Lazio Rom welcomes defending champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16. To get you in the mood, we deliver 3 stories about the duel.
Lulic’s CL debut at 35?
For Senad Lulic, the dream of the Champions League could become a reality on Tuesday at the age of 35. The Bosnian-Swiss dual citizen with YB and GC past has been playing for the Romans since 2011, who were able to qualify for the “premier class” for the first time since the 2007/08 season.
The Lazio captain missed the group stage due to an ankle injury in February 2020. After two operations and almost a year of absence, the midfielder now seems ready for action again. On Saturday he was on the pitch for 55 minutes in the 1-0 win against Sampdoria and was wearing the captain’s armband again. He was registered for the Champions League.
For Lulic, the round of 16 games against Bayern could be the last chance at the Champions League dream: His contract with Lazio, which is currently just behind the CL places in Serie A, expires in the summer.
Striker duel Immobile vs. Lewandowski
Ciro Immobile was once committed to Borussia Dortmund as the successor to Robert Lewandowski, who had moved to Munich. But the then 24-year-old was unable to meet the high expectations. He ended up in Rome, where he matured to become an absolute top scorer.
You can watch the match between Lazio Rome and Bayern Munich on SRF Zwei in re-live:
- February 24, 2021, 12:20 a.m.
- February 24th, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Last season, the 31-year-old Italian even surpassed his predecessor at the time. With 36 league goals, he relegated Lewandowski in the top scorer list of the European top 5 leagues to second place (34 hits).
The Italian was particularly accurate in the premier class. In 4 games he scored 5 times.
Now there is a second direct encounter between the strikers. Immobile won the only direct duel so far in a 2-0 win in the DFB Cup final in 2014 wearing the Dortmund jersey against Bayern.
The assistant coach of Bayern Munich celebrates a reunion with the “Eternal City”: Miroslav Klose had spent the last 5 years of his playing career at Lazio and is now returning to the Italian capital alongside Bayern coach Hansi Flick.
The former striker won the Italian Cup with the Romans in 2013.
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