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  • Joseph Faulkner

Lewandoski, Chupo-Moting Lead Bayern into Champions League Last Eight

It was yet another comfortable night for Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League as they cruised to a 2-1 victory over Lazio to advance to the quarter-finals of the competition 6-2 on aggregate.

Robert Lewandowski scored first for the Bavarians from the penalty spot after Leon Goretzka was pushed by Francesco Acerbi before substitute Eric Maxim Chupo-Moting scored the second after replacing a visibly unhappy Lewandoski in the 2nd half of the game.

Lazio put up a better fight in the second half and were duly rewarded with a goal by Marco Parolo late on to make it 2-1 but Bayern held on to the slim lead on the night and could have added a third goal if Serge Gnabry had been more clinical late on.

The talk in Germany is about Lewandowski’s chances of surpassing Gerd Muller’s record of 40 goals in a Bundesliga season and the Polish goal machine is currently on 32 goals with nine league matches remaining, but one thing he has achieved for sure is he is heads and shoulders above everybody else in terms of goal involvements in the Champions League in recent seasons.

Since the start of last season, he’s scored 20 goals and provided five assists in Europe’s premier club competition, which is more than any other player.

Draws for the quarter-finals will be made on Friday

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