After Ronaldo’s double pack: McKennie sets the finishing line

For many weeks Lazio Rome has been in a captivating condition – with one exception. Now comes the dream bonus in the Champions League eighth finals. The goal is to play freely.

Although the reigning top-class champion Bavaria Munich has admitted two wobblers in a row (3:3 against promoter Bielefeld, 1:2 in Frankfurt), it can nevertheless be rightly asserted: At the upcoming Champions League eighth final against Lazio, where the first leg at the Olimpico Stadium rises this Tuesday evening (9pm, LIVE!, the FCB is nevertheless regarded as a tower-high favourite.

What about Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi, who has been in office since 2016 and who has won the Coppa of the 2018/19 season? The 44-year-old fully acknowledges that the German record champion is a different house number than his club. But this is exactly what gives Inzaghi courage and confidence before the first comparison with Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer & Co. First of all, the coach is happy to be in the last 16 in the CL: “That’s just nice, that’s the confirmation of five years of working together in this club, with this fantastic group.”