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Rome : Bayern Munich broke away from its fangs and proved that it is still a difficult number in the old continent despite some recent local stumbling, whether in the cup or league, by beating Lazio in his stronghold of Italy 4 1 Tuesday in the first leg of the final eight of the Champions League competition.
The defending champion entered his meeting with the Italian capital team, which is in one of the elimination rounds of the continental competition for the first time since his first participation in the 1999 2000 season, against the backdrop of a tie and defeat in the domestic league against Armenia Bielefeld (3 3) and Eintracht Frankfurt (1 2), to add these two results to He relinquished the cup title by leaving the second round at the hands of a second-tier team.
But it seems that the reprimand directed by the president of the Bavarian club Karl Heinz Rummenigge to some of the players, especially those concerned with the defensive part that cost the team 31 goals in the 22 matches it has played so far in the local league, paid off Tuesday in the Italian capital, where Bayern settled the meeting in its first half by scoring three Goals.
Bayern, who hosts the second leg on the 17th of next month, cut with this great victory away from home more than half the way towards the quarter-finals, while maintaining its unbeaten record in the continental competition since the second leg of the same round for the 2018-2019 season when it lost to Liverpool, England.