How can Bayern beat Lazio and qualify?

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Champions League

      Bayern have been unstable off the field, with Thomas Tuchel already aware that he will step down as coach at the end of the season, and have underperformed this season. Behind Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and with the dream of the title increasingly distant, they are on a mission to turn the game around against Lazio (1-0), in which they were beaten in the first leg, to see if they can salvage a year that hasn't been the best. In the first game against Lazio, Bayern struggled to make progress on the pitch. Once they had overcome the first line of pressure and won the ball between the lines, Lazio's lines were quickly lowered, creating a huge numerical superiority, combined with good space occupation, which meant that Bayern had few clear chances to score. We can see this in the images below.


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      Moreover, something that was clear in the first leg was how Bayern, even in a positional attack, had their players far away and with few lines of passing, while Lazio had numerical superiority on the ball and in the forward areas, which made Bayern's attack impossible and led to many mistakes.



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So how can Bayern break through this defense?

Bayern can use a couple of ways to do this that were shown in the game itself but were not used very well.
The first is the use of half-space to get into the box, from which the Lazio team shows some gaps, such as the back pass, in which the last line and the second line are not very well-adjusted.



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      Also, since Lazio drop their blocks a lot when they recover, using a cross on the opposite side with a header inside will be interesting. This is because Bayern have midfielders with this ability, such as Sané, Kimmich and so on. Furthermore, when the cross comes in from the opposite side, the defenders lose sight of Kane and that could be fatal!



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Bayern have a much more qualified team than Lazio, but will that be enough to get through?



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