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Lazio vs Bayern: In-form Italians take on weakened champions

Ciro Immobile of Lazio, Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich
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The clash with the Bavarians, who have struggled with form and fitness, may well be coming at the exact right moment for Le Aquile.

The Champions League returns on Tuesday and brings with itself two captivating fixtures: Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea & Lazio vs Bayern

Here, we cover the latter which is set to take place at Stadio Olimpico in Rome and scheduled to kick off at 9 pm CET.

The Serie A side made it to the last-16 by finishing as runners up behind Borussia Dortmund in Group F.

The Bundesliga giants, meanwhile, cruised past the group stages of the competition after comfortably winning Group A.

Lazio vs Bayern Form:

The hosts are in the knockout stages of Europe’s most prestigious club competition after over two decades, with their last participation being back in 2000.

Simone Inzaghi’s men endured a slow start to their domestic season but, after picking up momentum, have been able to come into contention for a top-four finish in Serie A.

In their last eight league matches, they have suffered a single defeat – against leaders Inter Milan.

The Italian outfit, along with their upcoming German opponents, were one of only four teams to remain unbeaten in the Champions League group stages.

The visitors have been far from the winning machine they were last season. They go into Tuesday night’s match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt which came after a disappointing 3-3 draw with Arminia Bielefeld.

In fact, Hansi Flick’s men have already lost almost as many points and conceded almost the same amount of goals this term as they did in their entire title-winning campaign in 2019-20.

Nevertheless, their form in Europe is nothing short of remarkable as the title-holders are unbeaten in their previous 17 Champions League fixtures.

Lazio vs Bayern Head-to-head:

The two teams have never faced each other before in a competitive outing.

Lazio vs Bayern Team News:

Luiz Felipe, Stefan Radu, Thomas Strakosha, and Silvio Proto – all out due to fitness issues – will be missing for the Serie A outfit.

The Bundesliga giants have a long list of injury of absentees. Serge Gnabry, Douglas Costa, Cotentin Tolisso, Alexander Nubel, Tanguy Nianzou are out injured. Thomas Muller and Benjamin Pavard are also unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19.

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