Our prediction for this Champions League match:
After qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages for the first time since 2000, Lazio will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Bayern Munchen at their Stadio Olimpico. The Biancocelesti are on a seven-game winning run at home in all competitions, but they will have a big fish to fry in Tuesday’s football match. The likes of Thomas Strakosha, Luiz Felipe, and Stefan Radu are all sidelined with injuries, while Andreas Perreira is a major doubt.
The Bavarians, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Hansi Flick’s troops are on a quest to defend their Champions League trophy, but seeing that they have been struggling at the back of late, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Douglas Costa, Corentin Tolisso, Serge Gnabry, and Alexander Nubel are all injured, while both Benjamin Pavard and Thomas Muller have been tested positive for coronavirus.
Highlighted Player (Manuel Lazzari):
Born in Valdagno, Italy on November 29, 1993, Manuel Lazzari is a midfielder who plays for Serie A side SPAL. Lazzari played for the youth teams of Montecchio Maggiore at the start of his football career and in 2011 he moved to Delta Rovigo.
After spending the 2011/2012 season at the club, Manuel Lazzarri joined Giacomense in the summer of 2012 and it has to be noted that he made 24 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2012/2013 season the 174-cm-tall footballer moved to SPAL and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the club.
Manuel Lazzari had seven assists in 39 appearances for SPAL in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign and, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the Italian elite division. His main position is right midfield, but he can play as both right-back and right winger if needed. Manuel Lazzari’s contract with SPAL should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times.
The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005.
Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.