Bayern Munich look to stay hot in the Champions League when the Bavarians headed to Rome to take on S.S. Lazio in a round of 16 first leg on Tuesday. Bayern are in in first place in the Bundesliga and are coming off a recent Club World Cup victory, earning their sixth title in a year-long span. Lazio are sitting just outside the top four of Serie A standings, despite being winners in four of their last five games.
This match will mark the very first meeting between the two sides in European competition.
Lazio host Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie tonight.
The Serie A side finished second to Borussia Dortmund in the group stage, although they only narrowly survived a scare against Club Brugge in the final round of fixtures. After a poor start to their league campaign, Simone Inzaghi’s side come into the knockout tie in fine form, having won seven of their last eight league matches, seeing the club rise back into the top four.
- Date: Tuesday, Feb. 23
- Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadio Olimpico — Rome, Italy
- Live stream: CBS All Access
- Odds: Lazio +350; Draw +305; Bayern -140
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Defending champions Bayern Munich will provide daunting opposition, though, having taken 16 points from a possible 18 in the group stage. However, Lazio will glean hope from the Bavarians suffering something of a slump from their usually imperious standards, with Hansi Flick’s side seeing their Bundesliga lead reduced to just two points.
Nevertheless, despite several absentees, including Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry, Bayern remain imposing favourites, with Robert Lewandowski in typically spectacular form up front.
The match will begin at 8pm UK time at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday 23 February.
How can I watch it online and on TV?
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport and the BT Sport App.
Lazio: Reina; Patric, Acerbi, Musacchio; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas, Alberto, Marusic; Correa, Immobile
Bayern: Neuer; Sule, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Coman; Lewandowski
What are the odds?
Lazio – 10/3
Draw – 3/1
Bayern – 8/11