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Match awards from Bayern Munich’s 2:1 win over Lazio in the Champions League

Bayern Munich is through to the quarter finals with an impressive 6-2 on aggregate win over the Italians.

Bayern Muenchen v SS Lazio - UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg Two Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Jersey Swap: Adam Marušić

Lazio played well tonight, but still, they had no chance against Bayern Munich. The Bavarians called the shots almost the whole match and left them little room to threaten Alexandar Nübel’s goal. One player stood out for Lazio. It was Adam Marušič who gave his best to defend against Bayern’s notorious attacking play and their high pressing. He often gave Serge Gnabry a hard time when the German winger tried to penetrate on the left flank. Marco Parolo also had a good match after he came in as a substitute. He managed to score the only goal for the visitors.

Der Kaiser: Benjamin Pavard

Another strong performance from the Frenchman. As he was practically invisible the entire season, he started to regain his form after the recovery from COVID-19. Maybe a potential competition with Niklas Süle did wonders for his form, but either way — Benji is back! He was good defensively and was useful when Bayern went forward. He made some important clearances and again provided good passes for his teammates. It wasn’t sure how Hansi Flick would deal with the right-back problem, but it seems that Pavard is regaining his form in the most crucial part of the season.

Fußballgott: David Alaba

Although he started the match as a center-back, after Leon Goretzka was subbed off in the 64th minute, Alaba moved upfield. He played quite well there, probably his best match yet as a central midfielder. He even managed to assist Choupo-Moting on his goal. Although Alaba looked a bit shaky in the last couple of minutes when Lazio pressed Bayern, he managed to keep it together and control the midfield with Javi Martinez. He finished the match with 93% accurate passes and two key passes. Also, while he was playing in the defense, he was very reliable and made no errors.

Der Bomber: Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski continues his fantastic form for Bayern Munich. He managed to open the scoring for the Bavarians as he converted the penalty awarded to him. He is probably the best penalty kick taker out there. In his entire career, he scored 60 times and missed only six times. He almost scored a second goal today, but his nemesis stopped him. I’m talking about the woodwork. Nevertheless, a very strong performance by the Polish striker.

Meister of the Match: Joshua Kimmich

Finally! A fantastic match by Bayern’s midfield warrior. I think he had a tiny dip in form in the last month, but tonight he put up a show. He bossed the midfield, made some crucial tackles, and made some outstanding passes. He was composed, didn’t make any unnecessary errors, and didn’t take risks. He was vital for Bayern’s second goal, as he made a phenomenal pass towards David Alaba, between two of Lazio’s players. He won an impressive eight out of nine duels, had 89% successful passes, and had four key passes.

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