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‘Unplayable’ Bayern Munich cruises into record-breaking 19th Champions League quarterfinal




The Italian team always faced an uphill battle after the reigning champion got an emphatic 4-1 first-leg victory, but Inzaghi was proud of his team’s effort in the return match despite falling into a defeat. by 2-1 and losing by 6-2. as a whole.

“It was a risky game after the first half. The players did well in never shutting down,” Inzaghi said after the game.

“It took a good performance and we left the competition with a positive game. Some teams can’t play: Bayern is one of them.

“We are proud of our European path this season, moving forward from the undefeated group.”

No club has reached the quarter-finals of the competition more often than Bayern Munich, as the German team has done 19 times.

Bayern Munich reached the quarter-finals for a 19th record in the Champions League.

Lewandowski attacks again

Bayern’s progress in the next round of this season’s tournament was almost assured before the break after a well-known name was put on the scoreboard.

Robert Lewandowski scored a penalty just after half an hour to score his 39th goal of the season in all competitions.

No player has played directly in more Champions League goals since the start of last season than Polish striker Lewandowski has contributed 20 goals and five assists.

Lewandowski almost doubled his lead in the second half, but saw his cannon from outside the post.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was left to score Bayern’s second, but Lazio responded with a goal of their own, with Marco Parolo heading home.

Bayern are now unbeaten in their last 19 Champions League games.

“It would have been good to keep a clean sheet; we haven’t done enough this season and even today, against a rival who didn’t have much to play for, we couldn’t manage it,” Bayern star Joshua Kimmich said.

“We wanted to show that we want to win every game. That’s in our DNA and in our approach to every game.”

Robert Lewandowski celebrates the opening goal from the penalty spot.

Quarterfinals draw

Bayern now join Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Porto, Manchester City and Liverpool in the draw for the next round on Friday.

With Bayern among the favorites to win the competition, coach Hansi Flick said his team should be fully prepared to face any team.

“If I had to name a team I don’t want to face yet, I know 100% that we would draw them,” Flick said.

“The best of the best play each other and we are there, where we want to be and where we feel at home.

“We want to finish the season as strong as possible, so we have to be the best of us in the quarterfinals.”