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Bayern did not even need to deploy overwhelming football at the Olympic in Rome to virtually resolve their tie against Lazio.
He beat like someone who passes the broom in the kitchen after eating, offering a feeling of routine that in recent times was not such, doubtful as it has been shown in recent weeks in the Bundesliga.
the Champions League arrives and the Bavarian team is transformed
, without the need for fanfare, into the ogre that everyone fears, today even more so than yesterday.
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45 minutes of great effectiveness and moral punishment were enough for poor Lazio, back at this stage of the European Cup after 20 years of disappointing absences and participations.
Unless he is able to illuminate in Munich one of the biggest surprises in recent football, his path will end here, the Roman team being crushed by the reigning champions, who
punished each and every one of their mistakes with cruelty and forcefulness
The first of them came early, at nine minutes, when
Musacchio looked for Reina with a lousy pass
, slowed down by the heaviness of a grass that was too wet.
Lewandowski, always attentive when the ball goes round the area, took advantage of it to score his 72nd goal in the Champions League, surpassing Raúl's mark and now only behind Cristiano and Messi in the historical classification.
The goal was fatal to Lazio, under Bayern's control of the ball, with a pace not too high, but enough to avoid any trouble.
The Germans only accelerated when their rival squandered his rare chances and then mounted deadly counterattacks.
Thus came his next three goals, the third of them - the fourth in total - just after the second half began.
The former Sevilla player
immediately responded to that goal, scored by Acerbi in his own goal after a tremendous ride by Sané.
The goal served Lazio to at least regain competitiveness in the remainder of the game, which was still a lot.
Bayern clearly lowered the piston in the final half hour, but without allowing Simone Inzaghi's team to re-engage in the tie.
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