Teenager Jamal Musiala became Bayern’s youngest goal scorer in the Champions League as he helped his team beat Lazio 4-1 in the first match of the round of 16 on Tuesday.
Musiala also became the second youngest player to score in the knockout phase of the competition when he scored Bayern’s second goal.
Bojan is the youngest, having been on the net for Barcelona at the age of 17 years and 217 days in 2008. Musiala, who is allowed to play for either Germany or England, is 17 years and 363 days old.
Musiala posted photos of him celebrating his goal on Twitter, captioning “Night to Remember.”
Earlier, Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern the lead after a howl from Lazio and Leroy Sane put the defensive champion firmly in control at the end of the first half.
Francesco Aserbi scored an own goal at the beginning of the second half, as Lazio’s first participation in the knockout phase of the Champions League in 20 years went from bad to worse. Joaquin Korea brought consolation to the Italian side, which was terrible in defense.
“It was a fantastic night. If you score four goals in Rome, it means that you had a really great game and you achieved something special, “said Lewandowski, who was named a player in the UEFA match.
“The Champions League is something you’ve been waiting for for weeks and today we showed our best qualities,” added the Polish striker. “But we know we can still do even better.”
The rematch is on March 17 in Munich. Chelsea beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the other match of the round of 16 on Tuesday.
“We were too tense from the beginning, we knew the quality of our opponent, but we helped them,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi. “They should have set goals instead … but it will be another step in our growth.
“We gave them three of the four goals and that is the disappointment. We would like a different result and performance for our return in the last 16 ”.
Bayern had traveled to Rome without several players due to the coronavirus and injuries. This list includes Thomas Mueller, Douglas Costa, Benjamin Pavard, Serge Gnabri and Corentin Tolisso.
This was the first time Lazio had been in the knockout round of 2000-01 and his return began a nightmare, as Mateo Musacchio’s terrible return pass in the ninth minute was intercepted by Lewandowski, who put him in the empty net.
This was the 72nd goal in Lewandowski’s career, which moved him over Raul and was in the top three of the goalscoring charts. Cristiano Ronaldo (134) and Lionel Messi (119) top the list.
Musiala was given a surprise start and he doubled Bayern’s lead in the 24th, after the English under 21 were left unmarked to shoot in the bottom left corner after Leon Gorecka clicked on a pass from Alfonso Davis on the left.
The game was almost three minutes after half time. Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina did well to fend off Kingsley Coman’s experience after a growing run by the French striker, but Sane turned around.
And Lazio scored another goal for Bayern two minutes after the break, when Aserbi turned Sane’s cross into his own net.
The only consolation for Lazio was Korea’s goal in the 49th. The Argentine midfielder made a brilliant solo effort while defeating four Bayern players before shooting past Manuel Neuer.