Bayern drub Lazio

ROME, Feb 24: Teenager Jamal Musiala became Bayern Munich’s youngest-ever goal scorer in the Champions League as he helped his team rout Lazio 4-1 in the first leg of the round of 16.
Musiala also became the second-youngest player to score in the knockout stage of the competition when he netted Bayern’s second goal.
Bojan is the youngest, having netted for Barcelona aged 17 years and 217 days in 2008.
Musiala, who is eligible to play for either Germany or England, is 17 years and 363 days.
Robert Lewandowski had earlier given Bayern the lead after a howler from Lazio and Leroy Sané put the defending champion firmly in control at the end of the first half.
Francesco Acerbi netted an own goal at the start of the second half as Lazio’s first appearance in the Champions League knockout stage for 20 years went from bad to worse.
Joaquín Correa scored a consolation for the Italian side, which was woeful defensively. The return match is March 17 in Munich.
Bayern had made the trip to Rome without several players due to the coronavirus and injuries. That list included Thomas Müller, Douglas Costa, Benjamin Pavard, Serge Gnabry and Corentin Tolisso.
It was the first time Lazio had been in the knockout round since 2000-01 and its return got off to a nightmare start as a dreadful Mateo Musacchio back pass in the ninth minute was intercepted by Lewandowski, who slotted it into the empty net.
It was Lewandowski’s 72nd career goal in the competition, moving him above Rául and into the top three of the goalscoring charts. (AP)

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