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Bayern complete job against Lazio to ease into last eight

FOOTBALL By Reuters | March 18th 2021
Football - Champions League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Bayern Munich v Lazio - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - March 17, 2021. Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic with Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry after the match. [REUTERS/Andreas Gebert]

Holders Bayern Munich cruised through to the Champions League quarter-finals for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons after beating Lazio 2-1 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday to secure a 6-2 aggregate victory.

Leading 4-1 from the first leg in Rome, Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute, his 39th goal of the season in all competitions, to virtually end Lazio's hopes.

The German champions took their foot off the gas before substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, having replaced Lewandowski, added the second goal in the 73rd minute. Marco Parolo headed a late consolation for Lazio.

Bayern joined fellow German side Borussia Dortmund in the last eight and Lazio's exit means no Italian team will compete in the Champions League quarter-finals, with Juventus and Atalanta having also exited at the last-16 stage. 

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