Lazio vs Bayern Munich UCL 2023-24 RO16 1st Leg Match Preview, Team News, Head-to-Head, Possible Lineups, and Dream XI Prediction

Lazio will welcome Bayern at home for the Lazio vs Bayern Munich UCL 2023-24 Round of 16 1st Leg Match.

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Lazio vs Bayern Munich UCL 2023-24 RO16 1st Leg Match Preview, Team News, Head-to-Head, Possible Lineups, and Dream XI Prediction

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Lazio and Bayern will meet at the Stadio Olimpico for the UCL 2023-24 Round Of 16 1st leg match. The Serie A side are aiming for a first quarter-final appearance in 24 years, while the German champions are ultimately targeting for their seventh Champions League title.

Lazio are not in a good position in the Serie A this season after finishing second behind Napoli last season. They are not in a very good condition right now but it would be huge for the Italian side if they manage to beat the German reigning champions.

Meanwhile, the German giants won both legs of the clubs' last-16 contest three years ago, thrashing the Biancocelesti 4-1 at Stadio Olimpico and winning 2-1 in the Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich have won many games against Italian opposition, and have also progressed from 11 of their 12 most recent last-16 ties, except losing to eventual champions Liverpool four years ago.

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Match Details

  • Date: 15th February, 2024

  • Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome

  • Time: 1:30 am (IST)

  • Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network & Sony Liv

Lazio vs Bayern Munich UCL 2023-24 RO16 1st Leg Match Venue: Stadio Olimpico  Image - Wikipedia
Lazio vs Bayern Munich UCL 2023-24 RO16 1st Leg Match Venue: Stadio Olimpico Image - Wikipedia

Lazio vs Bayern Munich: Head-to-Head

Matches Played: 2

Lazio Won: 0

Bayern Munich Won: 4

Tied: 0

Form:

Lazio (in all competitions): W-L-D-L-W

FC Bayern Munich (in all competitions): L-W-W-W-L

Lazio vs Bayern Munich UCL 2023-24 RO16 1st Leg - Team News

Lazio

Maurizio Sarri has almost a fully-fit squad to start with, only Spanish centre-back Patric is still a doubt with a shoulder problem. Mario Gila and Alessio Romagnoli are set to start in the central defensive positions, with Adam Marusic and Elseid Hysaj starting in the full-back roles.

Sarri can also start loanee Juventus midfielder Nicolo Rovella ahead of Danilo Cataldi and Matias Vecino, with the trio contending for one position out of the three available. Davide Renzetti is suspended for this clash.

Matteo Guendouzi and Luis Alberto are set to start with Cataldi in that holding midfield role. Skipper Ciro Immobile will continue to lead the front line for the Italian side. Gustav Isaksen will start on the right wing, while Brazilian Felipe Anderson will play on the left.

"It'll be a very tough game, but we have to approach it with the knowledge that a win isn't impossible. Bayern are the favourites, are always very good in the Champions League. We have to play with confidence and hold our nerve. If needed, we'll all need to suffer together."

Maurizio Sarri (Lazio)

Bayern Munich

Bayern have arrived without the injured Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, Daniel Peretz, Alphonso Davies, Bouna Sarr, Konrad Laimer and Tarek Buchmann. There are also rumours of some internal issues in the background between Matthijs de Ligt and Tuchel, and the centre-back hasn't been selected for the clash.

Dayot Upamecano and Kim Min-jae are set to begin the game in the central positions, with Noussair Mazraoui and Raphael Guerreiro playing the full-back roles.

Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka will surely start in midfield. On the bench, the manager has extra options. However, due to illness, new arrival Bryan Zaragoza will miss this clash.

Tuchel will rely on Thomas Muller's experience in the advanced midfield role, with Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala operating from wide areas. Harry Kane would certainly aim to improve his stats by leading the line against Lazio.

"It's a good chance to show a reaction. It's a new opponent, a new competition, a knockout game. I hope we take that and show the quality we need for a win. We're very critical of ourselves. But we still want to allow ourselves to play confidently and exude that. I'm convinced we have all it takes to show a reaction."

Thomas Tuchel (FC Bayern Munich)

Lazio vs Bayern Munich - Probable Lineups

Lazio:

Provedel; Marusic, Gila, Romagnoli, Hysaj; Guendouzi, Cataldi, Alberto; Isaksen, Immobile, Anderson

Bayern Munich:

Neuer; Mazraoui, Upamecano, Min-Jae, Guerreiro; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Musiala; Kane

Lazio vs Bayern Munich UCL 2023-24 RO16 1st Leg - Dream XI Team Prediction

Lazio vs Bayern Munich UCL 2023-24 RO16 1st Leg - Dream XI Team Prediction
Lazio vs Bayern Munich UCL 2023-24 RO16 1st Leg - Dream XI Team Prediction

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