achieving that success.

The chance came just before half-time when Matthijs de Ligt attempted a volley from a corner. Thomas Müller headed the ball into the net at the back post in typical style, giving Bayern a significant lead on aggregate and rekindling hopes of a comeback.

Bayern’s Harry Kane created the early chances in the second half. In the 38th minute, his header, although somewhat weak, hit the back of the net, leveling the aggregate score.

Despite Lazio having some moments, including a missed header by Ciro Immobile. In the 66th minute, Leroy Sane’s shot was blocked and Kane took advantage of the opportunity to score his second goal, giving the German side a comfortable lead.

Bayern made strategic substitutions to maintain control, leaving Lazio struggling to create meaningful chances. Kane’s presence kept Lazio a constant threat throughout the match.

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Advance to the Champions League quarter-finals

The final whistle confirmed Bayern’s impressive 3–0 victory, sealing their place in the quarter-finals and injecting new hope into their Champions League campaign. The fans at the Allianz Arena celebrated the team’s resilience and Kane’s clinical finishing which played a key role in the turnaround.

The win is not only a testament to Bayern’s character, but it marks the first time they have advanced to the Champions League knockout stage for the first time in eight attempts after losing in the first leg of the Champions League knockout tie. This reflects their impressive record of making the last 16 for the 12th time in 13 seasons, with seven consecutive wins against Italian clubs on home soil.

Tuchel’s vital win eases pressure on Bayern as they advance

For manager Thomas Tuchel, who has been under some pressure with just one win in his last five matches, this win was much needed. Success in the Champions League now stands as a potential savior for Bayern’s season.

Lazio’s defeat has extended their disappointing run in Germany to five trips without a win. Maurizio Sarri’s tactical approach of being wide and bold was ultimately unsuccessful, and for only the second time in 14 European fixtures, Lazio were knocked out despite winning the first leg.

As Bayern’s performance in the Champions League continues, with the Bundesliga title slipping away, the Champions League offers a glimmer of hope for a successful season for Bayern Munich.

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