Bayern Munich – Lazio: Bavarian Bailout Books The Route To The Quarter-Final (3-0)

Time ticks down on Thomas Tuchel's tenure in Bavaria, but on what note will he sign off? The supposed security of silverware has been turning into an illusion before his eyes, and the battle to not soil his status all the more as a manager demanded decisive acts to wipe out the deficit of the first leg. His team took their opponents to task, sparing him some dignity in the dugout.
Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.

February saw affairs take a turn for the worse for Bayern Munich. The reigning champions dropped eight points over their last four Bundesliga outings as Bayer Leverkusen’s breakneck pace opened a double digit lead at the summit. In the meantime, a 1-0 loss away at Lazio in the first leg amplified the angst within the camp. Thomas Tuchel will pay the price of his position in the dugout in the summer, but he cannot throw in the towel— at risk of a trophyless club campaign for the first time in 12 years.

Few expected Lazio to last beyond the Round of 16 after the draw. The men of Maurizio Sarri have sunken from the heady heights of the second spot in the Serie A standings at the end of last season to

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