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Champions Bayern Munich are looking to go one step further to retain their Champions League title when they face Lazio, while Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea fight in Bucharest on Tuesday.
Bayern reached the round of 16 as Group A champions, with five wins and a draw in six games, and are expected to eliminate Lazio from Serie A, although they will arrive in Rome after a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt .
Lazio and the Bundesliga leaders will meet at the Stadio Olimpico in the first leg, but there will be no home-field advantage for Atleti when they take on Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
Travel restrictions related to the coronavirus meant that the game was moved to the National Arena in the Romanian capital, which Tuchel believes will give his team an advantage.
We used Opta numbers to preview the two matchups.
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FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 22, 2021
Atlético de Madrid-Chelsea: Suárez is still not out of place
If we go by history, it could be difficult to pick a winner in this tie, as both sides have done so. won two each and tied three from their previous European matches, scoring 11 goals each.
The athletes have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the seventh time in the last eight seasons. Chelsea will try to move from the round of 16 to him first time since 2013-14 campaign, when he lost to Diego Simeone’s men in the semifinals.
Luis Suarez He has never failed to score or assist in a Champions League season – this is his eighth season in the tournament. The forward has did not score or put a goal in in his four Champions League games with Atleti.
Chelsea forward Olivier giroud I found the network every 28 minutes on average in the group stage this season (five goals in 142 minutes), the best proportion of any player to score more than once.
Among the goalkeepers who played at least three Champions League games this season, Chelsea Edouard mendy has the best savings percentage of the competition (94 percent), conceding only one of the 16 shots on goal he has faced.
Lazio v Bayern Munich
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Lazio – Bayern Munich: starters to complete another Italian job
Lazio has I only lost one of their six Champions League matches against German rivals (2 wins and 3 draws) and remains undefeated at home.
However, Bayern is undefeated in their previous five Champions League away games against Italian teams (W3 D2). His two visits to the Stadio Olimpico in competition have produced 13 goals, including a 7-1 win against Roma in October 2014.
The Bavarian giants have reached the round of 16 of the 13th consecutive season, only Real Madrid (24) and Barcelona (17) have longer careers.
Bayern have also won 16 of their last 17 Champions League matches (D1), with a +48 goal difference (61 goals for, 13 against), that is, four more victories than any other team during that period (Paris Saint-Germain have won 12).
While Cyrus motionless – eight goals in nine The Champions League begins: it will be the danger of Lazio, the talisman of Bayern needs no introduction.
Robert Lewandowski has 31 goals in 33 Champions League appearances since the start of 2017-18, more than any other player: Cristiano Ronaldo is second with 29 of 34 Departures.